FloraCraft Believe Gift Box Décor

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by Dondi Richardson, FloraCraft

FloraCraft Believe Gift Box Décor

Capture the spirit of the holidays with your decorations!

Project Details

  • Level:intermediate
  • Time:2 hours

Project Instructions

  • 1
    Project time does not include drying time for the paint.
  • 2
    Use the foam cutter or serrated knife to cut all of the Styrofoam blocks in half. The blocks should measure 5 inch tall x 5 inch wide x 2-1/2 inch thick. For the three taller letters, glue two half Styrofoam blocks stacked one on top of the other. The stacked blocks will measure 10 inch tall x 5 inch wide x 2-1/2 inch thick.
  • 3
    Cut three 8 inch lengths of burlap for the taller letters and four 4 inch lengths of burlap for the smaller letters. Cut the stitched edges from all of the burlap pieces. Pull few strands of burlap from all four sides of each of piece to fray the edges.
  • 4
    Choose the letter font you would like to use from your computer. Print the letters out to size onto the cardstock. The taller letters should be about 6 inch tall x 4 inch wide. The smaller letters should be about 3 inch x 3 inch. Be sure to allow a 1 inch border around each of the letters. This will give you enough room around the edge for painting. Use the craft knife to carefully cut out the letters creating your stencil. Be careful cutting out the centers of the “B” and the “e” as you will need to pin the centers back in place while you paint.
  • 5
    Lay the burlap pieces onto the cardboard. Line up the stencils onto the burlap and pin the centers of the “B” and “e’s” in place into the cardboard. Use the foam brush to paint the letters Wicker White and let dry. Apply second coat if needed.
  • 6
    Wrap all the Styrofoam blocks, like a present, with Kraft paper. Glue the burlap letters to the fronts of the blocks as shown.
  • 7
    Embellish the Styrofoam blocks with ribbon, jute, pine and jingle bells.

Project Details

  • Level:intermediate
  • Time:2 hours

Project Supplies

  • FloraCraft Styrofoam Brand Foam Block 5 inch x 5 inch x 5 inch 104179420 (5)
  • Fabric Pallette 18 inch x 24 inch 8 Assorted Burlap 104762662 (3 Red Pieces)
  • Morex Grosgrain Swiss Dot Ribbon 7/8 inch x 5 yard Red 104193570
  • Plaid FolkArt Acrylic Paint 2 oz. Wicker White 104107634
  • Nicole™ Crafts Postal/Kraft Paper 30 inch x 15 inch 104135953 (2)
  • Nicole™ Crafts Bells 12 pc. 1 inch Glitter Red and Green 104779984
  • Nicole™ Crafts Cardstock 8-1/2 inch x 11 inch Snowcap 104061494 (6)
  • Nicole™ Crafts Roping Mini Pine Garland 18 foot 104561193
  • Darice 3 ply 28-1/2 lb Natural Jute 104243963
  • Loew-Cornell Foam Brush 1 inch 104114635
  • FloraCraft Foam Cutter 6 inch 2 blade 104186311
  • Panacea Heavy Duty 8 inch Wire Cutters 104455865
  • Nicole™ Crafts Cutting Mat and Knife Set 104064892
  • Nicole™ Crafts Dual Temperature Trigger Glue Gun 104180411
  • Surebonder All Purpose Stik Glue Sticks 4 inch 50 pc. 104737928
  • Cardboard
  • Straight Pins
  • Scissors
  • Ruler