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Brighten up a wooden pencil box
Pencils need love too! Decorate a pencil box to make pretty storage for your desk.

Posted by Darcy UK from Middlesbrough, England, United Kingdom • Published See Darcy UK's 7 projects »
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  • How to make a decoupage box. Decorated Pencil Box - Step 1
    Step 1

    I began by taking apart the box, this one has 2 small hinges at the back which were easily removed. I then painted the bottom section of the box using 4 shades of green.

  • How to make a decoupage box. Decorated Pencil Box - Step 2
    Step 2

    On the inside I added some off white paint and a crackle glaze to distress it.

  • How to make a decoupage box. Decorated Pencil Box - Step 3
    Step 3

    i did the same for the lid, but this time using 4 shades of blue.

    Next i took some regular cheap white tissue paper and stamped designs onto it using black archival ink. I stamped birds on one piece and text on another piece. These were trimmed and glued inside the box.

  • How to make a decoupage box. Decorated Pencil Box - Step 4
    Step 4

    i used a rubber stamp of a fence and stamped this all around the box using black archival ink.

  • How to make a decoupage box. Decorated Pencil Box - Step 5
    Step 5

    The fence was painted with 3 browns and a dark yellow, using the different ones to add interest and depth to the fence.

  • How to make a decoupage box. Decorated Pencil Box - Step 6
    Step 6

    I painted more tissue paper with blues and greens and yellows. Once this was dry I stamped leaves and flowers over the paint.

  • How to make a decoupage box. Decorated Pencil Box - Step 7
    Step 7

    These were all cut out and carefully collaged onto the lid of the box.

    Once the whole thing was dry I added a layer of satin glaze.

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