Hello blog hoppers! I'm back for a second project tutorial today courtesy of Xyron and Kaisercraft! If you missed my projects from yesterday, check them out HERE
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Today I'm sharing a couple of my favorite tips and tricks for altering paper mache boxes...here's what I created using a custom box from my local craft store and some fabby Suga Pop
papers from Kaisercraft!
Love the simple, no mess approach that my Xyron lets me use to create these fun items! This box will get used by my son at school to collect his class valentines!
To start, I paint all the edges with white acrylic paint:
Next I run the papers through my handy Xyron Creatopia
and adhere to the box. Trim the excess paper with an exacto knife and sand any rough edges. Touch up any kraft colored spots with white paint (or ink).
This box came with a 'backer' piece for the cover, and I decided to make it all glittery good! First, it was painted white, allowed to dry and then run face down through the Xyron Creatopia to apply adhesive to the top. Then, after a liberal application of glitter, it was ready to go!
Here's the final piece again! Love how quick and easy (and kid-friendly) this piece is!
Thanks for stopping by!