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Santa List Box

By: Donna Dewberry

Create a keepsake box for the letters to Santa from the little ones.

At a Glance:

#5802 Skill Level: Beginner Time:
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This project features these great brands:

  • Apple Barrel Logo
  • Delta Ceramcoat Logo

Delta Ceramcoat Acrylic Paint - Rosy Beige, 2 oz. - 020190202W

Number Needed: 1 $1.59
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Apple Barrel ® Colors - Bright Red, 2 oz. - 20501

Number Needed: 1 $0.99
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Apple Barrel ® Colors - White, 2 oz. - 20503

Number Needed: 1 $0.99
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Apple Barrel ® Colors - Black, 2 oz. - 20504

Number Needed: 1 $0.99
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Other Supplies

Wood Hinged Box, Blue painters tape, Sandpaper, #1 Script liner, 1” Flat brush, ½” Foam Spouncer®, #2 Flat brush, Iridescent glitter


  1. Remove the hardware from the box. Sand the box.
  2. Basecoat the lid with Bright Red and the base with White
  3. On the lid tape off a rectangle on one side and paint with Black.
  4. Using the child’s hand and White, press the handprint into the Black rectangle.
  5. Tape off diagonal stripes on the bottom of the box and paint with Bright Red.
  6. Paint a black band around the bottom of the lid and the top of bottom section of the box as shown.
  7. Paint the bottom lip of the base Bright Red and the ball feet with Black.
  8. Using Bright Red, paint the hat on Santa. When it is dry, use a fingerprint and White to create the trim and pompom on the hat. Sprinkle with glitter while the paint is wet.
  9. Use Fleshtone to create the face. Paint the face details as shown.
  10. With the foam Spouncer and White, press the scalloped edge around the Santa. With the end of a paintbrush add polka dots in White.
  11. Write “Dear Santa…” with Black. Reattach the hardware when the box is completely dry.

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.