How to make a decoupage collage box.



Making decoupage boxes is a fun way for me to release my creative energy with little thought and a lot of just throwing fun items together and making it work. Any type of paper, stickers and photographs will work. Play with it and have some fun!

List of Materials:

  • Box
  • Paints
  • Paper
  • Scissors
  • Mod Podge
  • Clear Gloss Finish Glaze
  • Sponge brush
  • Very fine Sand Paper (size p320)

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Step 1: Make a background design for your box. I started out by spray painting the box blue, then I used lace to stencil in a white design to my background.



Step2: Cut out the pictures you want to use on your collage then glue items onto the box. As shown in third pic.

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Step 3: Pour first coat of Mod Podge onto the collage. You can do this using a sponge for a smoother surface, however, you can also just spread it with your fingers.  It will look messy and as if you have just ruined your project but don’t freak out! It will dry clear  and then you will need to apply additional coats, depending on the thickness you want to achieve. Applying coats and waiting for them to dry is the most time consuming part of decoupaging. Don’t feel like you must finish in one day. I like to apply 3 coats and I make these projects as “in between-ers” when I am working on other time consuming projects . You also have the option of sanding in between coats to smooth out bumps.

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Step 4: Now you are ready for the clear glaze. This will give it a glass like finish and make it shinny and beautiful! It’s up to you if you feel you are finished with your project or you can take it further and add findings!

Hope I have covered everything and most of all I hope you have fun making your box!


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