It’s been a slave shop here getting ready for Christmas. I had this crazy idea to paint the gift boxes (okay, amazon boxes, old book boxes, any fun box I’ve found). Why bother with so much wrapping paper when I could paint them. Out came my stencils, stamps, and paint. I had boxes everywhere and I was so careful not to get paint on my shirt. I wore my apron (which I often forget). No paint, or so I thought. I ended up with paint on the side of my pants near my ankle. REALLY? Arghhh. I feel destined to have paint on every piece of clothing I own!!!
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Over the top awesomeness!!! I love the teal with the trees. Really cool idea!
Wow! What a mad idea (the best ones usually are).
You have some very lucky recipients 🙂
wow this is fanfreakingtastic! What an awesome idea! I love the silhouette of Santa.
Wow! What a wonderful idea! ~ Not sure that I am that ambitious ~ plus got rid of all the ‘shipping boxes’ to recycle~ thanks, namaste, Carol ^_^
Holy moly – you are ambitious. And creative. And artistic. And maybe a little nuts! But in a good way….these are SO cool and what a great way to recycle the boxes and save all the $$ on wrapping paper. I’ll have to designate a closet for saving mailing boxes and cute boxes I get throughout the year and watch for stamp sales. You’ve got some excellent oversized ones…. Happy Holidays.
Carolyn, you definitely put your heART and Soul into everything you do. what a treat to receive a gift in a painted box. You are Awesome!
What beautiful gift packaging. You have done a beautiful job! I just love recycling…bravo!!
Watch out….paint gets everywhere…. 🙂
Adding “paint a bunch of cardboard boxes” to my Christmas to-do list would totally stress me out–LOL–but I really love the finished products. What a great idea!
Those boxes are stunning and do is your studio.
So worth the stray paint. These are ingenious and beautiful! Who cares what’s inside? The box is a true gift.
You know I used to look forward to visiting but now I am just freaking out at how Martha Stewart you are… decorating Christmas boxes… holy moly you rock!!!!