Autumn Elegance Boxes
Leaf stencils, textured paint and wooden knobs transform paper maché into stunning autumn accents.
Designed by Annabelle Keller, CPD
- Krylon Make It Stone!® Metallic Textured Paints (Gold, Copper)
- Krylon Make It Last!® Clear Sealer (Clear)
- Set of 2 Paper Maché Tall Square Boxes (5×5×14 and 4×4×12)
- Wooden Ball Knobs (4 of 1 inch, 5 of 1¼ inch and 1 of 1½ inch)
- Leaves (of choice, any style, real or artificial)
- Glue Gun
- Glue Sticks
- Thick White Craft Glue
Cover work surface with newspaper (to protect from overspray).
Following manufacturer’s instructions, spray large box and small lid with Make It Stone!® Metallic Gold and small box and large lid with Make It Stone!® Metallic Copper. Let dry.
Spray (4) 1 in. and (1) 1-1/4 in. knobs Copper and (4) 1-1/4 in. and (1) 1-1/2 in. knobs Gold. Let dry.
Choose similar sizes of the same leaf or different leaves for each box.
Spray smooth side of leaves with Easy–Tack™ Repositionable Adhesive, following manufacturer's instructions. Allow leaves to become tacky and then position each leaf randomly on boxes. Press edges down well.
Spray large gold box with copper and small copper box with gold (lids do not need painted). Remove leaves carefully. Toothpicks are helpful for lifting the edges without harming the finish. Let dry completely.
Apply a dab of glue from glue gun to center of knobs and white craft glue around edges and press in place. The glue gun will help hold the knobs immediately, while the white craft glue will have a longer lasting hold.
Spray boxes and lids with Make It Last!™ Clear Coat Sealer. Let dry completely.