Decoupage Gift Box
Decorate a container to make a cute gift box. You can use any box on hand or they have premade boxes at craft stores that are really cute! Decoupage with tissue is a great hands on activity for young children. Layers of tissue can be easily overlapped and doesn't need to be perfectly laid. In fact variation gives each project a unique appearance and varied textures. Ages 3+
Materials for Gift Box
- Cardboard box from craft stores like Hobby Lobby or use empty shoe boxes, Quaker Oats containers, etc.
- Mod Podge which is sold at craft stores, Amazon, and stores with craft sections. You can opt for a glossy or a matte finish.
- Colored Tissue Paper
- Decorative items like rhinestones, silk flowers, lightweight items like our butterfly. The stars are transparent glass often used for mosaics.
- Foam Sponge Brushes work well and are inexpensive.. You can find them at any craft store. Buy a couple because they can break after a few uses. They can be rinsed really well with water and reused if cleaned well.
- Strong tacky glue for decorations. Our recommendation would be Fabri-Tac for bulky thick items like rhinestones or Aleenes Tacky Glue which is thicker than Elmers and dries faster.
- Small bowl or container to put ModPodge in
- Container to rinse brushes with water after project is finished. You do not need to rinse
while doing the project.
- Newspaper to work on.
- Cover working surface with newspaper and fill a small bowl with Mod Podge.
- Cut or tear pieces of tissue. If I'm doing it for a class I cut strips using a
- Fill bowl with ModPodge
- Brush some Mod Podge in a small area on your box.
- Place a few pieces of tissue and then brush over the tissue with more Mod Podge
- Let dry
- Glue on small decorations. Let dry.
Tips and Suggestions
- Show your child how to overlap pieces. If they want to build it up and layer more, it gives it texture.
Other Decoupage Crafts You Might Enjoy
This is a great craft for preschool or kindergarten.
Marbled Tissue Vase
This technique is gorgeous! It's hard to believe its a decoupage technique.