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DIY Floral Gift Box Embellished with Mod Podge

Learn how to dress up plain gift boxes for teacher gifts, graduations, weddings . . . use this floral gift box for any occasion at all!

Skills Required: None. Even if you’ve never used Mod Podge before, you’ll be able to achieve success. You’ll apply scrapbook paper cutouts to a box with decoupage medium.

DIY Floral Gift Box Embellished with Mod Podge

Hi! Cheryl from a pretty cool life here! Today I’m sharing an idea to dress up plain gift boxes {which I never seem to have enough of this time of year!}. My go-to solution is to turn regular gift boxes into floral gift boxes.

Use this technique for teacher gifts, graduations, weddings . . . any occasion at all! Learn how to make this pretty floral gift box below.


Floral Gift Box

You’ll need:

DIY embellished gift box

Start by carefully cutting your designs out of the scrapbook paper using the scissors. Depending on how intricate the designs are, you might want to use smaller detail scissors.

By the way, you can use wrapping paper, comic books, book pages, fabric . . . it doesn’t have to be scrapbook paper.

DIY embellished gift box

Brush backs of designs with Mod Podge and place down in the pattern of your choice on the surface of the box.

Let your floral gift box dry for 15 – 20 minutes, then do a top coat. If you’re wondering if you should do the entire lid of the box, the answer is yes. It will darken the cardboard slightly.

Learn how to dress up plain gift boxes for teacher gifts, graduations, weddings . . . use this DIY gift box technique for any occasion at all

After that first layer, brush the gift box tops generously with a second coat of Mod Podge to seal design. Allow to dry completely.

Dot the insides of the flower with Mod Podge

If you wish to add glitter to your floral box, use a fine tipped brush to apply Mod Podge.

Sprinkling glitter on top of a floral dessign

Sprinkle with glitter and gently tap away excess onto your work surface. You can wipe away any excess glitter with a dry brush.

Floral gift boxes

That’s it! Your floral gift box is complete. Have a stack on hand, ready to gift to your favorite friend, teacher, or grad! The great thing about these gift boxes? They can be reused, whether for additional gifts or for storage. Happy making!

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Friday 22nd of May 2015

Thank you awesome idea!!!


Friday 15th of May 2015

wow! That's so cute! I'll try that as decoration for my bedroom :) Love your ideas. Mostly they are so simple, but still beautiful.


Wednesday 13th of May 2015

That's really cool!!