Today I’m going to show you how easy it is to Mod Podge a business card box. I love repurposing boxes, especially small ones, because they can be used for so many things.
The dimensions of this tiny box, when closed, are approximately 3″ length x 2.25″ width x 1.5″ height. A tiny treasure box! Well, not yet.
I knew I wanted to do something fancy and glittery. (Is that a word?) And I had an interesting color palette in my head too: silver, dark grey, olive, and pink. I admit that it came from the way my supply of Stickles were tucked into their spot on my shelves. Those colors were next to each other and looked pretty cool. So that’s as far as I thought through the first part of this project. I’m sure many of you can relate to starting a project before you know what you want the end result to be!
Acrylic craft paints in Metallic Silver and Black
Stickles glitter glue in Silver and Cotton Candy
Distress Stickles glitter glue in Peeled Paint
Mod Podge for paper (matte)
Mod Podge Sparkle
Craft foam brush
Plastic lid or dish
Krylon Clear Finish acrylic sealer (matte)
Vintage floral images (optional)
Step Two: Using the sea sponge again, dip it into the silver paint, dab a few times onto scrap paper, and then apply randomly all over the box. This will “mute” the black color. Let dry and – say it with me – rinse out the sponge. You will begin to see a nice texture building up from the paint being applied in this manner.
Here’s the box after the silver glitter was applied and left to dry:
Here’s the box after the pink glitter (Cotton Candy) was applied and left to dry:
Here’s the box with the olive glitter (Distress Stickles Peeled Paint) applied and left to dry:
Step Seven: Mod Podge time! Using the Paper Mod Podge, apply a small amount with your craft foam brush onto the surface where you will place a flower. Also apply Mod Podge to the back of the flower, carefully place onto the box, smoothing out from the middle to the edges as you go. Wipe any bits of glue that seep out of the edges with your finger. Repeat for each flower.
Next time you have some packaging that you’re about to toss into the recycle bin, consider repurposing it into something special like this little treasure box!