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Christmas cookie gift container

by: Jo

Christmas cookie gift container
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I was inspired by a cookie box I recently saw at World Market and wanted to make some to hand out as gifts this holiday season. I found a similar box at Michaels and took out my Americana Decor Chalky Finish paint to liven it up!

Cookie Gift Container

I started with a coat of Treasure. LOVE this color! LOVE!

Cookie Gift Container

Once it dried, which was super quick, I rubbed candle wax on the edges so it would be easily distressed.

Cookie Gift Container

Then I painted right over the blue and the wax with a couple coats of red.

Cookie Gift Container

I used my Cricut with the Storybook font to make a stencil out of some white vinyl that I had.

Cookie Gift Container

I used a pouncer to add white Chalky Finish over the stencil.

Cookie Gift Container

While the letters were drying, I chose some coordinating scrapbook paper and used Decou-Page to add it to the bottom of the box.

Cookie Gift Container

Once all the paint was dry, it was time to distress the box. I think the sanding and distressing is the best part! For the area that was stenciled, I made sure to only sand in one direction so that it looked authentic. The wax I applied to the edges before made it really easy to remove just the red paint and let the blue show through.

Cookie Gift Container

The final step was a varnish the box to protect all that hard work. I used the Americana Decor Soft-Touch Varnish but you can use whatever you want.

Cookie Gift Container

I love how my cookie boxes turned out!

Cookie Gift Container

I can’t wait to give these out to neighbors and friends filled with homemade cookies. They would be a great way to personalize and dress up store-bought cookies like these, too.

Cookie Gift Container

Cookie Gift Container

Americana Decor Chalky Finish paint is available in Michaels in the wood and finishes aisle. Visit the DecoArt Chalky Finish website for more chalk paint ideas and inspiration.

Cookie Gift Container

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2 comments so far:

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    Shakeel 07/23/2015 at 7:16 pm

    Hi! I love the idea of using chalk paint. Can you use it to give old doors an antique look or would paint work best? I’m going to use them at my wdeidng reception and want them to look sort of cream and distressed. Any tips would be much appreciated!Thanks,Lauren

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    Jo 07/29/2015 at 1:52 pm

    Shakeel, I think Chalky Finish would be your best bet for making the doors look distressed. Use the dark creme wax over top of the clear creme wax to give it an even more aged appearance. Visit decoart.com/chalkyfinish for more tips and tutorials.

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