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Fluid Art l Paint Pour Gift Box

DecoArt® Pouring Medium™

Fluid Art l Paint Pour Gift Box
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Fluid Art l Paint Pour Gift Box

designed by Crimson Duvall

Make this drab-to-fab box for a desk or a gift with DecoArt Pouring Medium™.

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Americana® Multi-Surface Acrylics

  • Blue (Neon) (DA559)
  • Green (Neon) (DA558)
  • Pink (Neon) (DA555)
  • White Birch (DA501)

DecoArt® Pouring Medium™

  • Pouring Medium (DS135)

Other supplies

  • paper towels
  • X-Acto® knife
  • craft sticks
  • wooden skewer (optional)
  • string (decorative)
  • small flat brush
  • disposable cups (5)
  • hot glue gun with clear glue sticks
  • grate (reusable or aluminum foil pan)
  • wooden bead
  • medium oval brush
  • paper mache cupcake box


  1. For the papier mâché cupcake shape, pick a wooden bead that would be the right size for the "cherry on top".
    Step 0 Example
  2. Using an X-Acto knife, cut out a circle-shaped hole in the lid of the cupcake box lid that will fit the wooden bead later. (See photo.)
    Step 1 Example
  3. Stuff some paper towels in the cut opening to prevent paint from filling the inside. (See photo.) If the bead has a hole, place it on a wooden skewer or on the handle end of a paintbrush for painting.
    Step 2 Example
  4. Gather the materials. Using four cups, mix Pouring Medium with Multi-Surface Acrylic color: Pink (Neon), Blue (Neon), Green (Neon), and White Birch. (Follow the instructions on the Pouring Medium Bottle for paint mix ratios.) Use a craft stick to mix each paint/medium mix thoroughly.
    Step 3 Example
  5. For a dirty pour, pour the previously-mixed colors into a clean cup, layering each on top of each other. (Do not mix.)
    Step 4 Example
  6. Set the top of the cupcake box onto a protected surface. (I like to use a reusable grate so excess paint can drip down; you can also use an aluminum foil pan.) Pour the cup of layered paint onto the cupcake box lid in a circular motion. (TIP: Add more colors and pour again until you get your desired look.) Leave to dry completely.
    Step 5 Example
  7. For the wooden "cherry", pour the Pink (Neon)/Pouring Medium mix onto the bead and allow to dry.
    Step 6 Example
  8. For the bottom of the cupcake, paint with White Birch, using a medium oval brush.
    Step 7 Example
  9. Paint a design over the White Birch with Pink (Neon), Green (Neon) and Blue (Neon), using a small flat brush. Let dry completely. Add another coat of each color. Allow to dry.
    Step 8 Example
  10. Using hot glue, attach the "cherry" on top of the cupcake". For an added touch, loop a piece of string for the "stem" and glue in place. (See photo.)
    Step 9 Example
  11. The possibilities are endless using the Pouring Medium and different paint pouring methods.
    Step 10 Example
  12. Use this fun container to hold a gift or an everyday item.
    Step 11 Example