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Christmas Craft Projects - Paper Mache Box with Angels

Craft shops offer paper mache containers in all sizes and shapes. Combined with an antiquing technique and the paper napkin decoupage technique , you can turn these boxes into wonderful decorations as well as gift boxes. A frugal idea would to take boxes you already have at home and decorate these instead.



Basic Christmas Craft Ideas - Decoupaged Angels on a Paper Mache Box

For this project you will need:

- empty paper mache box with lid or other choice of
  cardboard box
- white and gold acrylic paint
- cracking medium
- decoupage glue
- paper napkin with angel motif
- flat 1/2 “ wide paint brush
- soft paint brush
- scissors


1. Making sure your box is dust free, apply a coat of gold paint to both the lid and the bottom piece. Let the paint thoroughly dry.
2. Add a thick but even coat of cracking medium to the top of the lid and let this dry.
3. Using the flat paint brush, apply one thick coat of white paint now on the lid. * It is important not to go over or repaint your strokes again as this will ruin the cracking effect *. As the paint is drying, you will notice the cracks appearing. This makes a wonderful antique effect on your box.
4. Once the paint is dry you can apply the paper napkin. Cut one or two small motifs exactly out and apply according to the instructions in the paper napkin applique tutorial below.
5. Apply at least two more coats of the decoupage glue on the lid letting the glue dry thoroughly each time before adding new coat.

Illustrated Craft Tutorial:

Paper Napkin Applique

Paper Napkin Applique



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Christmas Craft Patterns

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A Selection of Christmas and Winter General Crafts

Christmas Lantern
Cork Gingerbread Man and Star Hanging Decoration
Cork Reindeer and Moose Tree Ornaments Made With Cookie Cutters
Christmas Gift Idea - Christmas Candles
Angel Gift Wrap
Christmas Hurricane Glass Centerpiece
Clay Pot Santa Claus Decoration
Chenille Snowman Plant Stick or Bookmarker
Decoupage Paper Mache Box
Miniature Wreath Christmas Centerpiece
Recycled Canisters with Winter Motifs
Plaster of Paris Shingle Wall Decoration
Cork Christmas Tree
Cork Gingerbread Man Ornament
Candy Cane Window Cling
Cute Christmas Elves
Christmas Flower Pot
Bottle Cap Christmas Decorations
Styrofoam Christmas Tree Decorated with Pom-Poms
Winter Church Tree Slice Decoration




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