I love pretty boxes, so I decided to try my hand at making a decoupage box. I got a kit…first construct your box. Disaster! The glue complexly distorted the box even though I followed the instructions to the letter,held the whole thing together with pegs, etc etc. Into the bin it went.
Then I found some of those treasures all Mums keep from their children’s childhood- drawings, cards, curls etc in a battered old shoe box. I needed something better for the treasures. Into action went Plan B. I found a suitable box in my local craft shop- strong card, just the job for decoupage. Remembering the previous effort I also bought two smaller ones to experiment on.
First I painted the two small boxes with acyclic paint, one pink and one green.The I found a pretty picture for the top. The result was pleasing. So far ,so good…
I attempted the large box- painted the box with blue and the lid white. The lid took 4 coats of white paint!! The lid is now on the very tight side. Then I wasn’t sure how to decorate it and opted for some football wrapping paper. Not too certain about the finished result.
I love the small boxes but the large one might have been better made of wood.
Anyway have a look at the pictures and let me know what you think
Now here are some wooden boxes which I think I might use..here
Better for the big one do you think..
Look what this lady did here
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