Altered Paper Mache Box

Mar 24, 2010

How sweet will this be filled with a lit­tle East­er sur­prise? I love sur­pris­es and think this altered egg shaped paper mache box is per­fect to hold that spe­cial East­er some­thing.

Sup­plies Need­ed: Small Egg Shaped Paper Mache Box, Vin­tage East­er Post­card Image, Folk Art 526 Soft Apple Acrylic Paint, Col­lage Pauge Instant Decoupage — Glossy, Martha Stew­art Crafts Crys­tal Coarse Glit­ter, Col­or­Box Flu­id Chalk Ink — Creamy Brown, Maya Road Vin­tage Cro­chet White Zig Zag Trim, Pale Pink Seam Bind­ing, Fab­ri-Tac, Maya Road Clear Jew­el Pins, Cop­ic Ciao Mark­ers RV13 Ten­der Pink & G21 Lime Green, 3mm Rhine­stones, 5mm Self Adhe­sive Pearl

Tools Used: Scis­sors, Pen­cil, Paint­brush


  1. Using a paint­brush paint the entire paper mache box, let dry.
  2. Light­ly ink the paint­ed box using Creamy Brown ink. Note:  You just want a slight dis­tressed look to your box.
  3. Trace the lid onto a vin­tage post­card East­er image, cut out. Ink the edges of the post­card using Creamy Brown ink.
  4. Using a paint­brush apply instant decoupage to the back of the vin­tage post­card East­er image, attach to the top of the lid, let dry.
  5. Using a paint­brush apply instant decoupage to the top of the vin­tage post­card East­er image, while still wet gen­er­ous­ly apply crys­tal coarse glit­ter, tap off excess, let dry.
  6. Cut a piece of white Vin­tage Cro­chet Zig Zag Trim long enough to wrap around the side sec­tion of the lid, apply Fab­ri-Tac to the trim and attach to the side area of the lid, let dry. Note: Make sure your start and end points are where you want to place your seam bind­ing bow.
  7. Cre­ate a small bow out of pale pink seam bind­ing. Using Fab­ri-Tac attach the bow over the area where the two ends of your zig zag trim meet.
  8. Col­or two jew­el pins using the Ciao Cop­ic Mark­ers list­ed in the sup­ply list. Accent the top of each pin using a 3mm rhine­stone. Make sure you use a strong liq­uid adhe­sive.
  9. Place pins in the cen­ter of the seam bind­ing bow. Accent the cen­ter of the bow with a 5mm self adhe­sive pearl.

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