Sunday, June 17, 2012

Tutorial: How to Decoupage a Cardboard Box with Flower Cut Outs

This is a tutorial on how to do a simple decoupage using cardboard box, black paint and red roses cut outs from a used magazine. It's a great way to re-use old books and reading materials with pretty flower photos. It's also a fun way to upcycle old and plain cardboard, paper or wooden boxes.
Indeed black is beautiful. Having black as a background to any design makes the colors pop out.

Craft Supplies Needed:

Square cardboard box
Black acrylic paint
Mod Podge or Elmer’s glue (watered down)
Flower Cut outs
Sealer and Varnish


Paint the entire box with black acrylic paint. Two coats will be enough. Let dry between coats.

Apply generous amount of decoupage medium to the box where your designs will be attached. Plan how your design would look like and start adhering the flower cut outs.Use your fingers, craft stick or chopstick to smoothen the lumps. Make sure to get rid of all the bubbles.

Brush another layer of medium on top of the images. Let dry.

Glaze with at least five coats of varnish to seal.

You may line the inside with paper or red felt.

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