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Decoupage Storage Bin



Turn a plain wood storage bin into a beautiful home decorating accent with this decoupage craft project from Amy Anderson. Use your favorite scrapbook papers and embellishments for this decorative storage project.

Decorative Storage Bin


  • FolkArt® Acrylic Paint
    Bright Baby Pink
    Yellow Citron
  • Mod Podge® Satin
  • Wood Storage Bin
  • 2” Wood Balls - 4
  • My Mind’s Eye Scrapbook Paper – 4 sheets, 2 each of 2 designs
  • Turquoise Ribbon – 1 roll
  • Paper Flowers – 4 coordinating (I used Prima)
  • Pink Buttons - 2
  • 1” Flat Paint Brush
  • Craft Glue
  • Craft Knife and Mat
  • Pencil
  • Scissors


  1. I always trace the shapes for my finished project first. Why? Because if pencil marks get on my surface, then I can paint over them. Start by tracing one side of the bin on the four sheets of paper. Set those sheets aside –you’ll cut them while the paint is drying on your project.
  2. If you haven’t noticed, I fancy colorblocking. On the storage bin, paint the inside Turquoise, two sides Yellow Citron and two sides Bright Baby Pink. Paint the bottom whatever color you want – I painted it Turquoise. You will have to paint several coats of all colors. Allow to dry.
  3. While the bin is drying, paint the wood balls Turquoise. Allow to dry.
  4. You are now going to cut the paper. Measure approximately 1/8” inside your trace line on all four pieces from step 1 and trim them down using the craft knife.
  5. When your bin is dry, adhere these four pieces to the sides using the Mod Podge. Work one side at a time. Completely smooth out all air bubbles and allow to dry for 15 – 20 minutes.
  6. Coat the entire bin with at least two coats of Mod Podge. Coat the inside and the wood balls as well. Allow to dry completely.
  7. Glue the wood balls to the four corners of the bottom with the craft glue. Allow to dry.
  8. Cut the ribbon to fit two opposite sides as you see in the photo. Start with one side and glue the pieces down with craft glue about 1/2" apart. Glue some paper flowers down in the center and then add a button to finish. Allow this side to dry before turning bin over and doing the same to the other side.
  9. Allow the storage bin to dry for at least 24 hours before using.


There are more cute decoupage storage container projects just like this one available in our collection of 33 Fabulous Decoupage Ideas Plus 3 Helpful Tutorials.


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Jul 24, 2013

Oh people get a life! There are so many more things in life to complain about just let this one go.


Feb 9, 2013

I love it! I think it is so cute!


15 Ratings

Aug 26, 2012

Where can I buy the plain wood storage bin. I love this idea and need space for my craft magazines and books.


Jul 28, 2012

Love this idea! Thank you! Couldn't leave without weighing-in on comments regarding the "Stitch & Bitch" magazine...I belong to a group of really fine women who love to bead. I am delighted to be an honorary member who comes on Thursday nights whenever I am in town. This group is called "The Bead Bitches" & it is a grand time for sharing our loves, our sorrows, our creativity, i.e., the day-to-day ups & downs we all face. We come in friendship and acceptance for all we have weathered divorces, widowhood, raising kids & burying kids, parents, & each other. We are not offended by the term "bitches" because none of us takes it to be a personal slight but rather a term that conveys our sorrows and challenges that when shared, become slight in measure.


Jul 25, 2012

Perhaps mrsjynxy needs to spend more time learning how to spell and less time teaching kids how to be hateful of someone that reads the bible or has a difference of opinion. Remember the freedom of speech people like you always cry about? Don't have any more kids if you are going to brainwash them to be like you.


Nov 4, 2011

I agree with thebergmans3, very nice box.


Jan 10, 2011

focus people, it's an article about a decorative box...a box. It is a lovely box too:)


Jan 8, 2011

I'm reading all the comments that are posted following my first one. Funny that some of you who are offended that I posted it, are crying "YET ladies we do seem to forget that in this country we STILL have a right to say how we feel" and " ...bible toting, holier than thou jerks. I am a young mother and love knitting i like the book they are trying to make a somewhat dieing art more appealing to the younger generation. wich is a good thing .stupid prudes." So, you can speak your mind but I can't. Where's the freedom in that? Oh, I guess there isn't, unless I agree with you. And it's good to know where you feel this generation should go with how we communicate "appealing to the younger generation. wich is a good thing .stupid prudes". I sure hope you don't represent all of your generation. I post a comment about how I feel, but because you don't agree with me, you escalate it to name calling. So where is the dialog?


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