Are you a sweet tooth like me? Our cupboard is so stuffed with sweets, that I don’t find anything, when I want something. Then on my last visit at our local craft store, I found this cardboard box and was instantly inspired to this little DIY.
All you need is a cardboard box with a cutout word, some acrylic paint and one or two good brushes. I bought matt white, neon pink and gold glitter acrylic paint.
First I painted the box inside and outside with a matt white acrylic paint as a ground coat. I used the wider brush to be faster. Then I let it dry for a while, before I proceeded.
Then I put the drawer inside the cover and traced the inside of the letters, to know exactly where to paint the word. It’s good to adjust the drawer in the middle of the cover and position the whole box with the opposite site on the table, so you have a resistance, when you trace the letters.
Afterwards I painted the letters in neon pink and a little wider to make sure the cutout word will be filled, even when the drawer isn’t exactly in the center of the cover.
To make the box a little special I used the gold glitter acrylic paint for the sides of the box and and the front. Here I tried to paint a gradient – with less glitter in the middle and increasing glitter to the edges. The paint is gorgeous, because it’s only glitter without any color paint. So you can use it on any other ground coat.
have fun crafting