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Decorate a lidded storage box with faux leather
Using tissue paper and decoupage you can add a faux leather, raw hide looking texture to a variety of surfaces. I added this texture to several plain card board storage boxes and shoe boxes.

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  • How to make a fabric box. Faux Leather Storage Boxes - Step 1
    Step 1

    Rip tissue paper into strips and then crumple it up a bit. Using decoupage, apply the tissue paper to both the bottom and top of a shoe box or any kind of card board box. Cover with several layers allowing a little drying time in between.

  • How to make a fabric box. Faux Leather Storage Boxes - Step 2
    Step 2

    Paint all the boxes and lids with several coats of a tan colored craft paint. Let dry.

  • How to make a fabric box. Faux Leather Storage Boxes - Step 3
    Step 3

    Next give a coat of medium brown colored craft paint, and then gently rub off some of the paint with a soft damp cloth or paper towel.

  • How to make a fabric box. Faux Leather Storage Boxes - Step 4
    Step 4

    Repeat the step above but with a darker brown colored craft paint. Repeat until you have the desired look of raw hide or faux leather. Let dry completely and then spray with a satin, water based clear coat.

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