gold gilded gift boxes are my fave

October 31, 2013

diy gold gilded gift boxes | you are my fave

Since I’ve learned how easy it is to gild, I can’t stop thinking of surfaces I want to turn golden. I’m kind of worried my house might start looking like a tacky Las Vegas hotel. Please stop me if it gets to that point (but let me down gently, with ice cream or something).

diy gold gilded gift boxes | you are my fave

For now, we’ll start with gift boxes. To make your own you’ll need:
- wooden boxes (I found these at Michaels for a dollar!)
- masking tape
- acrylic paint
- Martha Stewart Crafts Gilding Adhesive
- Martha Stewart Crafts Gilding Sheets
- Martha Stewart Crafts Gilding Brush Set

Step one: Tape off one side of the box and paint with acrylic (you may need a couple coats). Let dry and remove tape.

Step two: Tape off the painted side and cover with gilding adhesive. Let air dry until tacky.

Step three: Lay gilding sheet face down on top of the glued side. Press down firmly with a brush and gently peel away the excess. Done!

diy gold gilded gift boxes | you are my fave

These boxes would be perfect for party favors, small gifts, or tabletop storage.

diy gold gilded gift boxes | you are my fave

diy gold gilded gift boxes | you are my fave

This project is part of 12 Months of Martha, one craft a month using products from the Martha Stewart Craft line.


  • On October 31, 2013 , janae @ bring joy said:

    pretty, pretty!

  • On October 31, 2013 , Rebecca said:

    So pretty Mel! I’m a big fan of the navy/gold combo.

  • On October 31, 2013 , Sharon Garofalow said:

    OMG! I love these boxes. I kind of want to gild everything!

  • On November 1, 2013 , Andi of My Beautiful Adventures said:

    You can never ever have too much gold around you. LOVE!

  • On November 1, 2013 , Kelly said:

    I have always wanted to give this a try but have always been intimidated… but if you say so!

  • On November 2, 2013 , lyndsay // coco cake land said:

    woh these little goldie boxes are awesome! you should definitely make your home look like Las Vegas! PS the word gild always reminds me of Gilda Radner. sweet post, melanie!

  • On November 5, 2013 , Kate of Nearly Crafty said:

    I’m scared to enter the world of gilding for that exact reason – my craftsman house will quickly turn into the set of Swingers.

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    Total GLAM. I love it. Now I want to run over to my craft store to play w glitter!!!

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    what a cool idea – will have to try this out sometime :) love fun easy crafts.
    – jackie @ jade and oak

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