Reloved thrift store box for Christmas

Contributed by: Denise of Thrifty by Design and Salvation Army Thrift Store Creative Expert.

With Christmas coming, it’s the perfect time for reusable packaging and what better place to find a box to refashion but your local Salvation Army Thrift Store! This easy peasy DIY is good for your budget and the environment. You can always find a kewl box at the Thrift Store like this one that I picked up for $1.

Supplies for this project include:

  • paint
  • sponge brush
  •  paper
  • Mod Podge
  •  scissors
  • wood varnish (optional)

For this update I only wanted to rethink the design on the top. The actual box was in perfect shape. 

I decoupaged the top using tissue paper from a local Vancouver haunt called Urban Source on Main Street. I added a big medallion to the middle then four small ones to the corners. The paper had glitter in it so I made sure to cover the whole area. Once the Mod Podge was dry, I then added 2-3 coats of wood varnish. The wood varnish sealed the decoupage and helped bring out the design in the tissue paper. I then used gold paint to clean up any imperfections in the finish.

And tada! It's done... I love the design of this tissue paper. It looks like I drew on the box. Next step was cleaning up the inside of the box then I was ready to package up a Christmas giftie inside. Here’s another box I refashioned in a jiffy. It doesn’t take much to dress up a dated Thrift Store find. Good luck treasure hunting for old boxes to relove!

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