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Crafts | Make Decorative Flower Boxes

Crafts | Make Decorative Flower Boxes
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On Mother’s Day, I had a moment of panic. We were headed to brunch at a friend’s house when I realized that I needed a hostess gift. There wasn’t enough time to hit the stores, so I decided to make something. I had a small pot of pretty flowers, and a bunch of wild lilacs—I just needed a way to put it all together.

Decorative Flower Boxes Materials
Decorative flower boxes materials.

I decided the Clementine box in our recycling bin had potential. Covering the corners with colored masking tape and using Modge Podge to paste on some pretty paper to the sides, I came up with a gorgeous flower box.

I embellished with some paper flags and tiny clothespins that I had laying around—and voila—a perfectly pretty hostess gift, for Mother’s day, or any day!

Decorative Flower Boxes are Finished Finished flower boxes.

Materials Needed to Make a Flower Box:

  • Wooden Clementine box
  • Pretty paper
  • Colored masking tape
  • Double sided tape
  • Modge Podge

Instructions to Make a Flower Box:

  1. Begin by covering each of the corner posts with several layers of colored masking tape.
  2. Measure each side of the Clementine box, and cut paper accordingly.
  3. Using a thin layer of Modge Podge, adhere the paper to each side. Coat with one more layer of Modge Podge. Allow an hour to dry.
Christine Chitnis


Christine Chitnis
Updated Monday, May 9th, 2011
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