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Painted boxes are a crafty way to hold photos, tissues, trinkets, jewellery, coupons, gifts or any other items. To decorate the box yourself, start with recycled cardboard boxes from home, craft paper mache boxes, facial tissue boxes or unpainted woo

Painted boxes are a crafty way to hold photos, tissues, trinkets, jewellery, coupons, gifts or any other items. To decorate the box yourself, start with recycled cardboard boxes from home, craft paper mache boxes, facial tissue boxes or unpainted wood boxes. Use these creative painting techniques to paint personalised boxes.

Raised Painting

Use squeezable fabric paint tubes or bottles to make raised designs on any cardboard or wood box. While fabric paint is ideal for fabric, it is also great for painting permanent raised designs on wood or cardboard. Squeezable fabric paints come in a variety of styles that dry glittery, shiny and pearly. Use glittery fabric paint to make sparkly holiday designs. Or, use pearly fabric paint to create a raised flower petal and leaf design. For a solid background, paint the box with acrylic craft paint before applying fabric paint.

Texturising

For a unique look, add texture to any cardboard or wood box. The Lowe's Home Improvement website suggests using drywall compound and sponges, brushes and other painting tools for creating texture to walls (but this technique works for other surfaces, such as a box). Use a putty knife to cover the sides or lids with drywall compound paste, and create textured designs before the material dries. Once dry, paint the textured surface with spray paint or acrylic craft paint.

Sponge Gilding

For an antique look, add golden highlights to a painted box. First, paint your box with any colour acrylic craft paint. Then, use gold acrylic paint to create gold highlighting. Sponge gold paint with a damp rag, damp sea sponge or dry paint brush onto a painted box. To apply properly, use a "pouncing" method (dabbing and lifting quickly) to set the gold highlighting.

Simulating Wood

Give any cardboard box the look of simulated wood. Paint a cardboard box with white paint and let dry. Then, apply liquid brown shoe polish to the box---using the built-in sponge applicator---in one-way strokes. Give the box an extra shine by using high gloss spray.

Ideas for painting boxes

Category:HobbiesRelease time:2013-04-02Views:130

Painted boxes are a crafty way to hold photos, tissues, trinkets, jewellery, coupons, gifts or any other items. To decorate the box yourself, start with recycled cardboard boxes from home, craft paper mache boxes, facial tissue boxes or unpainted woo[More]

Ideas for painting stairs or steps

Ideas for painting stairs or steps

Category:HomeRelease time:2012-02-24Views:130

Non-carpeted stairs need frequent paint jobs to keep them looking neat, clean and fresh. Use your imagination to incorporate an artistic design into the stairs that adds visual interest and colour. Select colours for treads (the horizontal part you s[More]

Color ideas for painting a teenage bedroom

Color ideas for painting a teenage bedroom

Category:HomeRelease time:2012-12-08Views:130

Teens and parents often have different tastes when it comes to decorating. Teens may want more colour, and accessories that cost hundreds of dollars, while parents want something not quite as busy or expensive. Picking out a colour is the first step[More]

Ideas for paint in a master bedroom with white furniture

Ideas for paint in a master bedroom with white furniture

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White furniture has a classic and elegant look. When you pick the right paint colours for bedroom furniture of this kind, the colour complements the furniture and makes it the centre of attention. The wrong colour can wash out the room. For example,[More]

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If you are remodelling your home, you may feel that your current furniture colours no longer work with your new design scheme. Instead of replacing the furniture, consider giving it new life with a colourful paint job. Here are some ideas for paintin[More]

Ideas for Painting Interior Doors

Ideas for Painting Interior Doors

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You spent a considerable deal of money decorating your room, from selecting paints and fabrics to organising knick-knacks and pictures. Now you find yourself facing plain, uninspiring interior doors, the one spot in the room you may not be completely[More]

Creative Ideas for Painting Your Own Pottery

Creative Ideas for Painting Your Own Pottery

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A piece of pottery that you painted yourself can be an object of pride to show off your artistic skills. Whether you create the ceramic object yourself or visit a studio where you can choose premade pottery to paint, this surface provides a canvas to[More]

