Wednesday, February 17, 2021

rainbow + four leaf clover gift boxes for st. patrick's day

Are you ready for all things golden, rainbow, green and lucky? St. Patrick's Day is just around the corner, and I've got a fun idea for some gift boxes you can fill with treats or a small gift. These DIY rainbow color gift boxes are each topped with a fun mixed media 3D four leaf clover, a tag, and some embellishments. They're easy to make and make great party favors for an at-home St. Patrick's Day celebration. Check out how I made them below.




To make the gift boxes I browsed through all my patterned paper to find semi solid papers in rainbow colors. I followed the instructions on my We R Memory Keepers 123 Punch Board to create 4x4 inch boxes. Easy peasy! (By the way, this punch board also makes envelopes, bows, file folder cards, box envelopes and much more. Worth the investment!)


Then I made the four leaf clovers for each box. Perfect for St. Patrick's Day, right?


I started by selecting my marker colors in yellow, light green, and forest green. I used the Cordless Marker Airbrush to apply the colors to a piece of white cardstock, making sure to cover the area completely. I love how the airbrushing creates some texture and dimension to the leaves! So cool.


Be sure the Cordless Marker Airbrush is fully charged. You'll need a USB power source for that. The light will be solid blue once when it's ready to use.


Once the ink dried, which didn't take long, I die cut four heart shapes for each box using my Revolution Die Cutting and Embossing Machine and a heart die. You could also do this step with an electronic cutting machine. Then I scored each heart down the middle using my Mini Score Board to add some dimension, making the clover leaves more realistic.



I tied the boxes with coordinating baker's twine, adhered the clover leaves to the boxes with dimensional foam adhesive, and added a tag and some gold star sequins to finish them off. I love how they turned out!



I filled mine with chocolates, but you could fill yours with a small gift like handmade soap, hand sanitizer, a pretty candle, or some cozy socks.





Thanks for stopping by! I hope this project has inspired your St. Patty's Day crafting. Wishing you a rainbow of happiness and good cheer. Scroll down for links to buy.

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