I love finding new DIY decoration projects to make for the Christmas season. I came across a peppermint gift box decoration in a magazine sometime last year so I decided to try to make one. I thought this was a great chance to upcycle an empty tissue box and the peppermint Christmas gift box decoration looks so festive! Here, I will share with you how to make a peppermint gift box of your own.
Turn An Empty Tissue Box Into This Cute Christmas Gift Box Decoration- A Peppermint Candy Craft!
DIY Christmas Gift Box Decoration Materials:
- square tissue box
- red acrylic paint
- glue gun
- about 2 bags peppermints
- a wired Christmas ribbon, about 34 inches long
DIY Christmas Gift Box Decoration Peppermint Candy Craft Tutorial
I painted the tissue box red so the original color wouldn’t show through. As you can see, the paint didn’t cover up the words, but the bow and the peppermints will cover that part up. I stuck my hand inside the opening of the tissue box to make it easier to paint.
After it was dry I started gluing peppermints to the bottom of the box (which will actually be the top of the gift box decoration when we’re done.) Don’t forget to unwrap the mints first! Try to make even rows. Do all box sides except the top with the tissue hole (which will be the bottom).
After you have covered all the sides, let it cool for a few minutes. Now you can pull off the glue strands that you might have left.
Next you can get your ribbon ready for your Christmas gift box decoration. I decided to use a wide ribbon. Wrap the ribbon around the box like you would a present. Tie a knot. I made two loops with the top of the ribbon and then pulled one loop through the other. You can make adjustments depending on how big you want your loop and how long you want the ribbon to fall. That is it! You peppermint candy craft is complete! So easy, right?
Guest post by Tanya who blogs at myfruitfulhome.com. Visit her blog for more of her great ideas on how to have a home full of love, creativity, and wonderful memories while living on a budget.