Between the endless birthday parties, baby showers, and weddings my family seems to be attending lately, I can’t seem to keep enough gift boxes and bags on hand. So I decided to make a whole batch of these colorful faux wooden boxes with DIY paper tassels so that whenever the next party comes up, I’m ready. Well, with the gift box at least! These gift boxes are so easy and inexpensive to make that it really makes sense to make up a whole batch at once.
- Paper Mache Boxes of Any Shape or Size
- Adhesive Backed Wood Grain Veneer Sheets
- Acrylic Paint
- Paint Brush
- Crepe Paper Sheets
- Hot Glue
Begin by painting the lids to your boxes with the paint color of your choice. Let dry.
While drying, measure your box base and cut the wood veneer sheets to fit on your box.
If you are using a hexagon or square box you will want to cut individual squares for each side. But if you are using a round box you can just cut one long strip to wrap around the side. Once you have your pieces cut, remove the paper backing and adhere the wood veneer to the box side.
Once your DIY paper tassels are made, string them onto some ribbon and tie onto your gift box!
I am so glad that I made up several of these faux wooden gift boxes with DIY paper tassels in advance. Now I am ready for any party invite that comes my way! For another fun paper mache gift box idea, check out this birthday cake gift box diy!