Thursday, June 28, 2012

D.I.Y. Paper Covered Set of Boxes

Before we dive into our project, we wanted to share new Mod Podge products that we now have available at our store!

We are now carrying Mod Podge formulas in Outdoor, Fabric, Hard Coat, and Mat Antique.

From left to right: Outdoor, Fabric, Hard Coat, and Mat Antique.

We also have the Mod Podge Roller Applicator which makes it easy to apply Mod Podge for projects and Podgeable Papers! Podgeable Papers are images and letters that are specifically sized for decoupage projects. The themes are Classic, Travel, Romance, and Nature.

Now, let's begin our project!

Crafted by Pershette.


  • Ready-to-Decorate Boxes
  • Patterned Scrapbooking Paper
  • Mod Podge Satin
  • Embellishments
  • Scissors
  • Foam Brush

All supplies for this project can be found at our Bonney Lake store.

Pershette used these ready-to-decorate boxes we have available at our store, but you can use any type of box for this project. 

For this project, play around with colors and patterns by choosing paint colors and patterned papers that complement each other to create a visually appealing design.

1.  Using a paint brush, apply the colors of paint to all surfaces, inside and out, to each one of the boxes.
2.  Set them aside to let dry.
3.  Measure the boxes to cut the papers that will go on each one of the boxes but slightly trim the paper to allow the paint to frame the paper (like in the photo).

4.  Apply Mod Podge to the box with the foam brush and adhere the paper.
5.  Do this for all the boxes you want to decorate.
6.  Measure and cut paper to go on the inside bottom of each box. 

 7.  Set them aside to let dry.

Pershette used a strong adhesive to glue the Tim Holtz Idea-ology Foundations (the feet) to the largest box in the set, although you can add feet to each one of the boxes if you choose.

For the middle box, she adhered bird charms and Tim Holtz Idea-ology Birdcage.

Finally, Pershette topped the lid of the smallest box in the set with a Teresa Collins Fabrications flower. She decorated it with red glitter and hints of red Adirondack Alcohol Ink. Then, she drilled a hole in the middle of the flower (through the lid) to secure a Tim Holtz Idea-ology Curio Knob in the middle of the flower (colored in red alcohol ink).

Don't you just love the paper Pershette chose for this? It's from the Bella Carta Beautiful Collection

These set of boxes would make a stunning centerpiece for your coffee table and would even go great on a side table next to a few framed pictures.

For more projects, visit our Project Gallery on our website here.

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