Happy Saturday folks! Do you have wooden cigar boxes, tea chests or flea market furniture hanging around your house in hopes of a facelift? Have you tried decoupage? It is simply the art of pasting thin paper to wooden surfaces and it looks great when done properly! In today’s video I will show you how to decoupage these sweet inexpensive divided wooden boxes from Papermart and then I will offer some tips on layering ribbon, buttons and other goodies so they look pleasing and on purpose (and not like someone just sneezed a box of embellishments on it LOL!)
It is really easy too, all you need is thin scrapbook paper (or you can use book pages, origami paper or washi paper as long as it is thin), decoupage medium (I recommend satin for use on wood or use white glue that has been thinned to a 3 parts glue, 1 part water ratio), a sponge brush and they you will need assorted trinkets for layering on after it is dry. The lovely measuring tape ribbon is also from papermart. For adhering them I use Helmar 450 fast grab glue or hot glue. Watch the video to see how!
Wasn’t that easy? Stay tuned because in a few days I will show you how to make some adorable push pins, clips and bookmarks to fill this caddy with! Save your scraps from this project because that is what we will be using! Thanks for stopping by and til next time happy crafting!
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