Thursday, 28 November 2013

Art Deco Gift Box

 This gorgeous Art Deco box was designed by Nicky Hayden and featured in one of her recent workshops.
You will need:-
2 x Black Card 15 x 15 cm
4 x Black Card 11 x 15 cm
4 x Black Card 10.5 x 14.5 cm
4 x Patterned Paper 10 x 14 cm
3 x Silver Card 10.5 x 14.5 cm
3 x Patterned Paper 10 x 14 cm
1 x Silver Card 10.5 x 10.5 cm
1 x Patterned Paper 10 x 10 cm
1 Metre Silver Ribbon
1 Art Deco Decoupage
Optional :-
2 Strips of Paper for Rosettes
Score both of the 15cm square panels 2cm from the edge on each side.
Score one piece diagonally from the edge, this is now the base.
On the other, cut into the first vertical score line until you meet the second score line, then cut a wedge shape out of the corner. Do the same on the other end and the opposite sure not to cut all 4 sides! Stick the little tabs inside with glue and secure with pegs, this is now the lid.
Stick the 4 11x15 panels onto the front of the base on all four sides.
Put the lid on top to finish the for the fun bit!!

To decorate:-
Tie the silver ribbon around the middle of the box and stick the decoupage base layer on to one of the outside panels. Stick 3 silver pieces of card onto the remaining 3 panels, followed by the 3 patterned papers.
Do the same on the inside of the box with the black panels and patterned papers, on each inside panel.
Cover the base of the box with the square of patterned paper.
Use the remainder of the decoupage pack to decorate as you please and finish with feathers and gems.
This design is so versatile and can be easily adapted for any occasion simply by changing the papers and embellishments!
Thanks for stopping by



  1. Just fabulous, as Craig Revel Horwood would say - FAB_U_LOUS! dahling

  2. Love the Deco Box and the card, really unusual. Thanks for the instructions, it will be fun to make.