Tuesday, March 3, 2015

#ad How to Make Custom Marbled Gift Boxes PLUS GIVEAWAY for 10 Gift Boxes


Supplies needed:

  • Acrylic paint
  • Shaving cream
  • Knife or stick
  • White Gift Boxes
  • Squigee
  • Large container or box
To make these custom marble gift boxes, it doesn't take much time and they dry fairly quickly, but I would allow 24 hours before packaging them up to give away just to be sure everything has cured.

  1. Just spray shaving cream in the bottom of a large container or box. 
  2. Drizzle a variety of acrylic paint colors over the shaving cream. 
  3. Cut in the paint to the shaving cream to create swirls (don't overs to this or the colors will become muddled). 
  4. Dip your box or paper on the top layer of painted shaving cream.
  5. Using a squigee, scrape off the shaving cream. Don't worry, the paint will stay on.
  6. Allow to dry for 24 hours before handling
I did mine in the bathroom so that I could easily wash off my squigee from excess shaving cream.

My Thoughts

I was excited to try out this pack of 10 gift boxes from MyPresentforyou because I knew it was going to be fun to decorate up a blank canvas. The boxes are all white and come in a set of 10 of them. The size of mine are 9x4.5x4.5 which is a decent size for a lot of things including some of my handmade pottery items and bakery goods.

The boxes do come with little bows that you can use. There are no instructions on how to use the bows, but you just pull the little bow strands in the center between the bigger ribbon strands and pull until you have made the bow and then tie it so that it stays in place. I used the bow on my first time using one of these gift boxes because I had done the marble technique and didn't want to take away from having the recipient see that. But other times I think I will leave the box a plain white and really do up the bows and ribbons with other ones I use. The possibilities are endless on how to decorate up these boxes whether you are changing up the ribbon or decorating the box. I even thinking that the next present my kids have to give someone I will let them color on the box and put stickers to make it more fun for them.

Product Description from Giving gifts is great by itself, but the very best part is opening them! That's why having a great gift box for your gift makes a big difference. This complete set contains all you need to wrap up your presents, cupcakes, cookies & bakery Items or baby clothes. The set includes 10 white gift boxes (9x4.5 x4.5") plus 10 shiny butterfly pull bows and complimentary tissue paper.
The high quality boxes are made of one piece with a deluxe white high gloss finish on the outside and a fine-looking matte white on the within. Boxes have a tuck top and a lock tab bottom and are shipped flat. The boxes are perfect to wrap gifts for your loved ones and friends!

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Leela said...

With bright colors.

tara pittman said...

I would use stickers and ribbon on my boxes.

Heidi Bee said...

I think I will let the kids paint their handprints on them!

Jamie Tomkins said...

This is so cool!! I love giving a gift with a different look than just boring paper. I would use my Cricut to make things to attach to them! :)

Cali Julz said...

How fun. i think we'd just go crazy trying new ways to decorate!

Megan Shrimpe said...

The Marbling looks so beautiful I'd love to try it!

Kristie said...

I would like to try the marbling to customize them. It looks really cool! kristiedonelson(at)gmail(dot)com Thank you.

Becky VanGinkel said...

I would definitely try this to decorate them!! I'd also let my kids color on them to personalize and decorate for family members! I'd love to use my Cricut and the Paper Dolls cartridge to make a scene for one too.. it'd be so fun and really awesome way to decorate.


Missy said...

I would stencil them!

Kim Reid said...

I would like to try the marbled look, I love the beautiful effect!

kimberlybreid at hotmail dot com

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kmcgrew213 said...

i like to put ornaments or little wooden letters on them to personalize them!

Clair Freebie said...

My daughter's birthday is coming up soon and it's a Mario theme so we would decorate them in bricks or the ? blocks and use them as party favors!

Darlene said...

I love to put pretty bows on them.

[Whatever U are, be a good one!] said...

I would use some Mickey Mouse stickers on them :)
Thank You for the chance

Fiona N