Ornament Boxes for the Holidays Using ScotchBlue Painters Tape
“These DIY ornament boxes make such a fun gift (perfect for holiday hostesses!) and they also double as great holiday home decor!”
Cardboard (Thin but sturdy is best!)
Craft Paint + Paintbrushes
Hot Glue Gun
Craft Knife, Cutting Mat + Ruler (Optional)
ScotchBlue™ Painter’s Tape Delicate Surfaces with Advanced Edge-Lock™ Paint Line Protector (#2080EL)
Step By Step Guide:
Use computer paper to make templates for your different ornaments shapes. Trace your shape onto the cardboard and cut it out.
To make the lid of the box, you’ll need to make the same ornament shape 1/16” larger all the way around. To do this, I recommend tracing the piece you already cut, then using your ruler to measure 1/16” from the edges. Mark with a pencil, creating a new slightly larger ornament shape and cut out.
Lastly, you’ll need to cut out the sides of your box. For the lid of the box, cut strips of cardboard that are 1.5” wide. For the bottom of the box, cut strips that are 2” wide.
Use hot glue to assemble your box. Start with the bottom of your box. Run a thin line of hot glue along a couple inches of the edge, then adhere to the edge of one of your 2” wide strips.
Repeat the same steps with your lid pieces.
Use white paint to prime the outside of your box, which makes the colors “pop” so much more! Let dry. Paint the bottom of your box your desired color and then get ready to decorate the lid!
To create stripes like you see on mine, use ScotchBlue™ Painter’s Tape to block off the sections of the lid that you’ll want to be a different color. Fold the tape over the sides so your stripe continues around the sides of the lid.
You can use the tape as your “stripe” and paint a contrasting color right overtop, leaving what is underneath white.
Remove the tape (Ah, look at those straight edges!) and let dry completely.
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