DecoArt® Americana® Valentine Heart Boxes
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DecoArt® Americana® Valentine Heart Boxes

Paint these cute little heart boxes in no time – they make fantastic gifts, candy boxes or party favors. Use pastel colors like “candy hearts” or paint in traditional Valentine red and pink!

Designed by Jean Kievlan for DecoArt® Americana®

Craft Time: 60+ minutes
Uses Recycled Items: No
 
 
 
 
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 Americana Acrylic Paint, small

Americana Acrylic Paint

 

Material List

  • Mini Paper Maché Heart Boxes, 4
  • Woodsies® Wood Shapes
  • Medium Hearts, 4
 

Project Instructions

Lighten Tangelo Orange with Snow White, then paint box and lid.
 

Paint medium heart and shade edge of lid with Tangelo Orange.
 

Glue heart on lid, then use brush handle to dot box with Snow White.
 

Paint another box and lid Baby Pink.
 

Paint medium heart and shade edge of lid with Royal Fuchsia.
 

Glue heart on lid, then use brush handle to dot box with Snow White.
 

Lighten Wild Orchid with Snow White, the paint box and lid.
 

Paint medium heart and shade lid with Wild Orchid.
 

Glue heart on lid, then use brush handle to dot box with Snow White.
 

Lighten Bright Yellow with Snow white, and then paint box and lid.
 

Paint medium heart and shade lid with Bright Yellow.
 

Glue heart on lid, then use brush handle to dot box with Snow White.
 

Paint another box and lid Baby Pink.
 

Paint heart and shade lid with Royal Fuchsia.
 

Glue heart on lid, then use brush handle to dot box with Snow White.
 

Refer to diagram for your choice of dip dot patterns.
 

To make dots, dip brush handle in Snow White paint, then dot on lid.
 

To make graduated size dots, dip brush handle in paint, then dot several times in succession.
 

To make elongated “petal” dots, dip brush handle in Snow White paint, touch handle to surface to dot, then pull paint dot outward.
 

Optional: Change paint colors to traditional Red, Pink and White for Valentine’s Day or to match your holiday/party theme. Fill boxes with gifts, candy, etc.
 

Note: Click on "download pattern" button on bottom right for project pattern.

Tips

Use the brush handle to add dip dot designs to the box lids. See photo for various dip dot patterns and techniques.