Large DIY Christmas box decor for the porch {or inside!}

Hello there!! I wasn’t planning on sharing this project just yet…but I finished it up and loved it SO much, I just had to. HAD to. 
If you don’t like Christmas ideas this early, look away. Just come back in a couple weeks! 😉 For those of you that do, this was a super easy project and I think it’s just adorable. 
I saw something similar floating around Facebook, but I couldn’t find a source. I knew it would be really easy to recreate so I did just that. This is a GREAT project if you have scrap wood laying around. 
I grabbed some scrap luan (I’ve used this stuff on this wall and this wall in our home) and cut it in three different sized boxes: 
Using scrap wood to make large wood holiday present decor
I used spray paint in Christmasy colors — red, green and black. You can make the colors work for your decor! 
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Give the boards a few coats of spray paint: 
Spray paint tips to avoid issues
I shared a couple quick spray painting tips in this short video: 
Be sure to check that out if you’re not familiar with spray paint! Those tips will prevent issues with drying and give you a nice, smooth surface. You can also use a brush or roller to paint these. 
After they dried, I used gingham ribbon I found for half off at Hobby Lobby: 
black and white gingham ribbon
And “wrapped” each board like a present. You get where this is going? 🙂 (I found similar gingham ribbon here!)
I used hot glue to adhere the ribbon to the backs. No need to take it down the back, and no need to paint the back!: 
How to make large wood present decor for holidays
No one will ever see it! 🙂 
After the ribbon was on I dug through my Christmas decor and found some cute touches for the center of each “present” — greenery, berries, etc.: 
Decorating DIY wood Christmas "presents"

DIY wood presents using scrap wood
They turned out even better than I had hoped! SO CUTE!: 
Large wood DIY Christmas presents for front porch
I don’t know yet where ours will live, but they would be so adorable on the front porch! Our porch is pretty well protected — if you’d like to keep them outside a couple coats of polyurethane will help protect the wood. 
They’d be cute on a mantel, on an entry table, even leaned against a kitchen backsplash!: 
DIY large wood Christmas presents


The color/decor/placement possibilities are endless! Now I want to make more. I love them so!

I didn’t have the red and green spray paint, so I had to buy that and the ribbon that was half off. All three items came in at under $13.

Such a simple and inexpensive holiday project — and so easily customized to the colors you decorate with this season!

Check out this adorable Christmas snow globe art I made last year for another Christmas project you can finish up before the holidays!


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Large DIY Christmas box decor for the porch {or inside!}