Monday, December 2, 2013

Painted Santa Gift Box

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Have you ever seen one of those Paper Mache Heart Boxes
at the craft store, and wondered what to do with them?   Today I am going to show you how you can turn it into a Painted Santa Gift Box.  

Start with a plain heart box.  When you paint Santa's face, the point part of the heart will be pointed up, and the curved part of the heart pointed down. 

Paint the entire box, inside and out your favorite shade of red. 

Using flesh colored paint, paint a rectangular shape on the top part of the heart. It does not have to be perfect, because you will be painting over it more paint in a later step. On the top part of the face dab on white paint.  This will be the fuzzy part of Santa's hat.  

The next step is to start layering on the beard and hair. Using white paint, make outward strokes to from around the face. 

Continue layering paint until the beard and hair is filled in. 

Paint on some eyes, a nose and cheeks.  You can either use watered down red or pink paint for the cheeks, depending on what color you want them to be.  

Start painting mustache lines, and once you know where they are going to be, paint on a mouth.  

Continue filling in the mustache, until you have it the way you like it.  All that is left is to add some details like eyebrows, and white dots on his eyes.  

That's all there is to it..  

Items I used to make this craft 


  1. This is adorable! You make it sound so easy too!

  2. What a great idea for a gift box! I think I'll make a few to use for my neighborhood cookie exchange. Thanks for sharing! -Monika

  3. My 2 years old daughter loves to draw and paint (she call it like that but it's not so much painting, as spilling color everywhere hehe). I believe she would be so excited if we'd work on a project like this one.

    Thanks for the tip. Have a lovely day.

  4. Hi there! I featured you on Blissful and Domestic today! Stop by and check it out!

    Danielle@ Blissful and Domestic

  5. This painted Santa box is so cute! Thanks for sharing this great project at The Pin Junkie. It was featured in this week’s Christmas craft roundup. I hope you’ll stop by to grab a featured button and share your best Christmas recipes at tonight’s party for another chance to be featured! Wishing you very happy holidays!

  6. What a smart concept for a gift boxes! I think I'll create a few to use for my community biscuit return. Thanks for sharing!


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