Each box starts out with the same paint, ink and paper. Once the boxes are prepped, you can add anything you like to the inside.
Punch a hole in the top the box for hanging. Make sure it is centered left to right and top to bottom or the ornament could hang off balance.
Paint the inside of the box with Gold Dapper paint. One coat is fine.
One note about the alcohol ink - if you get it too dark you can always add more and then wipe it away with a piece of felt. That's how I got the center lighter than the corners.
1. Thread the button onto the ribbon. Center it.
2. Thread the two ends of the ribbon into the hole from the inside.
3. Pull until the button is tight against the box.
4. Tie the top of the ribbon in a knot.
The second method for hanging will be shown later in this post.
All right, that is the basic boxes. Now on to the inside!
1. Use the Sized Ovals - medium, to cut a piece of chipboard covered with vintage paper. I used an old store receipt.
2. Cut black cardstock letters using the Typeset die. I like this decorative strip because you get both capital and lower case letters in one run through the machine.
3. Glue words onto oval.
5. Once dry, ink with Brushed Corduroy Distress Ink Love the texture.
I purchased some vintage metal tinsel edging when I was in Paris (both gold and silver). This is the first time I have retrieved it from it's special hiding place to use in a project. I cannot tell you how beautiful it is, and the pictures really do not do it justice.
A square box this time - perfect for the woodlands wreath.
1. Start with the same basic box steps.
2. Add Glossy Accents or another liquid glue to the edge over the gold paint.
3. Pour out Stickles Dry Fine Glitter - Platinum onto a sheet of paper. Turn box over and dip into the glitter. Set aside to dry. Slide excess glitter back into jar.
4. Add Multi-medium to top of wreath.
5. Dip wreath into the jar of Distress Stickles Dry Glitter - clear rock candy to get a nice thick coat.
6. Add lace and ribbon to wreath with hot glue. Add vintage pearl.
9. Once wreath is dry, adhere to the box with Glossy Accents.
1. Complete basic box.
2. Trim the back of the small Woodlands tree so that it lies flat in the box.
3. Cover the front of the tree with Multi-medium and roll in Distress Stickles Dry Glitter - clear rock candy to get a nice thick coat.
4. Add vintage pearls to tree - pushing them into the branches (use hot glue if necessary).
5. Cut a piece of plastic (mine is old plastic packaging) to fit over box.
6. Add Remnant Rubs to plastic.
7. Adhere tree to box with hot glue.
8. Add a bit of Distress Stickles Dry Glitter - clear rock candy to mimic snow.
9. Adhere plastic to box with Ranger Metal Foil Tape (mine has been Alcohol inked) to seal in the snow.
This box is the same as the previous one except I added wishbones and alcohol inked pearls to the box. I also used a rub on the inside of the box and on the plastic cover.
By the way, Gilded Christmas Box Kits are now in my Etsy Shop! Just click on the Aqua sidebar link.
Now carry on!