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Sunday, 6 July 2008

Pretty Boxes to Decorate

Simple and sweet, decorate paper-mache or wooden mini boxes with patterned paper and embellishments to create a cute little box to store mementos and bits and pieces, or you could even make a "mini-album" to place inside the box.

Materials:
Mini Box (I used a paper-mache box from Spotlight)
Paint
Patterned Paper (I used GCD Studios Zen Garden 12x12 Designer Paper - Cherry Blossom)
Ribbon (I used GCD Studios Zen Garden Self Adhesive Ribbon)
Flower Embellishments (I used Carolees Creations Foam Stickers - Together Flowers)
Flower Rub-ons (I used Flowers, Hearts, Sayings Rub-ons)
Mod Podge
Varnish

Instructions:
Paint the box and the lid, one coat on outside, outside will mainly be covered with paper, 2 coats on inside of box and lid.

Trace the lid of box onto your paper and cut out the circle, using mod podge adhere to top lid. Measure how high the side of your box is, then cut a strip to wrap around the base, my box was 14” in diameter so I cut a 12” strip plus another 2” strip to cover the gap made in the back. Adhere to base of box using mod podge.

Once mod podge is completely dry, gently sandpaper any excessive paper off the box. Use GCD Studios self adhesive ribbon on the outside of lid. Add flower rub-ons randomly to lid of box and then place Carolee's Creations Fowers on top of the rub-ons, use the title "Together" or you can create your own.


Gently spray a light mist of varnish to the lid and base of box (including the inside of box). Wait until it is completely dry before putting your lid on!

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