Hello and welcome to today’s blog post, which is all about decorating an acetate box for a super cute Christmas gift! Whether it’s cards, some sweet treats, or gift tags, an acetate box is a great and easy way to package and give out! Since these boxes are clear, decorating them any way you like is super easy and at Christmas time, will also double as a decoration under your tree or around the house!
Since these boxes measure slightly bigger than a typical A2 card size, I chose one design from the Snowflake Splendor DSP and cut two pieces measuring 4 ¼” x 5 ½”, one for the front and one for the back:
I made a bellyband for the box, which is a piece of Misty Moonlight cardstock measuring 1 ½” x 11”. I first scored at 3 ¼” from each end, placed the box inside those score lines, carefully wrapped the bellyband ends around to the front of the box, which will mark your next score line for the side. I pressed lightly to mark the cardstock and then used my score tool on my trimmer to score the cardstock. Rather than trying to figure out measurements, this worked best for me to ensure the bellyband fit around the acetate box:
To decorate the bellyband, I stamped one of the small snowflake stamps in Whisper White Craft Ink, used my heat tool to dry the ink on the cardstock, and then used the small snowflake stamp in Misty Moonlight ink around the white snowflakes:
To decorate the front of the box, you will need:
1. Cut a 3 ½” x 3 ½” piece of Silver Foil Sheet, place a piece of adhesive sheet on the back, and use the largest snowflake to die cut out.
2. Cut a 3 ½” x 3 ½” piece of Balmy Blue Glimmer Paper, this will be adhered to the Silver Foil Sheet.
3. I used one of the outline snowflake dies to die-cut from Night of Navy cardstock.
4. I used one of the new Blending Brushes to ink a piece of Whisper White cardstock with Misty Moonlight ink, gradient from one end. I used the largest detailed snowflake to die-cut out and used my Wink of Stella pen to give it a little sparkle.
5. Cut two 9” pieces of Snowflake Splendor Ribbon and fold in half.
6. Not pictured, one of the dark 4mm Blue Adhesive-Backed Gems, this will go in the middle of the detailed die-cut snowflake.
Remove the adhesive backing from the Silver Foil Sheet to adhere the Balmy Blue Glimmer Paper to the back. I used liquid glue in the middle of the Night of Navy die-cut snowflake to adhere to the Silver Foil Sheet, Fine Tip Glue Pen to adhere the middle of the detailed die-cut snowflake on top, and placed the 4mm dark Blue Adhesive-Backed Gem in the middle:
Use liquid glue to adhere the overlapped ends of the bellyband together and mini glue dots to adhere the ribbon to the bellyband as shown:
I placed dimensionals around the ribbon to adhere the die-cut snowflake square:
This wouldn’t be complete without a gift tag, so I used the same large outline snowflake die to cut out of Night of Navy cardstock, used the 1 ½” Circle Punch to punch out two pieces of Whisper White cardstock, the To/From is from Itty Bitty Christmas stamped in Misty Moonlight ink, and the sentiment from Itty Bitty Christmas is stamped in Misty Moonlight ink, using the background snowflake stamp from Snowflake Wishes in Balmy Blue ink, stamping off once first:
I used liquid glue to adhere the two circle pieces to the die-cut snowflake:
I used a hole punch on the end of the die-cut snowflake and linen thread to tie the tag around the bellyband:
Isn’t this a fun and easy way to decorate an acetate box? These acetate boxes are great ways to package your gifts, whether it’s at Christmas or any time of the year!
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