MORE upgraded Dollar Tree gift boxes
Prettied up a few more of the white fabric covered dollar Tree gift boxes. This batch I used ‘as is’, and didn’t tea stain them first.
They come with a bow glued to the top, which I pulled off. (you have to pull very hard!)
They have always come off ‘cleanly’ for me. But even if removing them did do some damage, the whole reason I am removing them is that I want to re-decorate the top!
These ceramic cherubs are from DT a few years ago. They usually have ‘some kind’ of white ceramic cherubs every year, and I almost always buy a few. Just don’t always get around to using them right away!
I glued some tea stained crepe paper rosettes to little tea stained paper doilies; then to the top of each box. Then the cherubs. I really don’t like to use hot glue unless I absolutely HAVE to. For these I used my good ole tacky glue, and wrapped a couple of rubber bands around the tops of the boxes and the angel wings to hold them firmly down while my glue set.
I also use the tacky glue for gluing on the crowns. You can see the doily and rosette better in this picture.
The rosettes needed to be trimmed back a bit for the doily to show. I used a pair of ‘deckle’ edged scissors to create a bit of interest along the edge.
On display and for sale in by booth at Stars Antique Mall in Portland, Oregon
I did one little nest topped box also.
Glued a glitter rimmed crepe paper rosette under the nest and painted the eggs with ‘glimmer varnish’. The bow is the one I previously removed from the top of the box.
So now that I have a few of each in my booth, I can ‘test’ and see which sells better; the white boxes or the tea stained boxes.
I had a cute little vintage Avon perfume bottle that I placed next to the nest topped box.