Tuesday, May 11, 2010

How to Make Paint Splattered Boxes ~ Gifting or Storage

Make these fun and artistic boxes from plain gift boxes.  Recycle your boxes into a nice storage box, or paint one to give as a gift or fill with a gift. 

Items you need:
-cardboard boxes any shape
-acrylic paints
-paint brushes
-a large cardboard box to paint your smaller box inside (work surface)

Start with a plain cardboard box.  Recycle a gift box or search craft stores for cardboard boxes.  If you live near a S.C.R.A.P type store, search there as well.

Step 1:  Separate the lid from the bottom.  Paint the bottom of the box as shown below.  If you paint the entire box bottom (outside), it may be difficult to close again.

Step 2:  Paint the top of the box one color.  Allow to dry.

Step 3:  Place your box top (painted and dried) inside the cardboard box to splatter paint.  Dip your paint brushes into various colors and with quick flicks of the wrist, splatter paint across the box top.

Step 4:  Allow your box top to dry completely.  Wash your paint brushes and clean up as it dries.  The cardboard box can be saved and reused  to splatter paint more boxes. 

1 comment:

Thrift Queen said...

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