There's no doubt that it's summer, why not embrace it and make something cute inspired by tropical breezes (wishful thinking), and pineapples! Why not make someone smile by creating a gift box that is a present in itself. I made this project a little while back in order to help Wendy's to help promote their Blackberry Lemonade. It was just the right amount of tart and sweet, wrapped up into one pretty drink! What will you be making and gifting this summer?
This post was totally inspired by the amazingly awesome blog, Damask Love!
- Oval-shaped Paper Mache Boxes
- Yellow Paint, White Paint
- Paint Brush (to paint over entire box)
- Wooden Skewer Sticks (to paint white marks on boxes)
- Paint Brush
- Mint Green Sparkle Foam Sheet
- Gift Items or Candy to fill boxes
1.) Cover your work surface, and paint your boxes yellow. I used 2 coats, but they dried pretty quickly.
2.) Make sure your yellow paint is 100% dry, then with a skewer stick, draw/paint the lines onto the boxes. I basically put the white paint onto a paper plate, then laid the skewer sticks down, covered the end in paint, then drew the lines across the boxes. This helps you create super straight lines, too!
3.) Now, cut out your green top parts. Feel free to print the photo, below, to get the right shapes. I just sort of free-handed one, and traced it on the non-glitter side of the foam. These were so easy to cut out!
4.) Now, simply glue the little green top pieces onto the boxes, and you're done!! Fill them with paper shreds, and whatever your heart delights!