We chose to paint our shoe box. Spray paint is an easy and fast paint option. Once the paint is dry or box is covered, attach the back of the shoe box lid as shown to form a backdrop for your mini Mardi Gras float.
Purple, green & gold craft feathers
Mardi Gras garland
Mardi Gras flags
Metallic crown decorations
Gold tinsel pipe cleaners
Mardi Gras beads
Glue and/or tape
Here are some other Mardi Gras items you could use to decorate a float:
Mardi Gras floral sprays and picks
Comedy and Tragedy mini cutouts
Mardi Gras Doubloons
Mardi Gras Centerpiece
Floral Sheeting/ Petal Paper
Mardi Gras Ribbon or Ornaments or Masks
Start decorating the float by adding a Mardi Gras garland around the perimeter of the shoe box.
We added two Mardi Gras flags on sticks.
Attach a group of purple, green and gold feathers to each of the front corners of the shoe box.