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Metallic Decou-Page Paper Gift Boxes

Americana® Decou-Page™

Metallic Decou-Page Paper Gift Boxes
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Metallic Decou-Page Paper Gift Boxes

designed by Donna Bush

Embellish plain paper mache boxes with DecoArt Silver Basics metallic foil Decoupage Papers.

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Learn more about Americana® Decou-Page™.


Americana® Decou-Page Paper™

  • Silver Basics (Foil stamped accents) (DP100)

Americana® Decou-Page™

  • Gloss Decou-Page (DS101)

Other supplies

  • water container
  • palette or plastic plate
  • paper towels
  • scissors
  • ruler
  • pencil
  • 3/4" flat brush
  • papier mâché box
  • tulle


NOTE: Let dry completely between painting steps.

  1. Use 3/4 flat brush and Titanium White to basecoat boxes.
  2. Measure box with ruler and mark off strips with pencil on Decoupage Papers. -or-position box on paper and trace around side panels with a pencil. Use scissors to cut pieces to fit.
  3. Use 3/4 flat to apply Gloss Decoupage on box, working one side at a time. While wet position and press Decoupage Paper onto surface. Smooth out with fingers from center to edges.
  4. Use 3/4 flat brush to apply more Gloss Decoupage over paper.
  5. When dry trim any excess paper from edges.
  6. Place gifts of choice inside boxes. Stack then tie with tulle and add a tag.


Always wait until paper is completely dry before trimming edges. Easiest way to get a smooth clean edge is to gently sand across edges with sandpaper.