This is just a quick little project that I worked on yesterday.
I had these little boxes set aside with some other Christmas things that I no longer use, so I decoupaged them for my kitchen.
Here is what I started with:
They are nice, sturdy boxes, but I haven't really used them to decorate for the past couple Christmases because although I used to collect and display snowman things, I have since changed the way I decorate, and nothing blue really matches anymore.
Supplies I used:
Homemade Mod Podge....1 cup Elmer's Glue to 1 cup of water stored in a jar
A couple pages from an old Betty Crocker cookbook I haven't looked at in years
A 1-inch foam brush...actually I used 3 of them
Americana paints: Light Mocha and Calico Red
The first thing I did was to give the boxes and covers a quick coat of Light Mocha. Not enough to coat the boxes, just a sloppy coat to cover some of the blue on the boxes so it wouldn't show through the pieces of pages I applied.
The cookbook pages I used have little red and black illustrations, and the recipe names are printed in red, so I tried to use as many of those pieces as I could, for a little color. I selected a few pages, and just tore them in pieces of different shapes and sizes.
There was no rhyme or reason to how I glued on the pieces...I just applied them at different angles, overlapped some of them and made sure every surface was covered. I then gave the entire box another coat of glue and let them dry. Each cover took about 3-4 coats of paint to cover.
Here are the finished boxes. I have them sitting on a shelf, and I'm using one to store tea bags in.
For a quick, inexpensive project...I think they turned out cute. I thought of spraying them with a clear spray, but I think I prefer the matte look.
Since I had the boxes, and the Mod Podge...after buying the paint, this project ended up costing less than $5.00 to make.
Comments are always welcome....hope everyone has a great day! :)
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