First, paint your box the color you wish (inside and out). If you want, you can mix colors or sponge lighter/darker
shades. If you want a crackle effect, you need to get a crackle medium. Wait for the paint to dry.
If you are going to decoupage, use the drying time to cut out your images. If you are not going to decoupage,
apply varnish to the painted box. If you are going to decoupage, apply decoupage glue to the back of
your cut out images and position on box. Wait for it to dry. Apply a coating of decoupage glue or varnish to box.
Now you are ready to trim! Silk flowers are very attractive on top of a round box. Just hot glue (or craft glue) the
flowers to the top of the box. You will need a pair of wire cutters for the flower stems! On one of my flowered boxes,
I used some wide lace around the bottom of the box. My grandmother loved it! Now, just remember not to go
over board on the decorations, a little goes a long way! I have also used lace doilies on the top of the round or octogon
shaped boxes (glue on with decoupage glue). Just remember to varnish the boxes for their protection!
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