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Stylish & Stackable Storage Boxes

Crafting Time:
  • 3-5 Hours
Skill Level:
  • Beginner
Project Courtesy of: Jo-Ann Fabric & Craft Stores
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Description

SUPPLIES & TOOLS:

  • Paper Mache Box Set, 8", 9" & 10"
  • Acrylic paints:
    • Delta Ceramcoat Antique Rose, Peony
    • Plaid FolkArt Rose Garden, Burnt Umber
  • Ribbon
  • 2-1/8 yds. brown satin
  • 1-1/8 yds. ea. pink satin, brown grosgrain large polka dot
  • 1 yd. small polka dot
  • Jo-Ann Scrap Essentials brushed silver oval bookplates or bookplates of choice
  • Pink cardstock scraps
  • 6 Brads with narrow prongs
  • Double-sided tape
  • Rub-on letters
  • Spray satin varnish
  • Loew Cornell Double-Time Brushes: style 250-10, 256-3-3, 251-6-2
  • 1" flat brush
  • Scissors
  • Push pin
  • Spouncers, small and medium
  • Pencil

DIRECTIONS:

  1. Basecoat the inside and outside of boxes: large box, Antique Rose; medium box, Peony; small box, Rose Garden. Apply 2 or more coats for good coverage.
  2. Large box: Use Double-Time Brush 250-10 to determine spacing for stripes and paint on wide stripes in Burnt Umber. Paint between those stripes with Double-Time triple narrow stripes brush 256-3-3. Fill in space at corners with single stripes, as necessary.
  3. Medium box: Apply Burnt Umber and Antique Rose dots, using spouncers.
  4. Small box: Using Double-Time Brush 251-6-2, apply Peony stripes around entire box.
  5. Paint all lids Burnt Umber.
  6. When dry, protect boxes and lids with a coat of spray satin varnish.
  7. Apply ribbons around lid edges with double-sided tape. (Cut narrow strips of tape for narrow ribbons).
  8. Cut pink cardstock ovals for bookplates, apply lettering, and attach to box with double-sided tape. Position bookplate over label and mark hole placement with a pencil. Make a hole with a pushpin, enlarging the hole until it is large enough for brad prongs. Attach bookplate with brads.
Reviews
Stylish & Stackable Storage Boxes is rated 5.0 out of 5 by 1.
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Stylish and Easy These decorative boxes are easy to make and look so stylish! You can follow the instructions and choose your own color preferances, if desired. In place of purchasing pre-made decorative boxes; these are so easy, less expensive, you can have the box sizes you really need, and you can have them in your own colors! Recommended!
Date published: 2008-01-02
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Delta Ceramcoat Acrylic Paint 2 oz

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Offray Single Face Satin 3/8''-18 Feet

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Eyelet Outlet Round Brads 4mm 70 pcs

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Tim Holtz Idea-Ology Ornate Plates Antique Metallic

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Spouncer/Dabber 3/Pkg

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Krylon Spray Crystal Clear Satin 1313

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FolkArt Acrylic Paint-2oz

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$1.49

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Donna Dewberry One Stroke Brush-1" Flat

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Paper Mache Box Set-3PK/Rectangle

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