Hello! I'm Paige from Final Clothes-Out, and a big thanks to Julia for inviting me to post here today. My blog is all about saving money when you shop--and a big part of that is knowing when to just make something yourself. Today I have an easy tutorial for revamping an old box using scrapbook or wrapping paper.
You will need:
scrapbook or wrapping paper
a paint brush
paint (if needed)
First, get your box. I actually used two of mine, but this will work just as well if you only have one that needs some TLC.
This next step is optional. I wanted to use lighter paper for this project, but my boxes were pretty dark. To keep the black from peeking through, I did a quick coat of white paint. Any kind will work, but I used some leftover Dutch Boy no-VOC ceiling paint I had on hand.
Decide which parts of your box are getting covered and measure them with the ruler (I covered everything except the bottom and the back). Mark where you need to snip on the back side of your paper and cut the pieces out.
Once your paper is in place, get the Mod Podge and paint brush. The easiest way to avoid air bubbles is go to bit by bit. Paint a line of Mod on the box and carefully smooth the paper over top. Paint another line, smooth more paper. Keep doing this until the whole box is covered.
I recommend putting a coat of Mod on top of the paper to make the outside of the box more durable. Doing this will also help get rid of any air bubbles that managed to sneak in.
Let it dry for several hours (mine sat overnight) and you're done! Piece of cake.
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