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Decoupage Gift Boxes

Decoupage Gift Boxes

If you want to give a gift in a truly special way, try making Decoupage Gift Boxes. The recipient will not only get a thoughtful gift, but also beautiful homemade decoupage boxes to use in a variety of ways. Consider matching the boxes to the Christmas decor of your giftee, making them the perfect centerpiece for a holiday tables. This easy tutorial shows how to decoupage a box using pretty scrapbooking paper, Mod Podge, and a little time.

Decoupaged Gift Boxes


  • FolkArt ® Acrylic Colors - Ivory White, 2 oz.
  • Mod Podge ® Sparkle, 2 oz.
  • 2 paper mache boxes
  • Paper pad by Martha Stewart Create™
  • 2 yards gold wire edge ribbon 2 ½” wide
  • Sparkle gold Christmas ornament
  • Icing border stickers (four 12” stickers)
  • Scissors
  • Ruler
  • Medium paintbrush



Small Box: 

  1. Paint top and bottom of box Ivory White.
  2. Cut 2”, 1 ½”, and 1” circles of solid and printed papers. Decoupage circles to bottom of box.
  3. Put icing border sticker around lid as shown.
  4. Cut light color paper to fit top of box. Apply paper to top of box with Sparkle Mod Podge. When dry, apply a second coat.
  5. Tie a bow and hang a small Christmas ornament at the top. Refer to photo for placement.

Large Box:

  1. Paint top and bottom of boxes Ivory White. When dry, apply a second coat if necessary.
  2. Paint box with one coat of Sparkle Mod Podge.
  3. Cut paper strips 1 3/8” and 1” as shown. One dark and one light. Decoupage around the bottom of the box leaving ½” between stripes. When dry, apply 1 coat of Sparkle Mod Podge.
  4. Cut an oval from dark paper and glue to top of lid. Apply icing border sticker around lid. Apply 1 coat of Sparkle Mod Podge.
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