1. If you have an unfinished wooden object and want the base to have color, the first thing you will want to do is to paint your item with the paint you have chosen and let this dry. Paint only the areas that will be seen once the chest is finished. If you paint areas that are inside of the chest, it could be you cannot fit the drawers in the chest anymore due to the thickness of the paint. If your items has already been painted or lacquored, you will first need to sand it down to remove as much of the old paint as possible. Otherwise, you can leave the chest natural, as seen here in this project.
2. Because each drawer may differ by millimeters in size, it is necessary to take measurements of each individual drawer. Take the first drawer and place the front of it on the backside of the wrapping paper. Take your pencil and trace the drawer and cut out this template. Use the decoupage glue to adhere this piece to the drawer. You may wish to sand the edges around the paper so it does not hang over. Once complete, cover with a coat or two of decoupage glue to seal the paper.
3. Repeat step 2 for the remaining drawers.