A Bachelorette’s Up-Cycled Gift Box

Today I will show you how to up-cycle a vintage hat box to use as a gift box for your fabulous Bachelorette. This gift box was designed to hold my Bachelorette’s Gifts which included a keepsake box inside (I will share this one later), a jewelry tray with earrings, “Bride” T-Shirt, Sash, Light up diamond ring, and her Boho Veil (I will share this later as well)

Okay, so I got this Vintage Hat Box at our local Antique Store “Fox and the Hound Antiques”. You can find them at almost every flea market, treasure, thrift, and antique store out there and they are super cheap. Mine were each $1.00. Now that’s a buy!

Here we go:


  • Black and Red Acrylic Paint
  • large paint brush
  • hot glue gun and glue sticks
  • rhinestones
  • lace ribbon
  • cloth roses (mine were actually hair clips, I just cut the seam that attached the clip to the roses)
  • Black Sharpie


Step one- Paint the box, here I painted the lid red and the bottom of the box black with acrylic paint, and let it dry for 2 days then I sealed the paint with tinted mod podge and let that dry over night.

Step 2- after painting and drying time (3 days) I took the lace and glued it to the rim of the lid. (sit the lid aside)

Step 3- Take your white lace and glue one strip on each side of the front of the box (spacing is up to you) I chose a wide space. (The concept is to make it look like the tie of a corset top.)

Step 4- cut 6 small strips of lace ribbon crossing them down the box gluing down the corners so they look over lapped.

Step 5- place a rhinestone (8 total) on the out side of the corset design where the tie over laps.

Step 6- make a bow with the lace and glue it to the center of the box at the top and place a rhinestone in the middle of the bow. Cute!

That is it for the bottom of the box, so place that aside.

Grab the lid again


The lid was simple as well, All I did was glue the lace around the rim of the lid, then I glued down my roses in the top corner and wrote out my favorite saying from Moulin Rouge. I chose this quote because it fit the theme of the Bachelorette Adventure day.

I spent about $5.00 on this project and my Bachelorette loved her gift box and all her contents inside.

Stay tuned for the 2nd up-cycled hat box later this week!

Thanks for joining me today,

~Gruada Mom~


Author: Gruada Creations

Hello We are the Gruada Sisters, we love to create new and exciting things. I (Gruada Mom) love taking pride in my new creations like a fairy garden I did with my daughter or a race track I built with my boys. I (Gruada Sister) love creating new things with them as well, I do not have children of my own so I spoil and create with my niece and nephew. We have two lives but one love... a love to create, learn and teach. The children are our inspiration to live happily and freely. Follow Gruada Creations on our new journey of creating fun and wild crafts, DIY Projects, toddler learning & daycare advice, interior and exterior design, Gardening, Fitness & Health and Travel. Never have fear of being different and standing out! Take it one day at a time and create art freely. Join our email list to receive monthly newsletters and all our most recent blog posts.

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