DIY Floral Decoupage Storage Box

Time: 30 minutes
Materials: storage box, decoupage, brush, wrapping paper, scissors

Make over those boring storage boxes with this easy decoupage tutorial!I think I’ve found my latest craft obsession: decoupage. I don’t know why it took me so long to get around to it, but I’m now officially obsessed! And what better pairing for my first project than with another obsession of mine, Rifle Paper Co.

 

Make over those boring storage boxes with this easy decoupage tutorial!I found this wrapping paper at Paper Source and knew I had to do something crafty with it. It’s too pretty to be used just once, don’t you think?

Make over those boring storage boxes with this easy decoupage tutorial!I didn’t want to wrap the entire storage box, so I decided to cut out the flowers and use them individually. I ended up leaving a bit of the background as a boarder so that I wouldn’t have to spend too much time worrying about getting perfect lines. All about efficiency over here people!

Make over those boring storage boxes with this easy decoupage tutorial!Apply a thin layer of decoupage to your surface then place your wrapping paper. Smooth out any bumps with your fingers and seal with another thin layer of decoupage on top. I was nervous that the decoupage would leave some trace on the surface, but it dried absolutely clear. Like I said, this stuff is amazing.

Make over those boring storage boxes with this easy decoupage tutorial!Let your box dry and then enjoy!

Make over those boring storage boxes with this easy decoupage tutorial!

 

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DIY Wooden Memo Board

Time: 20 minutes
Materials: wooden panel, cord, hot glue gun, paint & brush (optional)

DIY Wooden Memo BoardGuys, if your desk is as cluttered as mine was before this project (and trust me, it was bad), then you need to make this wooden memo board asap. It took me 20 minutes to make (heck, probably even a little less than that), and my desk has never looked better. Well… except for that one time I covered it in sequins.

Head to Curbly to see the full tutorial!

DIY Wooden Memo Board

Stenciled Pencil Holder

Time: 30 minutes
Materials: pencil box, Americana Multi-Surface paint, stencil, stencil adhesive, brush

DIY Stenciled Pencil HolderWhen organizing my desk for the new year, I noticed that my supplies were looking a bit drab. That’s got to be the reason my desk was so messy in the first place, right? I decided to add some much needed color and pattern to my pencil holder with this quick stencil diy!

 

DIY Stenciled Pencil HolderAmericana Multi-Surface paint is the perfect paint to pick up for this project, especially if you’re grabbing your pencil cup at a thrift store. It won’t matter if the one you find is made of wood, plastic, ceramic or metal, the paint will still look/apply great! Continue reading…