As promised a nearly free DIY, a gift box to put your bridesmaids gifts in! I think the best thing about playing with paint swatches is that you can walk into any paint store, grab 20 of them and walk out without anyone saying a word. Free stuff you can play with is always the best stuff. The ONLY thing you’ll probably have to pay for in this DIY is the double-sided tape that helps it all stick together.
Alright lets see the little pile o’ stuff you need:
1) Paint swatches. Any color you want, but they have to look like what is pictured above. They need to be big enough for you to cut them down to the size you need. The ones I got are 5×6 so all the measurements in this are based on that size.
2) Double Sided Tape
5) Sharp Knife
I got two different color swatches one for the body of the box and one for the lid. Start out with whatever swatch you want for the body, and measure about a half an inch in on the rounded sides.
Once you’ve measured a half-inch on both sides, draw a line and cut along that line.
These I just eye-balled. It’s not a huge deal to get these right, so something that looks basically like the above picture is just fine. You will do this on two sides with the finished triangles looking like this:
Now it’s time to take your other color (or a new swatch) and measure in one and a half inches on either side of the rounded end (pictured) and one inch on either side of the non-rounded end (not pictured…sorry about that)
Your lid should fit well right over the box and that is all! I know it’s a pretty detailed tutorial, but it’s really super easy once you get all your measurements right.