Paper Mache Heart Box
Add to Favorites Print

Paper Mache Heart Box

Create this beautiful heart-shaped box to hold your most significant keepsakes. Wonderful gift idea for the special women in your life - Mom, best friends, bridesmaids...

Courtesy of the Sizzix Design Team.

Craft Time: 60+ minutes
Uses Recycled Items: No
 
 
 
 
Get exclusive offers about this product and more!
 
 
 Sizzix® BigKick Machine - Periwinkle, small

Sizzix® BigKick Machine - Periwinkle

 Pinkini, small

Pinkini

 

Material List

  • Sizzix® Bigkick Machine
  • Sizzix® Originals™ Die – Flower Layers #3
  • Sizzix® Sizzlits™ Dies – Decorative Flourishes
  • Bazzill® Basics Cardstock – Pinkini
  • Recollections® Patterned Paper – Light Pink Stripe
  • K&Company™ Patterned Paper – Jubilee Pink and Teal Collage
  • Xyron® Adhesive
  • Recollections™ Glitter – Snow
  • Low Heat Glue Gun and Glue Sticks
  • Ranger Distress Ink Pad – Vintage Photo
  • Spanish Moss
  • Paper Mache Box – Heart
  • Bead Gallery® Bead, 14mm – White Pearl
  • Celebrate It® Ribbon
  • Tim Holtz® Idea-ology® Sanding Block
  • Inkssentials Blending Tool
  • Artistic Wire, 24 ga. – Silver
 

Project Instructions

Measure the height of the bottom portion of a heart-shaped paper mache box.

Apply Xyron® adhesive to a piece of 12"x12" patterned paper.

Cut two strips of patterned paper the height of the box and adhere the strips to the box so the base is fully covered. Trim off any excess paper.

Measure the height of the rim of the lid of the box.

Apply Xyron® adhesive to a coordinating piece of 12"x12" patterned paper.

Cut two strips of patterned paper the height of the rim of the lid and adhere the strips to the box so the rim is fully covered. Trim off any excess paper.

Cut a square of patterned paper that is large enough to cover the top of the lid.

Adhere the paper to the lid and carefully trim away the excess paper.

For a smooth finish, use a sanding block/sandpaper to carefully sand away any excess paper from the edges of the box.

Ink around the top edge of the box.

Apply Xyron® adhesive to both sides of a 4"x6" piece of white cardstock.

Die-cut two flourishes out of the white cardstock.

Peel away the backing and adhere glitter to both sides of each flourish and set aside.

Apply Xyron® adhesive to both sides of a 6"x8" piece of pink cardstock.

Die-cut one large and two small flowers out of the pink cardstock.

Peel away the backing and apply glitter to both sides of both small flowers.

Slightly fold one of the flowers to create dimension and use hot glue to adhere the flowers together and set aside.

To create the small hearts, trim pairs of petals off of the large flower.

Peel away the backing and lightly ink the edges of each heart.

Apply glitter to both sides of the hearts.

Use hot glue to adhere 2" of wire to the back of each heart.

Tie a bow using 12" of lace ribbon, trimming ends as necessary.

Use hot glue to adhere the bow to the top of the box.

Use hot glue to adhere both flourishes on top of the bow.

Use hot glue to adhere the flowers on top of the flourishes.

Adhere a large pearl to the center of the flower.

Use hot glue to secure the wired hearts in the bow at the top of the box.

Use hot glue to adhere a small amount of moss under one side of the flower.

Tips

Make a matching gift card from leftover scraps.

Craft Notes

Adult supervision is required at all times.