Hi everyone! Today I'd like to share an up-cycled paper clip box tutorial that I put together for the Paperdvizhnik blog. This is super easy and could be used for any type box that you might have.
To begin, I wanted to make something for the Holiday, so I decided on a Christmas tree. From here, I gathered up a bunch of supplies that I thought would go together well.
Once my supplies were gathered, I applied gesso to the paper clip box.
Once the gesso was dry, I applied some paint to a cut out star and the paper clip box. I then shaded around the edges.
After applying color to the sides of the box, I smeared the color with my finger and then did some light stamping on the sides with a 'number' stamp that I had.
Next I cut different paper shapes, applied paint and sparkles.
Once the paint was dry, I adhered the layers of paper to the box.
I then trimmed my tree with buttons and a ribbon trim at the bottom. At this point, the box is finished and could be used as is, or tied with a ribbon/bow.
I've also added another box, that I did a little while back, to give you an example of other possibilities for your box. Really, any kind of image would be very pretty to add to a box!
I hope you'll give this project a try....you could give it your own special look with something that has meaning to you or to someone that you'd like to give it to.
As always, thank you for stopping by and have a wonderful day!