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Gold and White Painted Wooden Card Box DIY

How to make a DIY Gold and White Painted Wooden Card Box @merrimentdesign

Make a quick and easy DIY gift idea with a hint of glamour: a gold and white painted wooden storage box.

And there’s a surprise inside: this cute little wooden box actually fits two decks of playing cards. Hooray, this is perfect for my bridge-playing mom!

How to make a DIY Gold and White Painted Wooden Card Box @merrimentdesign

Are you making DIY gifts this season? Keep reading to see how to enter to win one of five $100 Jo-Ann gift cards and get featured on the Jo-Ann Make Gifts Merrier Holiday Hub with the hashtag #MakeitGiveit. Jo-Ann sponsored this wooden card box DIY project and all opinions are mine.


I’ve been a little obsessed with the unfinished wooden boxes at Jo-Ann Fabric & Craft Stores ever since I made this painted wooden jewelry box with Marianna Canada on an episode of HGTV Crafternoon. Maybe it’s because these unfinished wood boxes are so versatile — I mean, there are just so many ways to decorate these cute little guys!

How to make a DIY Gold and White Painted Wooden Card Box @merrimentdesign

Or maybe I’m obsessed because these boxes are useful. Jo-Ann carries a bunch of wooden boxes in different shapes and sizes.

How to make a DIY Gold and White Painted Wooden Card Box @merrimentdesign

I decided to paint a modified herringbone pattern in gold and white. I love gold and white together — very clean, very festive. Gold and white was pretty much everywhere at the Renegade Holiday Fair in Chicago.

Do you have a card player in your life? Keep reading to see how to make your own painted playing card box.

How to make a DIY Gold and White Painted Wooden Card Box @merrimentdesign

And here’s how to enter the Jo-Ann Holiday ‘Make it Give it Sweepstakes’ to win one of five $100 Jo-Ann gift cards: Entering is easy, just share a picture on Instagram of a holiday project you are working on and tag it with #MakeItGiveIt and you’re entered! You have until December 25th, so start snapping pics! Jo-Ann will pick 5 winners and announce them on December 30th. Jo-Ann will also be donating 5 – $100 gift cards to the National Military Family Association to distribute to families. See official rules here: http://bit.ly/MIGI14. All entries will be featured on the Jo-Ann Make Gifts Merrier Holiday Hub, so be sure to check it out!


Supplies for making a Gold and White Painted Wooden Card Box DIY gift:

All these supplies are available at your local Jo-Ann Fabric and Craft Store.

How to make Gold and White Painted Wooden Card Box gift:

Paint one coat of white on the lid and let dry. Actually, you can actually paint the entire box white now – I wasn’t sure so you’ll see that I waited.

How to make a DIY Gold and White Painted Wooden Card Box @merrimentdesign

Cut pieces of painter’s tape and stick it firmly to the lid. I made four sections and then taped off the middles in varying widths for a modified herringbone-ish pattern.

How to make a DIY Gold and White Painted Wooden Card Box @merrimentdesign

Paint the lid gold and let it dry. I used two thin coats.

How to make a DIY Gold and White Painted Wooden Card Box @merrimentdesign

While you’re waiting, paint a side project with your little craft helper – we always like the unfinished bird feeders at Jo-Ann.

How to make a DIY Gold and White Painted Wooden Card Box @merrimentdesign

Lightly score the paint using a craft knife by running it along the painter’s tape. Trust me, do this step. I have skipped it in the past and it was not pretty 🙂

How to make a DIY Gold and White Painted Wooden Card Box @merrimentdesign

Carefully peel up the painter’s tape.

How to make a DIY Gold and White Painted Wooden Card Box @merrimentdesign

Keep peeling and touch up where needed.

How to make a DIY Gold and White Painted Wooden Card Box @merrimentdesign

Paint the rest of the box if you haven’t already.

How to make a DIY Gold and White Painted Wooden Card Box @merrimentdesign

Cut gold glitter paper the size of the box lid and card bottom and glue.

How to make a DIY Gold and White Painted Wooden Card Box @merrimentdesign

Fill with two decks of playing cards and gift!

Remember be sure to use the hashtag #MakeitGiveit with your holiday projects on Instagram for the chance to win a $100 gift card at Jo-Ann Fabric & Craft Stores! You can see everyone’s holiday projects at the Jo-Ann Make Gifts Merrier Holiday Hub.

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Ashley @ Simply Designing

Monday 22nd of December 2014

This is such a cute idea! I love how the gold paint turned out too! Beautiful!

Amy Anderson

Sunday 21st of December 2014

Awesome gift idea - love it! Pinned!

Carissa

Sunday 21st of December 2014

I love how this turned out! You could make a really nice jewelry box like this, too.

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