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Wine Gift Box Redo

Wish your gift of organic, artisan wine could be presented with more than a cute bow? AlteredPages.com has the answer. (Of course this is not limited to wine; think bubble bath, DIY vinegar, local olive oil, etc...)



Way better, correct?! So easy peasy and mistake-proof, really!

Here is what you need to order:
Paper Mache Tall Box  
Dixie Belle Chalk Paints and Glazes  
Leaves Stencil  
Ribbon 
Embellishments   

Paper mache loves chalk paint! First, I used the leaf stencil and the Mud Puddle paint. Then I covered most of the box in Buttercream paint with a chip brush, dry brushing thin coats and wiping off as needed.




Next I used a soft cloth and rubbed in more Mud Puddle in places.




Nice, but I needed to add this season's big metallic--GOLD! The Gold Glaze was rubbed all over the entire box and lid.




I let it set a moment while I opened the Grunge Glaze and used the cloth to add a thin layer to the box and lid.



I adhered ribbon and embellishments to the lid and there you have it!!



So easy peasy, and it dries so fast, that it is a great last minute project. 
Thank you for checking out October box ideas from your ever fabulous Design Team!!
Ciao for now,
-Trish Alger





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