This collaged storage box craft has got it all -- glitter and embellishments, photos of your kids' favorite things, and their favorite shapes and colors. A plastic handle means kids can carry this box with them wherever they go.
What You'll Need:
- Powder laundry detergent box with plastic handle
- Construction paper, wrapping paper, scrapbooking paper, magazines, photos
- Paper die-cut shapes
- Glitter gel paint or glitter glue
- Assorted decorative items: faux gems, stickers, sequins, charms
- 1/2-inch pom
- 4 inches thin ribbon
- Craft glue
- Pie tin
How to make the collages storage box craft:
Step 1: Cut and tear all sorts of paper into pieces of varying sizes and shapes. Cut pictures and words from magazines, and collect favorite photos and die-cut shapes.
Step 2: Pour glue into a pie tin, and add enough water to make it the consistency of heavy cream. (You've just made a decoupage medium.)
Step 3: Using a paintbrush, brush this mixture over a small section of the box. One by one, place the paper scraps onto the glue and use your fingers to gently smooth out wrinkles and air bubbles.
Overlap the different colors and sizes, covering the entire box. (Paint more glue on the surface as needed.) When the surface is completely covered, brush another layer of glue mixture over the whole thing; let dry 30-40 minutes.
Step 4: Paint designs with glitter paint or glitter glue, and glue gems, stickers, sequins, and charms onto the box. Let dry.
Step 5: Glue a pom onto the front of the box lid. Glue both ends of a piece of ribbon to the inside of the front of the box, along the top edge, to create a loop to hook onto the pom to close the box.
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