Brown Paper mache boxes found in craft stores are a blank canvas waiting for some color and a little bit of imagination. Krylon spray paint works very well on this material. It goes on like a dream and you can make a dozen of these in an afternoon. Here is a little tip for those of you who are lucky enough to have a Hobby Lobby near you. The one I used to live by would give you a huge discount if you purchased 100 or more of any item. It might sound like a ton of one item but it is really not. You would be amazed at what you can put in one of these. They are not just for wine. I make chocolate covered pretzels, add a little stuffing so they don’t break and toss on a bow. You can disguise a scarf in one too.
Tools: paper trimmer
Materials: Krylon spray paint, pattern paper, ribbon, pony beads, prima flower
Directions: Spray paint according to directions in a well ventilated area. Let dry. Cut paper into strips and adhere with Aleene’s® Original Tacky Glue®. Adhere ribbon to top of box as shown. Remove one side of cord that comes with the box and string pony beads on until full. Reattach to box. Adhere Prima flower and leaves as show. Then fill with gift.