Use foil to make your decoupage gift box sparkle

Use gold foil and tissue paper to upcycle a gift box. Makes your gifts for Christmas and birthdays look amazing.

Children must be supervised if making this project.


Transcript of video for making a decoupage birthday or Christmas gift box

You will need:
a small cardboard box for recycling, any size will do to fit your gift
paint brushes in various sizes
white gesso (optional)
a selection of acrylic paints in red, gold and indigo
white craft glue
old paintbrush
matching ribbon and bow
nail file
greetings tag (optional)

Take an old box.

Paint it white with gesso.

Then paint with indigo acrylic paint and leave to dry.

Glue gold foil to the lid crinkling the surface.

Before the glue dries, make tears in the foil with your fingers to give a crackled texture. Leave to dry.

Using a dry brush, add red and indigo acrylic paint to the surface in a circular motion to emphasise the texture of the foil. Leave to dry.

Glue tissue paper, preferably with a pattern on it, to the sides of the box. Leave to dry then tear and file the edges to give a distressed look.

Add acrylic paints to the edges with a dry brush to bring out the textures on the box.

Add a bow, ribbon around the sides and a greetings tag and your gift box is ready.

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