Round gold lacquer box

Pot of gold lacquer boxes

Gold lacquer boxes

I’ve never been one to get too into St. Patrick’s Day. I’m crazy right? Who wouldn’t want to wear green and drink beer all day? :) It also could be that all through junior high and high school my school colors included kelly green. Maybe I’m just burnt out of wearing green. But I do love gold…so why not make a beautiful pot of gold instead? And why not make two!!!

I really wanted to create my own lacquer box but when I started researching it, I realized that the “toxic fumes” and “multiple layers of paint” sounded like way too much work for a little box. Then I saw these lacquer boxes from The Container Store. SCORE! These were perfect for my craft idea. So many fun colors to choose from…and what color do I pick? White. I’m so predictable. I actually loved the way this craft turned out I may just go back and try another color! The rectangular box is $15 and the round one is only $11.

Round box

MATERIALS

  1. Gold spray paint
  2. Round white lacquer box
  3. Frog Tape – 1″ wide
  4. Small plastic bag

Round materials

INSTRUCTIONS

Step 1:

Take off the lid, and set aside. Next, since the Frog Tape is 1″ wide, it’s easy to place on your box. Place 1 strip around the top of the box. This will expose 2″ on the bottom to the spray paint.

Round step 1

Step 2:

Take your plastic bag and place it about halfway on the strip of tape. Take another strip of tape and tape the bag around the rim of the box. Tuck the bag into the box when you’ve taped the whole rim. This will block out any paint from going into the box.

Round step 2

Step 3:

Now you are ready to spray paint your box!

Round step 3

Step 4:

Once the paint has dried, you can now remove the tape and paper mask. (This was my first time using Frog Tape and I was impressed! The edges stayed pretty darn clean.)

Round step 4

Now this is a pot of gold I can dig. :)

Round gold lacquer box

Rectangular box

MATERIALS

rectagnular materials

INSTRUCTIONS

Step 1:

Tape the lid onto the box with two small strips of Frog Tape.

Rectangular Step 1

Step 2:

Cut out the following pieces out of your scrap paper:

  • Front – 2 15/16″ x 6 7/8″
  • Back – 2 15/16″ x 6 7/8″
  • Top – 3 3/8″ x 6 7/8″
  • Left side – 3 3/8″ x 2 15/16″
  • Right side – 3 3/8″ x 2 15/16″

These will be used to mask off the center portions of each side of the box when you paint. They allow for a 1/2″ border on each side.

Rectangular Step 1

Step 3:

To achieve that 1/2″ border, you have to cut off a 1/2″ off from each side. Once you have done that, place a strip of Frog Tape to each side with 1/2″ showing. Trim the edges of the tape to make square edges.

square_step2

Step 4:

Repeat Step 3 till you have all the sides cut and taped.

Rectangular step 4

Step 5:

Now you are ready to spray paint your box!

Rectangular step 5

Step 6:

Once the paint has dried, you can now remove the tape and paper mask.

Rectangular step 6

Now you are ready to fill it with all your treasures! Happy St. Patrick’s Day!!

rectangular box

 

3 responses

Leave a Reply

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *