DecoArt Graduation Card Box

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by DecoArt Design Team

DecoArt Graduation Card Box

Use the clever DecoArt Graduation Card Box to gather and store cards for that special graduate.

Project Details

  • Level:intermediate
  • Time:45 minutes

Project Instructions

  • 1
    Allow paint and sealer to dry between applications. Project time does not include this drying time.
  • 2
    Use flat brush and Shimmering Silver to paint outside of box base.
  • 3
    Use flat brush and Lamp (Ebony) Black to paint sides of box lid and furniture button.
  • 4
    Measure height of box. Measure and cut short width of cardstock to this height. Fold three pieces of cardstock in half lengthwise and tear unevenly along fold.
  • 5
    Tear off parallel straight edges of six paper pieces in uneven pattern, leaving top and bottom of cardstock with straight edges. Refer to photo as a guide.
  • 6
    Apply even coat of tacky glue to back of cardstock strip. Aligning bottom edge of cardstock with bottom edge of box and smoothing cardstock flat, attach cardstock strip to box. Alternating cardstock patterns, continue to attach paper pieces to box base, folding strips of paper over top rim of box if necessary. Let glue dry.
  • 7
    Apply sealer to wood plug, sides of box lid and box base. Tip: Hair dryer on low heat setting can be used to speed drying of tacky glue and Multi-Purpose Sealer on box to avoid wrinkling of paper.
  • 8
    Place lid of box on base. Use pencil to mark placement of 1/2 inch x 8 inch card slot on side of box, approximately 1 inch below lid. Remove lid from base and cut slot out.
  • 9
    Measure and cut a square from Black foam core so that there is about an inch hanging over each side of the box. Center and glue over top of lid with glue sticks.
  • 10
    Use glue sticks to glue wood plug to top center of square for cap button.
  • 11
    Use glue sticks to glue both cords together at fold of tassel; glue fold end of tassel to side of furniture button. Place tassel in position as desired and put small amount of glue underneath to secure in place. Place lid on box.

Project Details

  • Level:intermediate
  • Time:45 minutes

Project Supplies

  • DecoArt Americana Crystal Gloss Enamels Glass Paint 2 oz. Shimmering Silver 104549526
  • DecoArt Americana Acrylic Paint 2 oz. Lamp (Ebony) Black 104106681
  • DecoArt Americana 8 oz. Multi Purpose Sealer 104550615
  • Round Box That is At Least 4 inch High
  • Graduation Themed Cardstock or Colors of Cardstock of Your Choice (at least 3 Different Patterns)
  • Elmer’s Foam Board 20 inch x 30 inch x 1/2 inch Black 104138331
  • Lara's Crafts New Image Company 1/2 inch Wood Button Plug 14 pc. 104139629
  • Silver Tassel
  • Daler-Rowney Simply Simmons Synthetic Acrylic and Multi Media Brush Flat Wash Size 3/4 104118914
  • Foam Plate or Palette
  • Nicole™ Crafts Dual Temperature Trigger Glue Gun 104180411
  • Surebonder® All Purpose Stik™ Glue Sticks 4 inch 50 pc. 104737928
  • Aleene's® 4 oz. Original Tacky Glue® 104148018
  • X-ACTO Precision Instruments No. 1 Knife 104135101
  • Scissors
  • Ruler