Mod Podge Gift Box

If you caught yesterday’s post, you probably saw a preview of this little gift box!  It’s so fun and springy and you can customize it any way you like.  Let me show you how!

Mod Podge Gift Box


What you will need to dress up your own gift box:

  • A paper mache gift box
  • Scrapbook paper
  • Mod Podge & a Paintbrush
  • Decorative knob (I made my own using this knob base and a glass cabochon)
  • An awl for putting a hole in your box top
  • Optional Paint or other embellishment

First, let me give you some tips for Mod Podge if you don’t work with it often.  Cut your paper, and then add Mod Podge to the backside of the paper itself.  When paper gets wet, it expands.  You want it to set for a few minutes before adding it to your box to help minimize the bubbles.

Mod Podge Gift Box

Then, add it to your box.  I just went all the way around and didn’t bother with the bottom. ;)  I also trimmed up a piece for the top and ‘Podged that on.  You’ll notice a few bubbles here but when it dries all the way, they disappeared.

Mod Podge Gift Box

I made my own matching knob – I used a make-your-own knob base and added a cabochon.  It was perfectly sized to the circles on my scrapbook paper!  I used Mod Podge on this part too – just attached it to the underside of the cab.

Mod Podge Gift Box

When my box was mostly dry, I used an awl to poke a hole in the top so I could attach the knob.

Mod Podge Gift Box

I screwed the knob base on –

Mod Podge Gift Box

And used some Amazing E6000 to add the cab on top.

Mod Podge Gift Box

And that’s it!  Simple and springy.

Mod Podge Gift Box

A note – I wasn’t compensated for this post, though I did receive free product to craft with.  In fact, you can too!  If you like the knob, then be sure to check out the giveaway to D. Lawless Hardware going on all week! ;)



  1. says

    I LOVE to decorate boxes, thanks for the modpodge tip. I often have trouble with bubbles, I’ll try your way next time. :)

  2. says

    I have a plain round gift box that I’ve been using to store my sewing supplies, and I’ve been thinking about decorating it….this will be perfect!

  3. Jessi says

    So cute! I love gift boxes; every time I get a present in one I hold onto it in case I can re-use it for someone else’s present later. :-)

  4. Bethany says

    Cute! I really like the glass knob. It really adds a whole new dynamic to it. Pinning it.

  5. says

    Oh my gosh, this is so cute!!! I don’t think I could give it away though, it’s too cute! Thanks for sharing at One Creative Weekend!

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