Dollar Tree oval gift boxes
These plain oval gift boxes are from YEARS ago! Not sure what I was saving them for; but I am still ‘on a mission’ to use up what I have on hand and only buy what new supplies I absolutely NEED. (like more birds!)
These paper mache birds and chicks were from Michael’s last year. Bought the chicks on close out, specifically to save and paint up for this year. The birds were a ‘panic purchase’ last year when I was worried that I wasn’t going to be able to find any more ceramic or resin birds.
The boxes actually cane with matching lids and bases, I just decided to mix them up a bit for more interest. The chicks were painted then varnished with ‘pixie dust’ varnish. You can buy the pixie dust varnish already made; or make your own. Just be sure you use the most super fine opalescent glitter you can find and add it to GLOSS varnish. If you use flat or mat varnish you’ll lose some of the glitters glitz. Just mix together in your varnish bottle and brush on like any other varnish.
Chopped up some green crimped paper that I had into smaller pieces. Applied a good layer of tacky glue to the entire box top them ‘poured’ my grass on and smushed it into place. Let dry. Trimmed away what hung over the edges.
Then glued on the eggs with hot glue.
Didn’t have as many boxes for the birds as I did for the ducks. At least not ones that were the right colors. Was a bit ‘stumped’ when it can to what to do with the bird boxes after I glued the birds on?!?! So, on this yellow one I simply tied on a pretty ribbon.