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How To Decoupage A Wooden Box

12 views  •  21 Dec 2022
Elizabeth Richards
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Decoupage A Wooden Box And Impress Your Friends

I made myself a decorative box to keep my sewing stuff and embroidery threads inside. All you need is a wooden box. You can buy these from places like Hobbycraft or The Works if you are in the UK. Then just some basic craft materials to create a design.

I have chosen to decoupage an Autumnal leaf design onto my box. You can choose any design and colours that you like. You can even paint the wooden box in brighter colours if you want to.

Decoupage a wooden box and give it as a wonderful keepsake box.


Things You Will Need Decoupage A Wooden Box

Materials

  • Wooden Box
  • Cream Emulsion Paint
  • Black and White Leaf Design
  • Acrylic Paints in Autumnal Colours
  • PVA Glue
  • Clear Gloss Acrylic Varnish

Equipment

  • Medium Decorators Paint Brush
  • Container for Mixing Paint
  • Fine Artists Paint Brush
  • Scissors
  • Craft Knife
  • Cutting Mat
  • Container for PVA Glue
How To Decoupage A Wooden Box

Making The Design For A Decoupage Wooden Box

Step 1

Start by painting your wooden box in the cream emulsion paint, or a colour of your choice. You will need to apply two to four coats of paint, waiting for the paint to dry between coats. Then make black and white printouts of your design, I have chosen leaves for mine.

Then tint each of the printouts with washes of the acrylic paints. I have used yellow ochre and red oxide.

Step 2

Then, use the scissors to carefully cut out each of your designs. Also remember to cut away any inner white parts with a craft knife and cutting mat.
How To Decoupage A Wooden Box

Decorating A Wooden Box

Step 3

Next, arrange all of your cut out designs onto the sides of the box and the lid. Glue them all in place using PVA glue. And then leave them to dry thoroughly.

Step 4

Finally, apply a few coats of clear gloss acrylic varnish to the whole thing, this will protect the box. Now you can use your box for anything that you like.
How To Decoupage A Wooden Box

We Have Completed The Decoupage A Wooden Box Project

Really, this is not that complex of a project. And crafting is so much more about enjoying the process of making, rather than just the end products. So take your time and have fun. I find these sort of crafting projects so relaxing. I hope you do to.

Oh and please leave a comment below, if you like to decoupage a wooden box too and have some pictures on your own studio page.
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