Altered Paper Mache Box

Mar 28, 2010

I tell ya clean­ing out my scrap­room has allowed me to find some things I had for­got­ten all about hav­ing. This paper mache but­ter­fly box was stashed away deep down in a draw­er and these bun­ny picks where hang­ing in a bag that had been pushed way back in the clos­et. Putting the two togeth­er sure did make for a super cute altered box. I’m so glad I found them.


This is what the Rab­bit looked like orig­i­nal­ly. I found these in the East­er sec­tion at JoAnns.

Sup­plies Used: But­ter­fly Shaped Paper Mache Box, Book Pages, Sta­mens, Creamy Brown Ink, Rab­bit Pick, Kry­lon Sil­ver Leaf­ing Pen, Strong Liq­uid Adhe­sive, Glue Stick, Craft Knife, Craft Mat, Col­lage Pauge Instant Decoupage — Glossy, Martha Stew­art Crys­tal Coarse Glit­ter, MM Mani­la Acrylic Paint

Tools Need­ed: Paint­brush, Scis­sors

Instruc­tions:

  1. Apply glue stick adhe­sive to the top of the paper mache box then cov­er with an old book page, sand and ink the edges.
  2. Apply glue stick adhe­sive to the side of the paper mache top then cov­er with the blank mar­gin area from an old book page, sand and ink the edges.
  3. Using a paint­brush apply instant decoupage to the top of the paper mache lid, apply crys­tal coarse glit­ter, tap off excess, let dry.
  4. Cre­ate 5 flow­ers out of old book pages as shown in my book “Delight In The Details” on page 111.
  5. Using a Kry­lon Sil­ver Leaf­ing pen com­plete­ly cov­er one Rab­bit pick, once dry, apply instant decoupage over entire rab­bit, apply crys­tal coarse glit­ter, tap off excess, let dry. Once dry cut off pick end.
  6. Using a strong adhe­sive attach the rab­bit to the cen­ter of the paper mache lid.
  7. Using a strong liq­uid attach the 5 book page flow­ers around the rab­bit.
  8. Paint the out­er box por­tion of the paper mache box Mani­la, let dry
  9. Once the paint is dry ink around the box using Creamy Brown ink.
  10. Using a paint­brush apply instant decoupage to the paint­ed area of your box, apply crys­tal coarse glit­ter, tap off excess, let dry.
  11. Glue three flocked flow­ers in the rab­bit’s bas­ket.

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