- i used chalkboard spray paint for this project because i had a can that was almost empty and needed to be used up--otherwise it is not very economical for this type of project. the next time i would use regular black spray paint.
- when you remove a ribbon handle from any type of box with the intent to do a make over, keep the ribbon to act as a ruler for measuring your "new handle".
- have fun. don't worry too much about drips and spots--my paint job was not perfection but because it was black/fall/Halloween themed i felt the scuffiness that showed up in spots was okay.
...another box i am working on-it still needs another coat of paint.
i know some people will prefer the before but i like the fact that the price point of these boxes doesn't make them 'too precious' + you can paint them up or cover them with paper to create a color or pattern that is more personal for gift giving. i think these would be perfect for giving homemade candy in during the holidays. if using to give food gifts i would recommend not painting the interiors and only using wrapped candy or food items.