Decorative Box Tutorial


Hello, G45ers!

  Dress up your gift boxes this holiday season. With this video tutorial Graphic 45 Brand Ambassador, Aya El shows us how to take our ATC Matchbook Boxes and turn them into stunning home decor pieces perfect for housing gifts, trinkets, photos and so much more.  We love how Aya has used G45 papers to decorate one of the boxes, and mixed media products for the second showcasing two different methods of altering boxes.  Grab a box and some art supplies and join in the fun!

Altered ATC Box | Graduation Gifts

By Aya El


hello friends, I hope you have an amazing day ahead! Today’s project is an altered ATC box. I thought I’d put together graduation gift-ready.

I altered the ATC boxes use two different ways.  The first way, I used paper ( Lost in Paradise) to cover the ivory box. To cover my frame sides, I measured them and cut some papers accordingly. Then I glued them on with liquid glue. Since the main focus of the project will be the gift in the front, I used some simple patterns to cover the sides. I stacked several flowers for extra embellishments.   Before gluing any of the embellishments or flowers. Try arranging and moving them around till you are content with their placement. Take several pictures then begin gluing them. I distressed the edges to give a unique look of depth. Finally, I added splatters of metallic watercolors.

For the second ATC black box, I used metallic acrylic paint to cover it.  because I always love adding different textures to my projects, I used a stencil with shimmer paste to make some raised patterns. Also, I used a sponge applicator instead of a brush to paint the box for extra texture!


Please check the video tutorial here.


Video Tutorial:

Decorative Box Tutorial by Aya El for Graphic 45



I hope you like my project as much as I do. 


Supply List:

ATC Matchbook Box – Ivory 

ATC Matchbook Box Black

Lost in Paradise Paper 

Rose Bouquet Collection—Triumphant Red

Rose Bouquet Collection—Bon Voyage & French Blue

Matte Pearl Gems (out of stock)

Prima – Finnabair – Art Alchemy – Sparks Acrylic Paint – Magical Pond









Happy Papercrafting!  


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