You gotta love paint chip crafts! Use these free gift box templates from Johnathan Fong to learn how to make a personalized gift box and bow out of colorful paint chips. Your gifts will look even better inside a DIY box.
- Paint chips
- Spray adhesive
- Hot glue gun
- Hot Glue Gun Helpers
- For this project, I started with an old box that I had. Then I had to cover the sides with large paint chips from Home Depot. These large paint chips are great, but you can’t buy them in bulk on eBay, so I’ll admit I took 5 of them. Then I trimmed them to fit the four sides and the top of the box. (I didn’t cover the bottom of the box.)
- Spray adhesive on the back and cover each of the sides and the top.
- To make the bow, I took 3 of the paint chips from a fan deck (this I did buy on eBay) and cut each in half lengthwise so I would have 6 long, skinny strips.
- Turn each strip into a loop by hot gluing the ends together. Then turn that loop into a figure “8″ by gluing the middle, as shown in the photo. So that I don’t burn my fingers with the hot glue gun, I’m using silicone fingertips from my Hot Glue Gun Helpers Kit, developed by Cathie Filian and Steve Piacenza, that I bought on etsy.
- Then hot glue each of the figure 8′s onto the top of the box, spacing them out in a spiral pattern to form a bow.
- The top of the bow still needs a little volume. There were some scraps of paint chips from when I trimmed them to fit the box, so I made 3 little loops out of these and glued them to the top of the bow with the hot glue gun.
- If you have a box that’s bigger, another way to wrap a gift using paint chips is to first wrap the box in a plain colored paper, and then use the long, skinny paint chips as faux ribbon. I used spray mount to adhere the paint chips to the side of the box. It’s a great way to get that paint chip “look” without covering the whole package in them.