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DIY Paper Mache Gift Box

Add a personal touch to your gift boxes!

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This project features these great brands:

  • Mod Podge Decoupage Finishes and Formulas Logo
  • Mod Podge Tools and Accessories  Logo

FolkArt ® Multi-Surface Satin Acrylic Paints - Titanium White, 2 oz. - 2938

Number Needed: 1 $1.99
Item not for sale on Plaid Online.

Mod Podge ® Matte, 8 oz. - CS11301

Number Needed: 1 $7.49
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Mod Podge - Extreme Glitter, 8 oz. CS15066 - CS15066

Number Needed: 1 $8.99
Item not for sale on Plaid Online.

Other Supplies

Recollections® Sugar Plum paper pad 297342, Round paper mache box, Craft knife, Wax paper, Squeegee, Ruler, Pencil, Flat brush ½”, Small wood doll head, Glue, Foam plates, Water basin, Paper towels


Get the supplies you need to make this project from your local Michaels!

  1. Paint lid of box Titanium White.
  2. Place lid on box and lightly trace around bottom edge of lid.
  3. Measure from pencil line to bottom of box for paper width.
  4. Select paper and cut out referring to box width.
  5. Measure depth of lid rim and cut paper.
  6.  Brush matte Mod Podge® onto one part of box and apply edge of paper band. Place wax paper over scrapbook paper and squeegee to smooth. Repeat process until paper is applied around entire box. If there is a gap between paper ends, cut a small strip from paper and apply vertically over gap for visual interest.
  7. Apply paper strip to rim of lid. Repeat paper application if there is also a gap. Let paper dry at least twenty minutes.
  8. Apply a coat of Extreme Glitter Mod Podge® over box and lid. Let dry before applying additional coats.
  9. Glue wood doll head to center of lid.

Disclaimer: The information found in each project is presented in good faith, but no warranty is given, nor results guaranteed, nor is freedom from any patent to be inferred. Since we have no control over physical conditions surrounding the application of information herein contained, Plaid Enterprises, Inc. disclaims any liability for untoward results.

Important: Please be sure to thoroughly read the instructions for all products, paying particular attention to all cautions and warnings shown to ensure the proper and safe use of the product.

Copyright: All Rights Reserved. No part of this Project may be reproduced in any form without permission in writing, except for your personal use, except by reviewer, who may in reviewing this project, quote brief passages in a magazine or newspaper.