North Woods Gift Box
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North Woods Gift Box

Bring a little rustic country charm to your gift giving this year with a handcrafted gift box.
Craft Time: 60+ minutes
Uses Recycled Items: No
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Material List

  • DecoArt® Americana® Acrylic Paints – Sand, Dark Chocolate, Lamp (Ebony) Black, Plantation Pine, Honey Brown and Alizarin Crimson
  • DecoArt® Americana® DuraClear Varnish, Matte
  • Round Box with Lid, Small
  • Paintbrushes – ¾" Flat, #6 Flat and 0 Liner
  • Water Container
  • Palette (or Plastic Plate)
  • Paper Towels
  • Tracing and Transfer Paper
  • Cookie Cutter, Small – Bear (Optional)

Project Instructions

Step 1 Remove lid from box and set aside. Use ¾" flat brush to paint inside and outside of box Alizarin Crimson. Give inside only second coat.

Step 2 Paint inside of lid and outside rim Plantation Pine. Repeat for second coat.

Step 3 Paint top of lid Honey Brown. Repeat for second coat.

Step 4 Using #6 flat brush, paint Plantation Pine border around top of Honey Brown lid.

Step 5 Use #0 liner brush to paint plaid onto outside of box: paint lines using Plantation Pine, then Honey Brown, followed by Sand, and finishing up with Dark Chocolate.

Step 6 Use bear cookie cutter to create pattern or print image from Internet. Use #6 flat brush and Lamp Black to paint bear.

Step 7 When everything is dry, give entire box, inside and out, and lid two coats of DuraClear matte varnish.


Allow to dry between painting steps.

Craft Notes

Crafted for Michaels by Amanda Formaro courtesy of the DecoArt Design Team.