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Storage Box For Father’s Day

Make a decorated storage box for Dad with Mod Podge, scrapbook paper, photo copied photos and more! Give dad something he can use to hold all your special gifts for years to come.

At a Glance:

#4960 Skill Level: Intermediate Time:
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This project features these great brands:

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supplies

Mod Podge Professional Decoupage Tool Set - 2295

Number Needed: 1 $9.99
Item not for sale on Plaid Online.

FolkArt ® Acrylic Colors - Vintage White, 2 oz. - 515

Number Needed: 1 $1.69
Item not for sale on Plaid Online.

FolkArt ® Metallics - Antique Copper, 2 oz. - 666

Number Needed: 1 $2.69
Item not for sale on Plaid Online.

Mod Podge ® Matte, 8 oz. - CS11301

Number Needed: 1 $7.49
Item not for sale on Plaid Online.
instructions

Other Supplies

Mod Podge ® Mod Melts - White, #24887, Mod Podge ® Mod Molds - Ornaments, #24890, Mod Podge ® Podgeable Papers - Paris, Old maps, Old music sheets, Wood Box, Paintbrush, Scissors, Photo copy of family photos, High temp hot glue gun, Loose bristle paintbrush, Thumbtacks, Heavy-duty glue

Instructions

  1. Paint the base of the box with Vintage White paint. Use 2 coats for full coverage. Paint the lid with Metallic Antique Copper paint. Use 2 coats for full coverage. Allow to dry.
  2. Trim the papers into random square shapes. Working with one paper at a time, apply a coat of Mod Podge to the back of the papers. One at a time, position the papers on the top of the box. Overlap the papers for extra interest. Smooth the paper with the brayer or your fingers. Allow to dry for 15 min. Once dry top-coat with a thin layer of Mod Podge. Repeat this process with a photo copy of a family photo.
  3. Heat a Mod Melt stick in a high-temp glue gun.  Squeeze the heated melt stick into the square ornament mold.  Allow to cool for 7 min.  Pop out the Mod Melt from the mold.  Paint with a coat of Vintage White paint.  Allow to dry and top-coat with a dry brush of Metallic Antique Copper (a loose bristle brush is good for this).  Repeat this step making 3 more Mod Melts.
  4. Using heavy-duty glue, attach the painted Mod Melts to the corners of the box. Press thumb tacks into the top of the box to highlight the edges of the Mod Podged squares.
 

PROJECT TIP: Add an antique wash by mixing a tiny amount of the Metallic Antique Copper paint with Mod Podge. Apply the mixed Mod Podge over the top of the papers and photos.

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.

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