This project was actually inspired as I began seeing and reading review of "The God Box", and I thought to myself what a grand idea it would be to have one of my own. So I scoured the house to see what products I had on hand to make my own "God Box".
Supplies I gathered:
Foam Sponge Brushes
Cardboard Box (to save my table from destruction, can use newspaper)
Old Wooden Box
Scrapbook Sheets (I liked these for the project because they relatively smaller and easier to work with)
Other Additional Supplies not pictured:
Stickers for adornment.
Now keep in mind that I'm not a seasoned crafter, I don't follow the rules of crafting, I think like an artist where mistakes and imperfections are all a part of art and the creation process, so I didn't use a razor to cut the paper precisely, I didn't measure with a ruler, all of my work was done by free hand in efforts to keep it simple.
1. (Luckily the sheets were the precise width of the box, with minor measurements, I used approximately 1.5 sheets of the scrapbook paper on the lid) I used the mod podge and covered the lid of the box in its entirety and carefully place the scrapbook paper on the lid, smoothing it out to decrease any air bubbles/pockets. (Normally, one should added mod podge to the back of the scrapbook paper as well)
2. Follow same similar steps for sides, I did a slight measurement for the sides by tracing the size of the box on the reverse side of the paper I chose to create a semi-close measurement of the sides of the box, because the paper wasn't the "perfect size" as it was for the lid.
Following the same steps all the way through, I was able to cover the entire box with the scrapbook paper.
3. Once the box was covered to the best of my artistic ability, I decided that I wanted to adorn my box with flowered gems and stickers (since this was a box that I had planned on giving to my children one day, I wanted to show them that I am creative.)
4. Once you've designed your box the way you want it, you have to go back over the entire box with the Mod Podge to "seal it", this creates a beautiful glossy lasting finish that will keep this box for years to come. Of couse one should let it dry first ;-)
Well there you have it, my finished decoupaged box....
Until Next Time,