Pretty Packages

>> Monday, December 14, 2009

We're sick of wrapping gifts and then throwing away a mountain of paper after the gifts are all opened. So this year I was inspired by maya*made and we finally got around to painting some of the cardboard boxes we've been hoarding for a couple of years. These are all the kind of boxes that close with a built-in flap - so no tape or anything is needed. Easy-peasy.

We opened the boxes out flat and then used two paint colors on each one. Just your basic acrylic craft paint, dribbled directly onto the box and brushed together a bit as we spread them out. We had planned to stamp them or add stickers after the painting, but we decided they were perfectly pretty as-is. 


Britt Kaufmann December 15, 2009 at 9:37 AM  

Great idea! Thanks! I may do this with the kids.

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