Good morning! Today I have another flower-themed craft for you! I am in love with these handy DIY Floral Decoupage Boxes! When I visited a local scrapbook store, I found these beautiful floral papers and I fell in love with them. They have such a lovely vintage feel to them while still having bright and vibrant colors. I bought three of the twelve papers they had in this collection not knowing what I would use them for. I love this scrapbook store, but it is tricky to visit with the kiddos so I knew I wouldn’t be back anytime soon. I held onto them for a while until I saw these unfinished wooden boxes in Target’s craft section. I have a habit of always passing through this aisle on my way out of the store and one day these caught my eye and I thought they would be the perfect place for my pretty papers!
The boxes came as a set of three and are a great size for just about anything. I thought they would make great desktop or sewing storage. I used one box as a planter after finding a plastic cup that fit perfectly inside it to hold the plant. The tutorial for the boxes is below!
DIY Floral Decoupage Boxes
Supplies Needed for DIY Floral Decoupage Boxes:
- Wooden boxes – I found some great ones at Target in their craft section
- Scrapbook paper 12″x12″, one sheet per box
- Mod Podge
- Acrylic paint in complementary colors
- Pain brush
- Paper cutter
- Ruler and pencil
Step One: I painted the inside and outside of the boxes with acrylic paint. I chose a color of paint that coordinated with each scrapbook paper I planned to use. I gave each box two coats of paint. I was running out of green paint so I didn’t do two coats in the center of my large box since each side would be covered up with scrapbook paper.
Step Two: I cut the scrapbook paper into four squares that would fit the sides of each box. The measurements for each size of my boxes varied slightly. I numbered the sides of my boxes and then numbered the squares of paper so I could fit paper perfectly to each side.
Step Three: I glued the paper squares to the sides of the boxes.
Step Four: I covered the outside of the box in Mod Podge, smoothing the paper as I went and being careful not to shift it around or rip it. My paper seemed to ruffle and bulge out a little, but once the Mod Podge dried, it was unnoticeable. I did each box in shifts so I could apply the Mod Podge along the top edge of the box and the bottom as well – this will seal the paper edges down.
I love the way the boxes turned out. This is such a simple craft and the decorative paper you choose really decides the outcome of the project. This was the perfect use for my pretty paper since it is definitely put on display. The three nesting boxes from Target were perfect and inexpensive. I picked up another set because I already have other ideas for them. There are so many possibilities with unfinished boxes!
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