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Gift box

During the days leading up to Christmas, there's nothing better than seeing brightly colored boxes sitting underneath a Christmas tree.  Instead of investing in something that's going to be torn to shreds on Christmas day, why not make this paper mache box that can be used for storing afterwards?  

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Here's how to make it: 

1.  Cover a paper mache’ box useing a xyron glue stick and creative imaginations, Christine Adolph silver foil printed papers. 

2.  Use Design Memory Craft gelato colors to tint the white background with the foam blending tool and water.

3.  Add clear rhinestones, a lace trim and lace bow for holiday sparkle.


Colleen McGinty Colleen has a rich, eclectic style that she has honed during her 12 years she has worked in-house with us at Faber-Castell. She has been using our products with amazing results on all her paper crafting projects for years! You can also find her on Etsy.


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That such a beautiful keepsake box, sure to please anyone!

Very pretty! I even have some paper mache boxes.......

Love these little boxes, and you have created a beautiful treasure! Thanks for sharing :)

So pretty. A gift in itself!

Love the box top with the gems and ribbon. This would make a nice birthday present as well to store jewelry maybe, you gave me lots of ideas. Thanks for sharing.

Katie B.

these are so cute and what a great idea. Love using boxes that can be re-used for gifts or storage. TfS

So fabulous!

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    So *THAT* is what you are supposed to use that large inner well of the palette for!! I have one just like that that I use all the time, but thought that big well in the middle was rather impractical. Ha!
    Very sweet project. Who knew you could work such magic with Gelatos and Glaze!!!
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    The whipped spackle was my favorite. I can see so many potential uses for this! Great tutorial!

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    Your card is DELIGHTFUL Tiffany!!!
    LOVE how you transformed the little frames!!!
    I already have more Gelatos on my shopping list, hoping to have a rainbow of them one day and NOW I NEED to try the Glaze too => THANK YOU for sharing your tutorial today and introducing more creative techniques for me to try :)
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    HOw fun and cute and artsy--just like the sweet gal who made em!!! I LOVE this idea Tiffany! I'm just now starting to expand with my Gelatos and I'm finding that they are work SO well with, well...like everything!!! Still, I hadn't thought of this creative way to use them yet! I can't think of a store bought embellishment that could beat a homemade one and I can't wait to pull out my very neglected sticker frames and such and start making some of my very own! Thanks for your always amazing inspiration!!! :D

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