While cleaning out my hall closet this weekend I ran across my old iPhone packaging (Swear I'm not a hoarder)! I opened it up to see if I'd forgotten a set of headphones in there, but it was empty & ready for the recycling bin. As I was shutting it I couldn't help but notice what a nice sleek & sturdy box it was. Moments later this D.I.Y. was born :) Initially, I wanted to decorate it & use it as a little case to carry jewelry in when I travel to prevent pieces from getting bent. After I finished customizing it, I realized that it would also be a great personalized gift box perfect for storing little presents like nail polish & jewelry. You can also use any other type of box like a shoe box or a small jewelry box.
Start with your Box
Gather Materials: Mod Podge, Brush, Scissors, & Decorations (Magazines, Photos, Stickers)
Paint Mod Podge in long strokes on the back of your decorations & paste them onto the box.
I started with the larger pictures on the bottom & layered other smaller ones on top.
Make sure to decorate all of the visible sides, & once all the pieces are dry paint mod podge
over the entire box. Try to keep all your painting lines going one direction so that it
looks smooth, & after the first coat drys paint over it again for a sleek & shiny finish.
I purchased the mod podge at Jo-Ann fabrics for a couple of dollars & used an old cheap makeup brush that I didn't care about to paint on the mod podge. You can also use a foam brush or a cheap paintbrush. I hope that you enjoyed this D.I.Y. & if you make your own box send me a link, I'd love to see it <3