Mirror Hat Boxes

Materials

  • Round papier-mache hat box, 12”
  • Mirror, 12” circle
  • Print paper, in pattern of choice
  • Adhesive-back felt sheet, in color of choice
  • Black acrylic paint
  • Ribbon, 24” length
  • Buttons (for flower centers)
  • Sawtooth hanger

Tools

  • Ellison Sizzix BIGkick or Big Shot Machine
  • Ellison Sizzix Bigz Die: Flower (655968), Build a Flower #2 by Scrappy Cat
  • Ellison Sizzix Originals Dies: Flourish by Scrappy Cat (655683), Phrase: Live (656080)
  • Craft glue
  • Scissors
  • Ruler
  • Paintbrush
  • Newspaper (to cover work surface)

Directions

STEP 1

  • On covered work surface, paint inside and outside of box black. Let dry.

STEP 2

  • Follow manufacturer’s instructions to use die-cut machine to cut Flourishes from felt sheet. Remove backing from Flourishes; press on sides of box. Press one Flourish on top of box.

STEP 3

  • Use machine to die-cut Flower from pattern-print paper. Glue flower on top of flourish. Glue button on flower center. Use machine to die-cut “Live” from pattern-print paper. Glue phrase on top of box.

STEP 4

  • Measure and cut 24” ribbon length. For hanger, glue ribbon ends on sides on back of box. Tie bow on center of ribbon length.

STEP 5

  • Glue circle mirror inside box. Let dry.

STEP 6

  • Attach sawtooth hanger on back of box.

Note

  • 1. Adults, help kids when using die-cut machine.
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Mirror Hat Boxes
Mirror Hat Boxes