Plaid’s 12 Days of Christmas: 7 days to go

Here is a great holiday recycle project you can make. If you just ordered some Chinese takeout, your in luck. We have a great project you can create using these left over boxes. Try creating this Holiday Forest Chinese Box. This was designed by one of our designers, Kindra Boroff. See below all the supplies you will need, and the instructions below.

PLAID Supplies

  • FolkArt ® Artists Pigments™ – Pure Black, 2 oz.
  • Mod Podge ® Dimensional Magic, 2 oz.
  • Mod Podge ® Matte, 4 oz.

Other Supplies

Chinese takeout box, Scrapbook paper, 1/8” Red satin ribbon, Hot glue, Scissors, Hole punch, Pop dots

Instructions

  1. Carefully unassembled the Chinese box. Using the sides as patterns, trace on the polka dot paper. Cut out and adhere to the sides with Mod Podge.
  2. Trace a section of the tree lined paper for the front of the box. Cut the trees out. Adhere to the front of the box with Mod Podge. Cut 2 more trees out individually.
  3. Apply a coat of Dimensional Magic to the trees and allow to dry completely.
  4. Attach the 2 separate trees to the front with pop dots as shown.
  5. Cut 3 ½” circle from the green striped paper. Using the circle as a template, create a scalloped edge larger than the circle. Lay the green circle on top of the polka dot and glue with Mod Podge.
  6. Trace a small circle around the bird and glue to the center of the large circle. Apply Dimensional Magic to the small circle.
  7. Hot glue the red ribbon around the edge of the box as shown.
  8. Punch two holes in the circle tag and tie to the top of the box with red ribbon.

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