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Painted Gift Boxes

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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  • Cynthia December 12, 2011, 11:28 pm

    Over the top awesomeness!!! I love the teal with the trees. Really cool idea!

  • Nigel December 13, 2011, 6:16 am

    Wow! What a mad idea (the best ones usually are).

    You have some very lucky recipients 🙂

  • FranT December 13, 2011, 9:33 am

    wow this is fanfreakingtastic! What an awesome idea! I love the silhouette of Santa.

  • Carol December 13, 2011, 9:59 am

    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 ^_^

  • Terrie -Creative Explorer December 13, 2011, 2:07 pm

    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.

  • AJ December 13, 2011, 2:34 pm

    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!
    Big love

  • Gwen December 13, 2011, 3:25 pm

    What beautiful gift packaging. You have done a beautiful job! I just love recycling…bravo!!
    Watch out….paint gets everywhere…. 🙂

  • Cat @ sea.sky.stone. December 13, 2011, 6:00 pm

    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!

  • Mitzi Zohar December 14, 2011, 10:10 am

    Those boxes are stunning and do is your studio.

  • Sandy Coleman December 14, 2011, 11:41 am

    So worth the stray paint. These are ingenious and beautiful! Who cares what’s inside? The box is a true gift.

  • Tracey Fletcher King December 14, 2011, 10:32 pm

    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!!!!