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"Have a Sweet Holiday" Cookie Container

Americana® Multi-Surface Acrylics

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"Have a Sweet Holiday" Cookie Container

designed by Doreen Hill

Give someone a sweet holiday treat in a festive container using Americana® Multi-Surface Acrylics.

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Americana® Decou-Page™

  • Matte Decou-Page (DS106)

Americana® Multi-Surface Acrylics

  • Cactus (DA564)
  • Cocoa Bean (DA535)
  • Red Barn (DA507)
  • Soft Jade (DA545)

Other supplies

  • water container
  • palette or plastic plate
  • paper towels
  • scissors
  • ruler
  • pencil
  • 1" flat brush
  • hot glue gun and glue sticks
  • hole punch
  • raffia
  • cardstock
  • stamp of choice
  • floral pick (or embellishments of choice)
  • acetate (transparency sheet)
  • container (round or bottle)


NOTE: Let dry completely between painting steps.

  1. Wipe down the container thoroughly with a damp paper towel.
    Step 0 Example
  2. Using a 1" flat brush, paint the entire can in Soft Jade. Cut cardstock in a width to fit the chosen stamp and in a length to wrap around the can. Using Red Barn, repeat the chosen stamp on the strips of cardstock.
    Step 1 Example
  3. Brush Americana Matte Decou-Page onto the top and bottom of the can and the back of the cardstock strips. Position the strips and press into place. Brush a coat of Decou-Page over the cardstock strips.
    Step 2 Example
  4. Print the desired text onto transparency sheets.
    Step 3 Example
  5. Adhere the text to the can using Decou-Page. Add raffia to the top and bottom of the text area. (Refer to photo for placement.)
    Step 4 Example
  6. Cut out a rectangle for the tag from a piece of cardstock. Print out the name of the cookies on transparency paper and adhere onto the tag. Using the same stamp as in step 2, stamp at the end of the tag in Soft Jade. Punch a hole at the other end of the tag and use raffia to tie it onto the can, just under the lid.
    Step 5 Example
  7. Add floral picks, or embellishments of choice, onto the top of the lid. Adhere using hot glue.
    Step 6 Example