I think it's officially acceptable to start indulging in all things Christmas... even if I did eat mince pies in September...
I'm kicking off the festive DIY season with a peppermint candy gift box. Wrapping presents is one of my favourite things so I love that this gift box is practical while looking extra special under anyones Christmas tree!
A round paper mache box (Any size will work)
Cellophane (Forgot to add this into the photo!)
Red, white & red glitter paint
Start by finding the middle of your box and working from the centre draw on your peppermint candy swirls. Follow the ends of these lines down the sides of your box.
Start painting every other segment in red and allow to dry.
Paint the remaining segments with the white paint. Allow this to dry and repeat the process so that you have 2 coats of each colour.
Paint over the red sections with glitter paint.
A little tip - Between coats, put some cling film over your pots and brushes to stop them drying out, that way you won't need to keep washing the brushes and waiting for them to dry.
Once your box is completely dry, line with some tissue paper and fill with gifts! If you want to go for a more shabby chic look, you can lightly sand the edges for a vintage look.
Take your cellophane and wrap around your gift box, tie the ends with ribbon to create a large peppermint candy!