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Gold Chevron Acrylic Box

Gold Chevron Box

I am a list-maker. A to-do’er. I’ve tried all types of to-do apps but for some reason they don’t stick. So instead of going digital, my purse is filled with little scraps of paper with my scratches. I don’t have a great method of writing down my to-do lists…I just grab whatever paper is lying around. So I decided instead of using the back of my junk mail I needed a little more civilized method. I saw these acrylic boxes at my favorite shop, the Container Store, and knew that I had to make this little note paper box for my listing obsession. Plus I had a little gold spray paint left, so I thought why not add another gold accessory to my collection!!

 

MATERIALS

  • 6″ x 6″ hinged acrylic box (The Container Store)
  • Krylon gold spray paint
  • Scissors
  • 1″ Frog Tape

Materials

 

INSTRUCTIONS

Step 1:

Clean off your acrylic box using a clean cloth or paper towel. This helps remove any oil from your hands that has gotten on the box. Place two pieces of tape at approximately a 30 degree angle, and create a V shape starting at one corner and meeting in the middle approximately 2.75″. Wrap the ends of the tape around the lid to the backside. Smooth down with your finger to make sure all the air bubbles are out and the tape is placed firmly on the box lid.

Step 1

 

Step 2:

Add two more V’s approximately 5/8″ away from each other. This will complete the top of the box.

Step 2

 

Step 3:

Continue the angles of the V’s onto the front of the box, wrapping the tape well underneath the box.

Step 3

 

Step 4:

Continue wrapping the sides and back of the box with the tape…following the angles.

Step 4

 

Step 5:

Once you are finished taping the box you are ready to spray paint it. Take it outside and spray it until all the clear portions are covered well.

Step 5

 

Step 6:

Let it dry and then remove the tape.

Step 6

 

Step 7:

Fill up your box with paper.

I took a trip to Office Depot and had them cut one of their reams of paper into 5″ x 5″ square. One ream can get you 500 sheets of this size of paper. The ream was approximately $8, plus a little extra for them to cut it for me.

Step 7

 

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