Decoupage box - DIY gift idea

How to make a decoupage box

A decoupage box is a great gift idea for many occasions. We used it during class workshops to make gifts for Teacher’s Day 🎁🎊

In a classroom with children, there is no time to take care of details and everyone must have something to do, so the action is always fast 😅. However, in the privacy of your home, you can go crazy with details and create unique works 🤩.

I encourage you to take a look at the first post about decoupage, where I included many tips on how to start and what glue to work with.

Polska wersja: Pudełko decoupage

Required materials

  • Napkins – the most ordinary napkins that we use at the table.
  • Mod podge or other decoupage glue – I used the Pentart brand, it is very efficient. 
  • Wooden box
  • White acrylic paint
  • Brush
  • Scissors
Supplies for decoupage box

How to make a decoupage box

💮 To make the patterns look nice on the box and prevent the ends of the napkins from being visible, it is worth painting the box white with acrylic paint.

💮 Choose the patterns and shapes from the napkins that you like the most and match the overall work.

💮 Together with the class, we followed folk patterns. There is a large Łowicz rosette on the lid of the box. We chose a pattern for the edge of the lid. There are flowers on the sides of the box, so that each child can contribute to the creation of the gift.

💮 Separate the napkins into 3 layers and then leave only the one with the pattern.

💮 Next, we proceed similarly to the previous decoupage, i.e.:

  • Apply a thin layer of glue to the wooden box.
  • Gently apply subsequent napkin patterns and gently press with your fingers. Do not move so as not to damage the napkin. Larger patterns will get a little lost, but that’s not too bad. After applying the top layer of varnish, it will not be very noticeable. Set aside to dry.
  • Put another layer on the napkin to protect the napkin. Leave to dry again.

Decoupage box is ready

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