Ideas for painting white cupboards

Ideas for painting white cupboards

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Cupboards provide additional storage for your kitchen, but plain cabinets do little to add to your overall design. Plain white cupboards have a dull look that can actually detract from the design, as the eye is immediately drawn to these white spots.[More]

Ideas for Painted Light Bulbs

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While history will never forget Thomas Edison and his invention of the electric light bulb in 1879, Edison probably could not have anticipated it would eventually be put to uses other than what he intended. Recycling light bulbs by painting them is a[More]

Ideas for flower boxes

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Anyone who loves flowers knows it can get expensive purchasing pots to display them in, and those tired, plastic containers sold in most garden centres are boring as well. With a bit of thought, though, you can transform scrap lumber, old containers[More]

Creative Ideas for Painting Birdhouses

Creative Ideas for Painting Birdhouses

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Whether birdhouses are used in the yard or for decorative use only, they can be painted in a myriad of ways. Which way you choose to paint your birdhouses depends on personal taste. You can choose a modern or country look or even an old look. Maybe y[More]

Different Ideas for Painting Crown Molding

Different Ideas for Painting Crown Molding

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Homeowners often use crown moulding to add an elegant touch to a room. This decorative trim is typically used to line the edge where the wall meets the ceiling but may also be used on cabinets or other built-in furniture pieces. Painting the crown mo[More]

Ideas for Painted Porcelain Tile Patterns

Category:HomeRelease time:2012-05-09Views:130

Painting porcelain tiles is easy to do--whether you are a novice designer or you do not consider yourself an artist. Patterns and ideas are as unlimited as your imagination. Use them for kitchen back splashes, around bathroom mirrors or paint dingy f[More]

Ideas for painting a kid's dresser

Ideas for painting a kid's dresser

Category:HomeRelease time:2014-02-07Views:130

The most expensive dresser on the furniture store floor may not impress your kids or bring them any particular enjoyment. On the other hand, a flea market find, sanded down and painted to reflect your child’s interests and colour preferences, will ad[More]

Ideas for Favor Boxes

Ideas for Favor Boxes

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Favours are typically given out by the host or hostess of a party for guests to enjoy. Favour boxes are one way to package the party favours. Small cardboard boxes come in white, colours or prints. You can decorate them with ribbon and place a person[More]

Free Ideas for Painting the Wizard of Oz Characters on Pumpkins

Free Ideas for Painting the Wizard of Oz Characters on Pumpkins

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"The Wizard of Oz" is a nostalgic classic that features characters that are perfect for Halloween costumes and decorations. The green-faced witch and her nasty flying monkey soldiers are creepy subjects for scary drawings. Dorothy, Toto, Scarecrow, L[More]

Ideas for Painting an Acoustic Guitar Wall Mural

Ideas for Painting an Acoustic Guitar Wall Mural

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Acoustic guitars are beautiful instruments, and their image painted on a wall can have its own meaning for each person. Acoustic guitar wall murals are one way to express your obsession with guitars and to illustrate how the guitar can be seen in man[More]

The Best Ideas for Painting Wood Paneling

The Best Ideas for Painting Wood Paneling

Category:HomeRelease time:2012-10-23Views:130

Wood panelling in home design has become a thing of the past. It has been widely replaced with drywall because drywall is easily painted, maintained and repaired. Painting wood panelling, however, is not a difficult task either. In fact, it is one of[More]

Ideas for Painting a Kitchen Dining Table

Category:HomeRelease time:2012-10-27Views:130

Any unwanted kitchen table can be updated to suit your style with preparation, a fresh coat of paint and a little creativity. Before painting, remove as much of the original paint as possible using sandpaper or liquid paint stripper. It is also essen[More]

Ideas for Painting Clouds on a Ceiling

Ideas for Painting Clouds on a Ceiling

Category:HobbiesRelease time:2013-02-04Views:130

Although murals themselves are not that common, clouds are a common theme to paint on a wall because their irregular shapes make them simple to reproduce realistically--it's difficult to get a cloud wrong. For this reason, clouds are something that n[More]

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