Most of these supplies can be purchased at you local craft
and stamp stores
Wooden Box and Feet
Fine sand paper
Assorted Large Beads
Ribbons and Yarn
All Purpose Acrylic Sealer
Staz-on Ink pad in Saddle Brown
Stamps with words
Water based semi-gloss varnish
Tissue Decoupage Papers - Angels DN116
Tissue Decoupage Papers - Floral DL132
Plain Decoupage Tissue Papers - Supplies DPS101
1) Start by preparing your surface. Remove hardware from
box. Lightly sand box and feet with fine sand paper.
Seal with a all-purpose acrylic sealer, let dry.
Lightly sand again.
2) Stain with a water-based brown wood stain. Sponge a
little stain on for a stipple effect, let dry.
3) Cut out your decoupage paper designs. Use a small pair of
embroidery scissors. Pre-arrange your designs on your
surface. (Once you decoupage your design it cannot be
removed.) Using a stamp with words, stamp on plain tissue
decoupage paper with Staz-on ink, cut out around words.
4) Remove white paper backing from cutout. Slightly water
down your Elmer's glue-all. Apply thin coat of glue to
the back of your cutouts, let set for 5 seconds until the
5) Apply paper to your surface. With your fingers gently
press from center toward ends working out any wrinkles. Make
sure your ends are sealed to surface. You can use a stencil
brush to seal the ends. Clear up any excess glue with damp
cloth. Let dry for 1/2 hour.
6) Using a solvent based ink, like Staz-on, in a
coordinating color with your stain, apply stain to soft
stipple brush, lightly brush over images, blending them with
the background. Let dry overnight.
7) Using a single stroke, Apply one thin coat of
decoupage glue to surface of design with a soft brush, let
dry. Let cure for 48 hours. Apply two coats of water based
semi-gloss varnish with a soft brush. I like Minwax
semi-gloss water based varnish. Let dry.
8) Attach handle and hardware. Glue charms to
box with Elmer's glue-all and tie various colors of small
ribbons and yarns to handles.