Handcrafted with love, of course.
Photography: Greg Vore
Source: Martha Stewart Living, February 2015
Kraft boxes, 6" by 5" by 1" and 3 1/2" by 3 1/2" by 1", from $2.25 each, paperpresentation.com
Cherry veneer adhesive sheets, by Barc, $4 for 8 1/2" by 11", artalternatives.com
Mini sunburst (TCW166s), mini circle grid (TCW203s), and mini kaleidoscope (TCW347s) stencils, by the Crafter’s Workshop, 6" by 6", $5 each, simonsaysstamp.com
Foam pouncer set, by Martha Stewart Crafts, $5 for 6, michaels.com
Note: For the heart box shown, we made a stencil with tape: Cut a piece of tape into a heart and adhere it to veneer, masking off a square around it. Then fill area outside heart with paint.
Neon craft paints
Craft knife and cutting mat
Trace shape of a box top onto a veneer sheet. Tape a stencil to it; if stencil is larger than box, mask off part of pattern with tape, as shown. Use a pouncer and craft paint to fill in stencil; let dry.
Remove stencil and cut out box shape from veneer; adhere to box.