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Elegant Christmas Box

By: Debbie Saenz
Debbie Saenz
Debbie Saenz
My name is Debbie Saenz and I’ve had a passion for creating art ever since I was a young child. Through the years, I’ve enjoyed working with many different art mediums and I’m always excited to learn new techniques. My heart’s desire is to inspire people through my art. My latest passion is mixed-media…It’s like a melting pot of all the mediums I love! Come learn more about me and my creative journey on my blog, A Creative Life, at: http://debbiesaenz.typepad.com
This box will become a classic decoration in your home year after year.
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FolkArt ® Acrylic Colors - Licorice, 2 oz.
Item #938
Premium, all-purpose acrylic paint for decorative crafts and home décor. Superior coverage. Exceptional brushability. Use on all porous surfaces. All colors are certified AP non-toxic, water-based, and acid neutral.

$1.59

FolkArt ® Acrylic Colors - Fresh Foliage, 2 oz.
Item #954
Premium, all-purpose acrylic paint for decorative crafts and home décor. Superior coverage. Exceptional brushability. Use on all porous surfaces. All colors are certified AP non-toxic, water-based, and acid neutral.

$1.59

FolkArt ® Acrylic Colors - Christmas Red, 2 oz.
Item #958
Premium, all-purpose acrylic paint for decorative crafts and home décor. Superior coverage. Exceptional brushability. Use on all porous surfaces. All colors are certified AP non-toxic, water-based, and acid neutral.

$1.59

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Other Supplies
Wood box or cigar box
Wood Christmas tree cutout
Chipboard or other thin cardboard
Scrapbook paper (1 to 2 pieces of red with design; 1 piece of red; green; black; and gold striped; 1 piece black patterned with words; 1 piece green patterned)
Red ribbon (1 inch
½ inch)
Small red embellishment for top of tree
Black distress ink
Hole punch
Hot Glue
Sandpaper

Instructions

  1. Remove hinges from box; set aside.
  2. Cut an oval shape from chipboard (Use Christmas tree to as a guide; shape should be approx. an inch wider than tree).
  3. Paint inside of box and edges with Christmas Red.
  4. Paint edge of oval shape with Licorice.
  5. Paint edge of Christmas tree with Fresh Foliage.
  6. Cut paper to appropriate size of box. Red patterned paper for top and sides, striped paper for edges of lid.
  7. Use Mod Podge to glue paper to box. Set aside to dry.
  8. Trace tree onto back of green pattered paper; cut out. Trace oval shape onto back of black patterned paper; cut out.
  9. Use Mod Podge to glue paper to tree and oval shape. Set aside to dry.
  10. Sand off any excess paper from edges of box, tree, and oval shape with sandpaper (Sand in one downward direction until paper falls off and edges are smooth).
  11. Ink all edges with black distressing ink.
  12. Give box, tree, and oval shape a coat of Mod Podge. Allow to dry.
  13. Replace hinges on box.
  14. Punch holes approx. ¾ inch apart around oval shape. Thread ½ inch ribbon through holes and tie into a box at top.
  15. Make a bow with 1 inch ribbon.
  16. Use hot glue to attach bow to front of box, oval to top center of box, and Christmas tree to center of oval.
  17. Add embellishment to top of tree.
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