I adored the bright colors and could certainly use some extra storage in my home office/craft room. However, it was hard for me to justify the $65 plus shipping on 3 boxes, when I knew I could make my own for far less.
I stored away this inspiration pic for a couple of weeks, until I saw that Michaels was offering all of their photo/memory boxes 40% off. I picked up 3 boxes, some craft paint and a gold leaf pen. My grand total was $17 for everything.
I started painting the smallest box first, while watching KU play. Fortunately, these boxes came out much better than the Jayhawks did.
After the 3 boxes were painted, I took a butter knife to scrap off the excess paint.
Then, I used the Krylon gold leaf pen and went over the silver brackets:
I also used the gold leaf pen to free hand a border around the lid of each box. It took 2-3 coats of the gold pen to get complete, even coverage.
Original Kate Spade Nesting Boxes $64
DIY Kate Spade-Inspired Nesting Boxes $17
This was a super easy and quick craft that anyone can do. Plus, the colors looks so bright and cheery!