Monday, December 5, 2011


This is the official kick-off of 'A Very Crafty Christmas'! I have been crafting away all weekend with some sweet and inexpensive ideas to dress your nest for the holidays.

One of my favorite ones (oh who am I kidding? They are all my favorite :)) is the Christmas Card Box. We don't have enough space to display all of the Christmas cards we receive, and hanging on to the previous years cards/envelopes can help with addresses and who you need to return cards to this year, but where to store them? In a cute box of course!

Supplies Needed: Paper Mache Box (I found mine at Hobby Lobby for $4), Mod Podge, Wrapping Paper, 2 Brushes (one for mod podge, one for painting), Paint, Optional- Ribbon.

1. Tear your wrapping paper into small pieces- if you are just doing the top of the box keep in mind that you will want some straight edges. 2. Begin Mod podging your paper to the top of your box. 3. Start from the outside and work your way in, using straight edged pieces for the edge of your lid. 4. Choose a fun color to compliment your paper. 5. Paint the rest of your box. I painting the larger areas with a larger brush and then went in for the details around the hardware with a smaller one, I wanted to keep the hardware in its original state.

You could trim your edges with pretty holiday ribbon
Paint or decoupage the interior in the same or a complimenting paper to the outside
Add a high gloss finish (I did in the end, it gave it a polished look and helped seal the top)

Happy crafting!

Its one crazy rainy night here, lots of wind and rain making it oh so nice to stay snuggled inside!



  1. I love this project. SO fun! xo, rv

  2. thank you! and so easy, it only took about an hour and a half (with drying time!)