Treasure Chest Paper Maché Boxed Set
Adults can have fun painting and embellishing this paper mache treasure box set. These paper mache treasure boxes make a very cool keepsake gift.
Crafted for Michaels by Marie Vetrano courtesy of Darice®.
Paint the boxes with light blue and apply light gray paint while still wet. Let paint dry.
Dry brush green paint over the boxes.
Ink edges and trim of the boxes with a brown ink pad. Have a rag or paper towel handy to lighten some of the areas. Ink the outside edges of the box with a black ink pad.
Cut small slits along the top trim and front of the box about every 1.3 cm (½") with an X-ACTO® knife. Push brads through the slits. Open box to reach in and separate brad stems to hold brads in place.
Lightly sand the wood cutouts to distress and age them. Ink some of the edges with a brown ink pad.
Cut three strips of kraft core paper to make a name label to fit on the front of the boxes. Write name with a technical pen or marker. Ink edges with a brown ink pad.
Arrange wood cutout and label onto box and then glue in place.