Fast Friday # 4 Tall Gift Box

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.


About nikimeiners

Friend, Wife, Mom and an all around crafty old soul. Artist, Writer, Creative Director and Style Maker. Lover of old, fond of the new. Craver of excitement, establisher of the calm. My website Bio- Growing up in a small mid-western town, Niki Meiners was surrounded by a modest, resourceful and very entrepreneurial family. Her simple upbringing spurred her "Can do" attitude and gave her the confidence to try any challenge placed before her. She knew there was more out there than just her small town and set off after high school to explore the world. It was through these travels that she discovered her love of art and her desire to make the world a prettier place. It was not until she suffered a paralyzing illness that she realized she wanted to reconsider her corporate career as a Chief Paper Pusher, and her thoughts immediately turned to her first passion, art. In 2003 she began an odyssey that would take her from product design to publication and everywhere in between. She is known for her distinctive, high quality creations that feature a diverse mix of styles and highly creative approach to even the smallest detail. Niki is an Idea Architect, easily outlining every project from concept to completion. Her creations are simultaneously beautiful and functional and her in depth knowledge of the industry allows her to produce projects with a specific understanding of both the consumers and the manufacturers. This knowledge has allowed her work to be featured in the industries leading craft and lifestyle publications and manufacturers’ websites. nikimeiners at
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4 Responses to Fast Friday # 4 Tall Gift Box

  1. Molly Smith says:

    Love this, I {heart} boxes, period. I like the use of the pony beads for a handle. Thanks for sharing!

  2. Great box for my favorite hostess gift!

  3. What a beautiful idea for Christmas wrapping! Thank you so much for sharing it in the FaveCrafts’ blog hop.

    As a special thank you, we’re putting together a newsletter on Wednesday that features this project along with the other projects from blog hop participants. Thanks again for getting involved. We hope you’ll join us next month. 🙂

  4. Jeff says:

    Very creative gift box!

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