Make faux gilded boxes to organize your small craft items with!
I transformed the plain boxes into faux gilded boxes with tiny frame labels.  These cute storage boxes are perfect for organizing and great for gift giving.

Like so many of you, I’m trying to organize my craft supplies.  I spent the week after Christmas clearing off my craft desk and trying to declutter as much as possible.  Less time hunting for supplies means more time to create! When a saw these adorable boxes, I knew I wanted to use them to organize my paper ephemera and itty bitty papercrafting items like brads and eyelets.  I transformed the plain boxes into faux gilded boxes with tiny frame labels.  Here’s how you can make your own.

Supplies Used to Make Mini Gilded Boxes:

  • Paper Mache Boxes
  • DecoArt Gesso
  • Martha Stewart Gilding Liquid
  • Sculpey Clay
  • clay mold
  • Chipboard
  • Cardstock
  • Craft Paint

Step one:  Paint the box with gesso.  Once it’s dry, paint the boxes and lids with Liquid Gilding. I just love this stuff!  In one coat you have a shiny, metal like finish.

Step two:  Press clay into a silicon mold.  I used Mod Melts molds.  Gently remove the clay from the mold and bake as directed on the package.

Step three:  Paint the baked clay pieces with gloss glaze and let them dry.

Step four:  Cut a piece of cardstock to fit the frame, and add a text sticker to it.  Use E-6000 to attach the paper and frame to the box.

I transformed the plain boxes into faux gilded boxes with tiny frame labels.  These cute storage boxes are perfect for organizing and great for gift giving.

I labeled the boxes for these photos with tags that are more suitable for gift giving.  The ones I will use to organize my craft supplies will have more boring names like “eyelets”.  These dainty gilded boxes will look great on my craft desk, but they are versatile!  They would make sweet gift boxes or cute treat holders for party guests.  You can change the color and frame style to meet your needs. Have fun crafting and creating!

I originally published this post on the Blitsy.com site when I was part of their design team.

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