Hi there! I am so excited to be here on Positively Splendid today!
I am Shannon of the blog Madigan Made. I love to write, take photos and make stuff. I also love my handsome hubby and boisterous pup. (and pretty ribbon, coffee and Nutella, but who’s counting?) All of these loves fuel my blog. On my site I love to share simple ideas for crafts, recipes and décor with my readers.
And I’m happy to help give Amy a little time off with her new baby boy and share an easy holiday craft with you today!
Are you starting to think about gifts and holiday crafts yet? I just started to think about Christmas projects recently.
And I love all the pretty presents you see this time of year. Whenever I can, I try to find unique ways to wrap gifts… especially if the ‘wrapping’ method can be reused in another way by the recipient.
Let me show you how to embellish an inexpensive metal tin and make a little gift extra sparkly and special. This pretty gift box is easy to create and easy on the wallet.
Plus, a little sparkle and shine can make anything look cuter, right?
Here are the supplies I used:
- Small metal tin
- White glue
- Mod Podge Dimensional Magic (DM)
- Rhinestones (assorted sizes)
I used two sizes of rhinestones. One size I bought came in a bottle… the other larger rhinestones I took off of a belt that I found at the dollar store! I just snipped the large stones from the satin belt!
Then, I adhered the small and large rhinestones down using white glue. I worked from the center and covered the entire lid with sparkle.
I overlapped the stones as I moved across the surface. I purposely flipped some of them over so that the shiny mirror-like bottom faced up.
After the white glue dried, I took Dimensional Magic (DM) and filled all the nooks and crannies of the stones.
If you’ve never worked with DM, it is really cool! It is a very viscous glue that will go on cloudy but dry crystal clear and thick. It looks almost like the surface is covered in resin, but without the mess or smell. (And no, I am not compensated to say that, I just love DM!)
I went all the way to the edge of the lid with the DM glue.
After the DM fully dried (it takes about 10-24 hours) I ended up with a glamorous looking gift box with lots of bling and sparkle embedded on the lid!
With a little ribbon, I can use this embellished rhinestone tin for a gift card, jewelry, or some other small present. And my recipient can reuse the tin to give another gift or just keep it for pretty storage!
Thanks for letting me share this easy holiday gift project with you today!
For more simple crafts and home décor ideas, be sure to come visit me over at Madigan Made!
Having grown up in a home brimming with sewing notions and paintbrushes, Amy has a deep love for all things creative. On any given day, you’ll find her knee-deep in her latest creative endeavor, with projects ranging from sewing and crafts to home decor and kid-friendly ideas. Amy believes that everyone, regardless of skill level or experience, possesses the ability to create something beautiful, and Positively Splendid was born of her passion for helping others harness their innate creative potential.