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About Me: I am the creative person behind Ribbonwood Cottage. A mother, wife and grandmother. My goal in life is to leave a lasting legacy to my family that life is incredible. God gave us this one life and it is worth the journey! A believer. A pianist, church music and worship director. Focused on intentionally living the best life possible.

November 6, 2009

Pink & Glitter Christmas Boxes-Tutorial

Joining in again for this fun Pink Saturday! Be sure to see Beverly's blog for more Pink goodness @ http://howsweetthesound.typepad.com/my_weblog/

Have you tried Decoupaging yet? Glitter? I'm in heaven just using Mod Podge and glitter!
You will need:
Papier Mache box-I used round
Martha Stewart Glitter
Mod Podge
Scrapbook paper
First Paint the edges of your box and then let dry.

Next lay your box down on the paper to measure where you need to cut....

Cut your paper the width and length of your box. The 12 x 12 paper actually was a tiny bit shorter than the length of my box...but I ended up covering the area with a tiny piece of paper.

Next apply your MOD PODGE and smooth out any bubbles. Let dry.

Next I used a small paint brush and brushed on Mod Podge ( could use glue for this step) and then attached Martha Stewart Glitter.
I then decoupaged the lid.

The last step...I added regular glue to the top of the lid and added Spanish Moss. I needed a base to set my reindeer ornament on.

After I added the Spanish Moss, I dribbled glue on top of it and sprinkled it generously with Martha Stewart Glitter and some of her Mica flake- snow like glitter for added sparkle!

Monday I will show how I made several ornaments with glitter and beautiful napkin rings so be sure to drop in for a visit! One last thing, I ended up lightly painting the spanish moss with a touch of white paint...it looked a little drab....
I wish you could see the glitter on the spanish moss, it looks adorable...

I plan on putting gift cards in some of these for my nieces, they are just the right size for little goodies inside!
Thanks for coming by.


Heidi said...

HI Debbie, Thank you for leaving such a nice comment!....We are both so prepared for Pink Saturday, aren't we!! :)....I just have to say that those little boxes are just adorable!!...& to add a little gift to?...Darling!! I may be whipping up a few of these too!...I LOVE tutorials & this one I will definitely do!...Thank you for the inspiration!! Your friend, heidi XO

Country Wings in Phoenix said...

Hi Debbie!
Happy Pink Saturday!
I really love this little tutorial you have shown today. It doesn't look hard and what a wonderful way to give a Christmas gift. It would be really nice for and office gift exchange. I so love this idea. Thank you for sharing. I love the white on the moss. It makes it appear more realistic. I love it.

Thanks for sharing today. Please pop over and see my pink post. I would so love to share with you.

Country hugs, Sherry

Anonymous said...

I haven't but I've seen some project and they really transform an ordinary "something" into something pretty - just like what you did with the boxes. And you added some touch with the decor on the top. Very lovely gifts for friends.


Catharina Maria said...

Great pink post !
Happy Pink Saturday! Thanks so much for sharing and please come visit when you have a moment!
Love from the Netherlands Rini

Ceekay-THINKIN of HOME said...

they are really cute Debbie. Great idea. I have not done much glittering...but I like it!

Kammy said...

So sweet Debbie !
You are so creative and I am sure that your nieces will be thrilled !

Marty@A Stroll Thru Life said...

Super tutorial and what a great idea. Love it. Hugs, Marty

Marsha @ Tattered Chick said...

You always have such fabulous tutorials! I have several of these boxes . . . now I know what to do with them!

Have a wonderful Pink Saturday!


Tami @ Creative girl Vintage said...

What a beautiful job you did on those boxes! They are very special.
Happy pink Saturday to you!
xo Tami

Its So Very Cheri said...

You did a great job. Thanks for posting.


Darlene said...

Those boxes are absolutely adorable!!! What a great idea for gift cards!!

Lori Lynn said...

SWEET boxes! I'm going to try it!
Have a ♥ filled Pink Saturday, and come on over to my blog and sign up for my giveaway!

Thru Pink Curtains said...

it looks so easy and uses handy stuff around the house too. great post!!

Jil~Say It With Roses said...

Your boxes turned out so sweet...Thanks for the tutorial, too.
You are so right...who can live without Mod Podge and Glitter?????

Sue said...

What a great Christmas craft idea. A gift that holds a gift...perfect!

Mary Bergfeld said...

What a wonderful tutorial. Thanks for putting it together for us. I hope you are having a wonderful weekend and enjoying pink Saturday.

Mollye said...

These turned out beautiful and in a word. Fun. Happy Pink Saturday, Mollye

Simple Home said...

These turned out so nice. I love that you take pictures of each step to make it easier for us. Thanks.

♥Mimi♥ said...

Pink is my color and today is always such a special day for me. Oodles of pink to check out and oodles of beautiful blogs to admire.

Thank you so much for participating this week. I l♥ved dropping by to see your delightful pinkness. Have a wonderful weekend filled with fun and the company of those you love.

Claudia said...

They are so pretty, Debbie! You did a fabulous job. Happy Pink Saturday!

Mary said...

Great tutorial!
The boxes look fantastic~!
Happy Pink Saturday!
Mary :)

GwendolynKay said...

What a great tutorial! Your boxes are lovely! Happy Pink Saturday!

Unknown said...

Hi Debbie, I just bought some Mod Podge last week and I have been saving up all these odd boxes to decorate.I will post my endeavors in a couple of weeks, yours were great and so inspiring!! The grand-girls will just love the Martha Stewart Bling!! Thanks Meg

Jennifer said...

Debbie,Happy Pink Sat!What beautiful pinks you have,love the boxes. Have a great weekend.Hugs,Jen

Patricia said...

Thank you for the tutorial.
I have enjoyed my visit to your blog and Happy Pink Saturday. I hope you have a wonderful new week.

Manuela@A Cultivated Nest said...

Very cute! I love the Martha glitter and mica flakes. The boxes are darling!


Janean said...

hello from one cottage to another! sweet glittery-girly-girl boxes. i like your Scripture too.

Unknown said...

Beautiful paper and awesome project! I love - I'm Tweeting.

Jany Schindler said...

Oh... I love the cookie cutter dough ornaments. I too love to add lots of glitter to my creations.
What a wonderful post.
Don't forget to "Look in the Nook"

Beverly said...

Debbie, these are so pretty. You are so good about making such lovely things. Pink and green and glitter. I don't think it gets any better than that.

Happy Pink Saturday.