Stop, do not throw away that box! Let us make a decoupage tote box.
What do you need?
- Scrap paper from old magazines, books, catalogues, newspapers, invitations or cards
- Mod Podge
- Scissors or any cutting tool such as a Hobby Knife or paper punch. You can also tear the paper.
Step 2: Select scrap paper, you can use a sheet the size of the side of your box or you can cut the paper to your desired shape and size.
I used an old scrapbook catalogue that had wonderful prints. I cut the paper in strips and cubes.
STEP 3: Apply a layer of Mod Podge on to a small area of the box and press paper, rubbing out any air bubbles. You can use use your hands or a squeegee to smoothen the paper.
I used Mod Podge Antique Matt for an aged look. I started from the bottom corner and continued to stick the paper covering the surface. Then I covered the entire surface with my Mod Podge. Mod Podge is both an adhesive and a sealer. You can use regular Mod Podge Matt or Gloss and it dries clear.
Step 4: Embellish
I used Washi Paper ( an adhesive patterned paper) to cover the inside. I also punched holes and used hemp to make straps. I also used buttons and ribbon for added detail. You can use brads, stickers, beads, eyelets and so much more to decorate your tote box.
I hope you enjoyed this project from us at Bead Café and remember ‘express, explore, enjoy and create’, our Motto at Bead Café.