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We Can Make it If We Try | DIY Gilded Giftbox

We Can Make it If We Try | DIY Gilded Giftbox

July 24, 2015  |  DIY, DIY Ideas, DIY weddings, Inspiration  |  2 Comments

Today’s tutorial comes to you via ao.com, Caroline Rowland is here to show you how to make these cute DIY Gold Leaf Boxes a perfect way to give  MOB present, or you can use them for your guests:


These gift boxes won’t take that much time at all, and you can then fill them with chocolates, some jewellery or anything else you know they’ll love.


Here’s what you’ll need…


Plain gift boxes (I got mine from Paperchase)


Golf leaf sheets

Gilding paste


Washi tape

Sprigs of Spring flowers

And here’s how it’s done…

You can leave the boxes plain, but I decided to paint one of mine in pale pink. Paint the lid and leave to dry.


Apply gilding paste in a diagonal on one half of the top of your lids. Leave this to dry for 15 minutes.


Now for the trickiest part – handling the gold leaf! It’s so delicate so try to be careful not to tear it. Lay a sheet across where you paste has been applied, and with your fingertip, lightly smooth it out.  If you do tear it, you can always patch it in with small pieces.


Carefully trim the edges of the gold leaf around the lid.


You can keep the boxes simple as they are, or feel free to add pretty gift tags or ribbon, and of course don’t forget to fill with some special  treats!


The photographic and project glory goes to: Caroline Rowland


We Can Make it if We Try! Flower Crowns

We Can Make it if We Try! Flower Crowns

Summer Loving and living is quite a blast, not only are we enjoying ice cream goodness.  The other lovely thing is that you can be suitably festive with a flower crown for your crowning glory we love this tutorial from Boat People Boutique.


The photographic glory + project glory goes to: Boat People Boutique

We Can Make it if We Try!: Rainbow Mobile

We Can Make it if We Try!: Rainbow Mobile

Sometimes, life requires that you make your own rainbows!  And you can make these using this lovely video tutorial is from the paper pimps of Rock Paper Scissor.


Yes, we know that this is for a baby shower… but cute little bundles aren’t the only ones who deserve this kind of party pimping.  We think that this could be a bit of wedding perfect too!

The photographic glory and tutorial glory goes to: Rock Paper Scissor


We Can Make it if We Try: Party Poms

We Can Make it if We Try: Party Poms

Party Poms

Image via: Party Poms if you feel like buying and not making click that link

It more of the make… we love this tutorial for making party poms by Jessie Jane, founder of Lily Shop, shares a fun tutorial for adorable party poms! Via  http://bit.ly/Modern_Mom.

Now, it is time to end the day with a pot of tea, and learn how to make these.  *blows a kiss* Goodbye lovely, lovers x