Spray Paint a box from Drab to Fab…





How to take an ordinary white box from…..Drab to Fab…… This idea can be used in so many applications…I wish I had pics from over the years…example: fabric, lampshades, furniture, vases… endless

Here’s the low down….


Step 1:

Grab a plain white shirt box or any white box you have stuffed in your gift wrap area.

Step 2.

Find a can of left over spray paint from a project.

Step 3.

Here’s where it gets tricky ….lol jk….  snatch a portion of a branch or flower with leaves on it from a tree, bush, or indoor plant. Pick something hardy,and a type that will lay flat, you may have to remove a few leaves to make that happen. Here’s what I picked, but it can be anything, a fern works well.  Note: In the pic you see a ruler, don’t use one, it was a bad idea. Trust me you don’t want  the outline of a ruler on your box. I don’t know what I was thinking, but thankfully it was an easy fix.

Step 4

Lay your little branch down on the box and spray over the leaves on the box. Hope that a gust of wind doesn’t blow your project over like it did mine…..

When you remove the branch it looks like this:

Step 5

Continue doing this whole process all over the box, don’t worry about over lapping in some areas, it makes it look pretty. Tip: don’t go to heavy on the paint.

Step 6

It’s finished…. !!!  I’m showing the same box with 3 different ribbons…:) What do you think?





I’m linking to:  you’re so crafty, just something I whipped up. making the world cuter Monday, a soft place to land, Thrifty decor chick


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  1. says

    Some people just have it in them. I love this idea, spruces up a plain box in a minute!
    Great job and I love the colors!

  2. says

    Thank you so much…it’s a fun project. Hope you try it out sometime :)
    Thank you for the comment :) I was having a real dry patch with the comments….
    I started feeling like I was just talking to myself all the time :)

  3. says

    I deleted my first comments after going to your blog and reading your post. What an awesome example your life has been.
    It encouraged me today, thank you for not giving up…you’ve inspired so many people including me!!! God Bless…. I can’t wait to see what is in your design future.
    Thank you for stopping by my blog, I’m glad I met you!!!

  4. says

    Love this! I really like how some of the leaves have sharp edges and some are a bit blurry… lovely effect!

  5. says

    This looks terrific! Very good idea! I think I will replicate next birthday gift I do. Thanks for sharing!