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Mint Magnet Gift Box

By: Jane Chandler
Jane Chandler
Jane Chandler
Jane Chandler is an artist/designer who resides with her hubby, three kids, and dog in Northwest Arkansas after “growing up” in Little Rock. She enjoys antiquing, flowers, decorating, watercolor/mural painting, and spending time with family and friends in her spare time. She’s worked for publishing, paint, and needlework companies within the craft and hobby industry for 25+ years. She loves to create unique items, using a wide range of mediums.
A perfect treat for the holiday season!
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Supplies

FolkArt ® Acrylic Colors - Wicker White, 2 oz.
Item #901
Premium, all-purpose acrylic paint for decorative crafts and home decor. 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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Mod Podge ® Matte, 8 oz.
Item #CS11301
Mod Podge ® is quick-drying for multiple coat build up and dries clear. Can be sanded to a smooth finish. Cleans up easily while wet with soap and water. Certified AP non-toxic; waterbase. Mod Podge ® is an all in one decoupage glue, sealer and finish.

$7.29

Other Supplies
3” high round paper mache box
Unfinished wood: 2“ circle/disc
Two round ¾” Craft magnets
Scrapbook papers
Clear cellophane film
3/8” wide scrapbooking ribbon
Foam Plate for paints
Medium flat
and small round paintbrushes
Pencil
Ruler
Scissors
Black permanent marker – fine point
Low temp glue gun
Pattern for mint

Instructions

  1. Use Wicker White to paint box, box lid, and wood circle; let dry.
  2. Transfer mint pattern lines to one side of circle.
  3. Use Christmas Red to paint top of lid and alternate sections of mint pattern on circle; let dry.
  4. Cut a 9 ½” x 3” strip from striped paper; cut a 9 ½” x 1 ½” strip from candy cane print paper.
  5. Use Mod Podge to attach wide strip around side of box, smoothing out wrinkles and overlapping ends; let dry.
  6. Use Mod Podge to attach narrow strip around side of box, ½” from bottom edge, smoothing out any wrinkles and overlapping ends. Let dry.
  7. Apply a topcoat of Mod Podge on all pieces; let dry.
  8. Use marker to write name over mint side of circle.
  9. Use glue gun to attach a 9 ½” length of ribbon around side of lid; trimming excess and sealing overlapped ends.
  10. Glue one magnet to center at inside of box lid. Glue remaining magnet to center back of mint shape, being sure that the side facing out is correct so that magnets attract (and do not distract) when mint is placed on top of box lid.
  11. Cut a 5” x 7” piece of cellophane film. Place mint shape, face down, at center of film and join long straight edges at center back. Hold in position while twisting ends of film at each side of mint, using glue to secure twists at back side. Trim excess film evenly. Place mint magnet on top of lid.
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