Easy Upcycled Small Box Celtic Style

We'll show you how to turn a small cardboard box into a beautiful upcycled Celtic style container! All you need is some a hot glue gun and a little paint.blank630x20

Talk about a classy upcycle project! We’ll show you how to turn small cardboard boxes into beautiful Celtic style containers with nothing more than a knife, hot glue gun and some paint. This is one of those truly amazing crafts! You’re containers can be used for anything. We used them for our Positive Potions Kit.  FYI this is the same technique we used on our Small Dragon Egg.
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Upcycled Box Supplies

You can use any colors you want. I’ve found that black and silver give a nice look.

  • Small cardboard box
  • Hot glue gun
  • Black paint
  • Silver paint
  • X-acto type knife

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Instructions

You can use pretty much any size box. Just depends on how much hot glue you have! I used a small box that some items from Amazon were delivered in.

We'll show you how to turn a small cardboard box into a beautiful upcycled Celtic style container! All you need is some a hot glue gun and a little paint.blank630x20

Measure it as high as you want. We'll show you how to turn a small cardboard box into a beautiful upcycled Celtic style container! All you need is some a hot glue gun and a little paint.blank630x20

Trace on handles if you want them. Then carefully cut out along the lines. We'll show you how to turn a small cardboard box into a beautiful upcycled Celtic style container! All you need is some a hot glue gun and a little paint.blank630x20

We'll show you how to turn a small cardboard box into a beautiful upcycled Celtic style container! All you need is some a hot glue gun and a little paint.blank630x20

Paint the inside of your box silver. We'll show you how to turn a small cardboard box into a beautiful upcycled Celtic style container! All you need is some a hot glue gun and a little paint.blank630x20
Paint the outside of your box black.We'll show you how to turn a small cardboard box into a beautiful upcycled Celtic style container! All you need is some a hot glue gun and a little paint.blank630x20

Using a hot glue gun make designs on the outside of your box. As I’m not all that artistic, drawing wise, I tend to make the same type of simplistic curly design. These do not have to be perfect. I actually touched the tip of the glue gun to the cardboard lightly as I drew them on. (I suggest first practicing on a plain piece of cardboard.)We'll show you how to turn a small cardboard box into a beautiful upcycled Celtic style container! All you need is some a hot glue gun and a little paint.blank630x20

Carefully run a line of hot glue along the edge of your box.We'll show you how to turn a small cardboard box into a beautiful upcycled Celtic style container! All you need is some a hot glue gun and a little paint.blank630x20

Using silver paint, brush a thin coat over one side of your box at a time. You don’t want it to dry.We'll show you how to turn a small cardboard box into a beautiful upcycled Celtic style container! All you need is some a hot glue gun and a little paint.blank630x20

Quickly and lightly rub the side you just painted silver over. This gives it the effect. Move onto the next side until all of them are done.

We'll show you how to turn a small cardboard box into a beautiful upcycled Celtic style container! All you need is some a hot glue gun and a little paint.blank630x20

Don’t forget to paint the edge where you ran the hot glue. We'll show you how to turn a small cardboard box into a beautiful upcycled Celtic style container! All you need is some a hot glue gun and a little paint.blank630x20We'll show you how to turn a small cardboard box into a beautiful upcycled Celtic style container! All you need is some a hot glue gun and a little paint.

blank630x20We'll show you how to turn a small cardboard box into a beautiful upcycled Celtic style container! All you need is some a hot glue gun and a little paint.blank630x20We'll show you how to turn a small cardboard box into a beautiful upcycled Celtic style container! All you need is some a hot glue gun and a little paint.blank630x20We'll show you how to turn a small cardboard box into a beautiful upcycled Celtic style container! All you need is some a hot glue gun and a little paint.blank630x20

We also use a box for our Positive Potions Kit!We'll show you how to turn a small cardboard box into a beautiful upcycled Celtic style container! All you need is some a hot glue gun and a little paint.blank630x20

We'll show you how to turn a small cardboard box into a beautiful upcycled Celtic style container! All you need is some a hot glue gun and a little paint.blank630x20We'll show you how to turn a small cardboard box into a beautiful upcycled Celtic style container! All you need is some a hot glue gun and a little paint.blank630x20blank630x20

11 Comments

  1. Yes, for the recycled cardboard box that you’d have no idea was a cardboard box!!! This is such a cute craft and I like how you used the hot glue as your decorations. Really cool! Thanks for sharing at Create Link Inspire 🙂

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