More Memorable Memories for Mom Paper Mache Box
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More Memorable Memories for Mom Paper Mache Box

This handcrafted paper mache box is perfect for Mom to store store her precious trinkets, mementos and small souvenirs.
Craft Time: 30-60 minutes
Uses Recycled Items: No
 
 
 
 
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 Piglet, small

Piglet

 Fiskars® 8-inch Multi-Layer Scissors, small

Fiskars® 8-inch Multi-Layer Scissors

 

Material List

  • Sizzix® Bigkick™ Machine
  • Sizzix® Bigz™ Tim Holts® Dies – Tattered Florals and Tattered Leaves
  • Bazzill® Basics Paper Cardstock – Passionate, Piglet, Parakeet and Yellow
  • Basic Grey® Patterned Cardstock – Out of Print Storyteller
  • Bead Gallery® Faceted Glass Beads, 18mm – Crystal
  • DMC® Embroidery Floss
  • Low Heat Glue Gun
  • Advantus® Tim Holtz® idea-ology™ Metal Key and Keyholes
  • Moss
  • Paper Mache Box
  • Ribbon
  • Sanding Block
 

Project Instructions

Remove the lid from the box and cut a strip of patterned paper to fit around the outside base of the box.

Adhere patterned paper to the box.

Cut one piece of coordinating patterned paper to fit the top of the box lid.

Adhere patterned paper to the box lid.

When adhesive is dry, use a sanding block to gently sand away any uneven pieces of patterned paper along the edges of the box and the box lid.

Die-cut three leaves out of colored cardstock.

Wrinkle each leaf .

Die-cut three flowers out of colored cardstock.

Layer flowers and adhere together using low heat glue gun.

Die-cut two small flowers from complimentary cardstock.

Adhere the two flowers to box lid.

Carefully curl flower petals toward the center of the flower to create a dimensional effect.

Use low heat glue gun to adhere the leaves and flower to the box lid.

Use low heat glue gun to adhere moss between the leaves.

Tie a bow using cream sheer ribbon and adhere the bow to the box lid.

Attach a metal keyhole embellishment to the front of the box using the fasteners provided.

Tie metal key embellishment to the box lid using embroidery floss.

Use low heat glue gun to attach four 18mm beads to the base of the box to create small feet.

Use low heat glue gun to attach an 18mm bead in the center of the flower on the box lid.

Tips

Sand the edges of the box before adhering the paper for better results.