Painted Acrylic Boxes

If there is one thing I love, it’s having a place for things in our home.  And if there is one thing that I love even more than that, it would be creating functional AND pretty organizing for things in our home.  Today I am sharing these simple Painted Acrylic Boxes.  They are the perfect size for corralling your paper clips, thumbtacks and other small office supplies.

Simple Painted Acrylic Boxes, Delineate Your Dwelling

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supply list
Paint Brushes
Various Acrylic Paints
Clear Acrylic Box or Clear Acrylic Circles (My boxes are from Target $1 Bins)

Painted Acrylic Boxes supplies
The tip for this simple project is patience.  To create layered colors, you have to paint your main shape or pattern and then let it fully dry before painting your background.  I messed a few up by not exercising patience every time.

NOTE: All painting should be done on the interior of your lid.  This will give a clean glossy look to your painted box once the lid is secured back on.

On my patterned boxes, I painted the main designs first.  Pale pink stripes, a teal A and orange diagonals.  Set these aside to dry while you paint a few other box lids with solid color.

Painted Acrylic Boxes steps 2
After your patterns are dry, you can go back over them with a solid color to ask as the background.  Be sure to match your patterned colors accordingly as they need to have high contrast but not clash too drastically.

Painted Acrylic Boxes steps 3
I used this same technique during Valentine’s Day and created Heart Painted Candy boxes for my kiddos.  After those turned out so cute, I was hooked on painting acrylic boxes!

Easy Painted Acrylic Boxes

And the lids are so colorful even when the boxes are sitting out on the desk or table, I am still a happy organized lady.

Easy Acrylic Boxes
And to take this DIY one step further, you can glue magnets on the back and add these to your fridge or other magnetic surface.  Isn’t that clever?

Simple Painted Acrylic Boxes, Delineate Your Dwelling

Easy Painted Acrylic Boxes
If you are looking for more tips and tricks to stay organized, you can check out a few of my other Organizational posts.  Happy organizing!

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