Critter Treasure Box & Door Hanger

Critter Treasure Box & Door Hanger

Crafting Time:
  • Varies
Skill Level:
  • Beginner
Project Courtesy of: Jo-Ann Fabric & Craft Stores
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Additional Information




  • Wooden box with 2 frames
  • DCWV Green Stacks: large, med.
  • DCWV chipboard shapes, embellishments: Green, Animal Crackers
  • DCWV Animal Crackers chipboard shapes
  • Acrylic paint: brick red
  • Paintbrush
  • Jute
  • Paper trimmer
  • Scissors
  • Black pen or computer message
  • Glue stick
  • Brown ink pad
  • Corner trimmer
  • Tacky glue
  • Ruler


  • 5" mounted canvas
  • Beige paint and paintbrush
  • DCWV Green: Stack and Chipboard embellishments
  • Corner rounder
  • Glue stick, tacky glue
  • Blue and green ribbon



  1. Remove glass and frame insert and set aside. Paint box, inside and outside,with brick red. Apply as many coats as necessary for good coverage; allow to dry.
  2. Measure sides of box and cut panels 1" smaller than measurement. Round corners and ink all edges. Glue to sides of box. Cut a panel of coordinating paper. Round corners, ink edges and glue inside box.
  3. Using "words" pages from large and medium Stacks, cut strips to fit around frames on top of the box. Ink the edges of each strip and glue to top of box.
  4. Cover frame inserts with a sheet of owl paper from medium stack. Glue chipboard shapes of animals, trimming excess. Flip panels over and decorate backs so they are visible when box is open.
  5. Print "My Treasure Box" on a piece of cardstock and glue to the back of a chipboard label holder. Tie a jute bow through label holder holes. Glue chipboard embellishments to front and sides of box.
  6. Reassemble box with glass and frame inserts. Glue label holder to front.


  1. Select background paper. Paint the front, edges and back of canvas. Allow to dry.
  2. Trace frame and cut out paper slightly smaller, round corners. Glue to front of canvas. Allow to dry.
  3. Glue chipboard corners to front of frame. Arrange embellishments and attach with tacky glue. Allow to dry.
  4. Cut 2 lengths of ribbon. Tie into a small bow and pull tightly to secure.
  5. Flip frame face-down. Glue ribbons to back of canvas. Allow to dry. Add glue to ribbon layers if necessary.