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Mixed Media Santa's Workshop Cookie Container

Americana® Multi-Surface Acrylics

Mixed Media Santa's Workshop Cookie Container
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Mixed Media Santa's Workshop Cookie Container

designed by Rita Barakat

Transform an old container into a unique goody bag using Americana Multi-Surface Acrylics.

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Americana® Decou-Page™

  • Matte Decou-Page (DS106)

Americana® Multi-Surface Acrylics

  • Red Barn (DA507)
  • Soft Jade (DA545)

DecoArt Media® Specialty Products

  • Texture Sand Paste (DMM23)
  • White Gesso (DMM18)

Snow Products

  • Snow-Tex® (DAS9)

Other supplies

  • water container
  • palette or plastic plate
  • paper towels
  • E6000 glue (E6000)
  • 1" flat brush
  • 1/4" flat brush
  • hot glue gun and glue sticks
  • bottle or round container
  • corrugated cardboard
  • craft knife or scissors
  • old book pages or newspaper
  • palette knife
  • permanent marker
  • embellishments of choice
  • wooden skewer
  • paper punch
  • plastic cup
  • acetate (or plastic packaging)


NOTE: Let dry completely between painting steps.

  1. Cover the can with a layer of White Gesso. Take the lid off and set aside.
    Step 0 Example
  2. With a paper punch, punch out snowflakes from white cardstock. Freehand a door from corrugated cardboard and cut out with scissors or a craft knife. Place a piece of acetate or leftover plastic packaging over the door. Use a permanent marker to trace the window, adding 1/4" to the outside edge. Attach the window to the door using E6000. Paint the door using Americana Multi-Surface Acrylics in Red Barn. Once dried, adhere the door onto the can.
    Step 1 Example
  3. Cut a small cup in half. It may need to be trimmed down so it can lay flush on the can.
    Step 2 Example
  4. Use hot glue on the edges of the cup to adhere it to the can. Using Americana Decou-Page in Matte and adhere scrap paper to the cup and can, helping to further adhere them together. Cover both sides of the cup with scrap paper. Repeat with a second cup on the opposite side.
    Step 3 Example
  5. Find a lid of another package that happened to be about the same width of the can. Cut small tabs out of it to form the top of the workshop and adhere onto the lid of the can.
    Step 4 Example
  6. Cover the can and lid with Textured Sand Paste. Allow to dry completely.
    Step 5 Example
  7. Cut a triangle from corrugated cardboard and paint in Red Barn. Adhere triangle onto a skewer or toothpick with E6000. Adhere onto the lid of the can.
    Step 6 Example
  8. Paint the container in Soft Jade using a 1/4" flat brush. Using a hot glue gun, attach bows (in ribbon of choice), tinsel around the door, snowflakes, button (door knob), and bottle-brush tree. Using a palette knife, apply Snow Tex on the top, as shown.
    Step 7 Example