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Modern "God Bless America" Box

Americana Decor® Stencils

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Modern "God Bless America" Box

designed by Micaela Spiggle

Celebrate patriotism this 4th of July with a stenciled box as a decor accent or storage for holiday decorations.

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Learn more about Americana Decor® Stencils.


Americana Decor® Chalky Finish™ Paint

  • Carbon (ADC29)
  • Everlasting (ADC01)
  • Rouge (ADC07)
  • Treasure (ADC19)
  • Yesteryear (ADC27)

Americana Decor® Stencils

  • American Tribute (12" x 12") (ADS16)

Americana Decor® Varnishes

  • Ultra-Matte Varnish (ADM04)

Other supplies

  • water container
  • palette or plastic plate
  • paper towels
  • scissors
  • 2" flat brush
  • 3/8" stencil brush (Americana Stencil Brushes - DABK20)
  • 1" painter's tape
  • papier mâché box (12" square; lidded)


NOTES: Let dry completely between painting steps. Wash the stencil brush between paint color applications. Make sure to dry well with a paper towel or soft cloth.

  1. Make sure the box surface is clean and dust-free.
    Step 0 Example
  2. Use a 2" flat brush and Yesteryear to paint the lid. Rinse brush. Use the same brush and Treasure to paint the bottom of the box.
    Step 1 Example
  3. Use scissors to cut out the star section of the Americana Decor American Tribute Stencil on the provided lines and flip backwards. (Refer to photo.)
    Step 2 Example
  4. Load the 3/8" stencil brush with Treasure. Pounce in the star section. (See photo.)
    Step 3 Example
  5. Use the same stencil brush and Rouge to stencil the stripes on the flag.
    Step 4 Example
  6. Use the same stencil brush and Everlasting to paint all the stars.
    Step 5 Example
  7. Use the same brush and Carbon to fill in all the words and numbers. Rinse brush. Remove and wash the stencil.
    Step 6 Example
  8. Once the box and lid are fully dry, use the 2" flat brush and Ultra-Matte Varnish to seal.