DecoArt® Whale Memory Box

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by DecoArt® Design Team

DecoArt® Whale Memory Box

No matter what your summer destination, here’s the perfect place to stash those vacation keepsakes.

Project Details

  • Level:beginner
  • Time:2 hours

Project Instructions

  • 1
    Remove product label from wooden box before beginning project. Refer to project photo for design placement.
  • 2
    Paint box bottom, sides, top, insides, and lid Snow White. Let dry and apply second coat.
  • 3
    Paint lid Spa Blue; let dry.
  • 4
    Trace polka dots lightly with pencil and paint Snow White. Let dry and repeat.
  • 5
    Freehand draw stripes on front and back side of box. Paint ½ inch brush lines with Coral Blush and let dry. Paint ¼ inch brush lines with Citron Green and let dry. Paint ¼ inch brush lines with Electric Pink and let dry.
  • 6
    Trace rectangle on sides and paint Electric Pink with ½ inch brush. Let dry.
  • 7
    Paint whale Electric Pink; let dry.
  • 8
    Dip pencil with clean eraser into Snow White and stamp polka dots on whale. Let dry.
  • 9
    Seal box with DuraClear or Triple Thick Varnish finish of your choice, painting entire box including lid and insides. Let dry.
  • 10
    Tie ribbon into bow. Adhere box to center of lid with hot glue and then glue whale to center of bow.
  • 11
    Use chalk to write summer memories or your own saying on sides of box.

Project Details

  • Level:beginner
  • Time:2 hours

Project Supplies

  • Nicole™ Crafts Box with Removable Lid 104577640
  • DecoArt® Americana® Acrylic Paint 2 oz. Snow (Titanium) White 104106580
  • DecoArt® Americana® Acrylic Paint 2 oz. Electric Pink 104106648
  • DecoArt® Americana® Acrylic Paint 2 oz. Citron Green 104106652
  • DecoArt® Americana® Acrylic Paint 2 oz. Spa Blue 104549561
  • DecoArt® Americana® Acrylic Paint 2 oz. Coral Blush 104549549
  • DecoArt® Americana® DuraClear® Satin Varnish 2 oz. 104387409
  • Nicole™ Crafts Wood Shape 3-1/2 inch Whale 104140106
  • Morex® Polka Dot Ribbon 1-1/2 inch x 3 yards Lime with White Dots 104442519
  • Loew-Cornell® White Transfer Paper 9 inch x 13 inch 4 pcs. 104548578
  • Loew-Cornell® Soft Comfort Flat Brush 3/4 inch 104548676
  • White chalk
  • Palette
  • Pencil with new eraser
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