08/30/2009
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Anyone spray painted paper boxes?

I found some Robin's Egg Blue spray paint at Michael's today and thought about spray painting some of the boxes I saw at the Dollar Tree to stack them and make my own stacked Tiffany box center pieces. I have never spray painted those types of boxes before and I'm just curious as to if any of you girls have. I don't want the boxes to look like cheap junky boxes.

Have you guys spray painted dollar store boxes?
rodrhonda4ever's Blue wedding
 |  Sacramento, CA, USA  |  08/30/2009  | 
Take a sample and do to your liking. Robin's Egg Blue is close, but iss 'not the real Tiffany color.  To tell you the truth, my  first box DIY project I tried with spray paint didn't take like how I wanted. Instead, I went to Wallmart and gave them a swatch of Tiffany color sample and they held it up to their machine and Whola! The perfect Tiffany paint.  I bought their small pint/quart of satin paint $8.00 and the finish on the boxes tuned out lovely with the white bow finish. I know that divaden80 bride on page 3 popular blog asked me the same thing and she did her own as well. This was the only effect that looked really nice. Good luck.
rodrhonda4ever's Blue wedding
 |  Sacramento, CA, USA  |  08/30/2009  | 
Oh, yea...I forgot. Use a sponge brush while using the paint.  I was able to do 30 boxes with some paint left over.
trt117's Blue wedding
 |  Pensacola, FL, USA  |  08/30/2009  | 
what type of boxes did you use for yours??
heatherm76's Blue wedding
 |  Charlotte, NC, USA  |  08/31/2009  | 
I didn't use dollar tree boxes, but I did spray paint my paper mache boxes that I got from Hobby Lobby and they turned out great! You have to put about 3-4 coats of paint on them, letting them dry in between each coat...
trt117's Blue wedding
 |  Pensacola, FL, USA  |  08/31/2009  | 
Hmmm.... What type of spray paint did you use heatherm???

I can do this either way, but I feel as though spray painting would be more up my alley of ease.
heatherm76's Blue wedding
 |  Charlotte, NC, USA  |  09/01/2009  | 
I used just regular old spraypaint from Walmart. I think it was the Kyron brand and the color was "aqua." I'm at work right now so I can't check the bottle but I'm pretty sure that's what kind it was. And I got the glossy aqua so it's pretty and shiny! There is a picture on my blog, but it's not a good picture and I'm nowhere near done with my card box!
rodrhonda4ever's Blue wedding
 |  Sacramento, CA, USA  |  09/01/2009  | 
My centerpiece boxes were from the Dollar Storeand Wallmart, LOL! At  Xmas time I was lucky to received step boxes from a gift. So I painted those babies. Exactly want I was looking for for the Gift Card Box, but the others worked well for centerpieces!
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elizabeth
 |   |  09/02/2009  | 
It all depends on what Tiffany Blue you would like your centerpieces to be. The Tiffany color on the backgrounds of Tiffany's website and on some ads, as well as on fake Tiffany boxes is more of a green shade. If you would like the Tiffany to be the color of the real Tiffany boxes, it is more of a blue shade. In my opinion, Tiffany blue is really whatever you perceive it to be. I personally think it is the color of the real boxes. But it doesn't have to be! If you'd like it to be the Greener Tiffany, then most aqua blue spray paints will work. I personally took my real Tiffany box into walmart and had them match it. It turned out just a tiny shade greener than the real box, so i had them add just a tiny more blue. In the end it turned out dead on. Hope that helps! :-)
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