Looking to give something new this Valentine’s Day? Decoupage a paper mache box with a Valentine’s Day theme to present your gifts! This box is a gift of it’s own and it’s a great way to add a personal touch to the gifts you give to your special someone! The best part is, the box can be reused as a keepsake box to store recipes, fabric scraps, photos and more!
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To make this craft, you will need:
- Colorful Tissue Paper
- A Paper Mache Box
- Mod Podge
- A Paint Brush
- A Sponge Brush (or SAVE on the value pack!)
- Extreme Glitter Paint in Purple, Champagne and Aqua
- Red Velvet Ribbon
- Tacky Glue
To start, try cutting out varying sizes of Valentine’s Day themed shapes. Try hearts, X’s and O’s, or maybe lips! I used different shapes and sizes of hearts to decorate my box. When it comes to decoupaging with tissue paper, more is more. I used a few shades of pink and red, and a few extra accent colors in gold and turquoise.
After you have cut out your tissue paper shapes, let the decoupaging begin! Using the Mod Podge, lightly brush a clean coat on one side of the tissue paper cut out.
Gently pick up the piece covered in decoupage and place onto the box. Smooth out any wrinkles with your fingers (however, keep in mind wrinkles can add to the charm of it too!), and then add your next cut out piece. Layer the pieces until you have completely covered your box.
Next, add embellishment using the Extreme Glitter acrylic paint.
When you have finished adding the glitter paint, let this paint dry and then completely cover the box with another layer of Mod Podge to seal everything down.
Using a little creativity, add a few finishing touches. I added Red Felt ribbon to make a trim and a bow.
What will you try?