So earlier I showed you what I created
for Craftaholics Anonymous
‘s Handmade Gift Exchange.
Now I’m back to show you how simple it is to paint your own paper mache’ box.
I went to Michael’s and bought a paper mache’ box.
It was actually already white instead of that normal brown color, but I painted it a few coats of white for a clean base coat.
I then used my cricut to cut out circles in different sizes to use as a stencil.
Used a cheery yellow and a sponge brush to fill in the stencil on the top of the lid.
I painted the top and the sides of the lid.
I was originally going to do a chevron pattern on the bottom of the box but decided I was just going to do a stripe instead. So I took some painters tape and tape off the stripes.
Here’s a tip: When using painter’s tape, take your base coat paint color, in this case white, and paint over the edges of the tape brushing down toward the edge. This will seal the tape and you will have little to no bleeding and nice clean lines.
You can also you a clear medium to do this as well.
I then painted the stripes in a watery blue color to contrast the yellow dots.
I also took my dot stencil to add something to the bottom of the inside of the box.
I like how it came out!
So fun and cheery together!
I added a ribbon handle to it by drilling holes into the side of the bottom.
This way, the box can be carried around wherever!
Told ya it is a simple project!
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