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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


Materials:

  • FolkArt® Acrylic Paint
    Bright Baby Pink
    Turquoise
    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


Instructions:

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

I love it! I think it is so cute!

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

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.

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.

I agree with thebergmans3, very nice box.

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

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?

I have certainly heard worse than bitch ,all these comments make people who knit and stuff look like stuffy, 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

The book in question is very popular. I have seen it suggested many places. I am not a knitter but have tried it as I am a crocheter and after looking at books that one is actually one of the better and helpful ones. In my opinion it is targeting younger just getting into the craft demographic. At one time that word may have been very crude but in today's world it has many meanings and they are not all meant as insults. Anyone who is whining is just looking to stir things up and "bitch" about something.

Ladies please, the book or magazine was written by someone else and to be offend by a word FIRST you need to understand it -it is being used because it ryhmes better than chit chat or as the other post are doing "complaining " -there are far more better choices of books to place in the box YET ladies we do seem to forget that in this country we STILL have a right to say how we feel -the post are an example of that freedom next time keep in mind that people who place their ideasprojects out there for the world to see have alot of guts and are probably very nervous about being judged by fellow crafters think about how you would feel before you comment there are far more important things to get upset about use that energy for a good purpose-be kind to each life is hard enough

Hello crafters! We are sorry to hear that the project image offends some of our readers. Overall, our policy is not to post profanity. But, we also want to give any and all featured designers at FaveCrafts creative freedom, especially when mentioning the titles of popular books or magazines. We hope you understand!

What is with the "Stitch'n Bitch" magazine? What an insult to us and other women. Boycott this magazine. What would ever make FaveCrafts display rude and crude language? Open a dictionary and you will find thousands of words and some that will rhyme with Stitch instead of BITCH.

Cute project, but is it necessary to display a magazine with "bitch" in the picture? I don't get it. It may be a legit magazine, but I think to post the vulgarity cheapens this website.

this is adorable! i've been looking for an idea for storage in a spare bedroom and this fits nicely. i have sevearl southwestern themed papers that will be perfect for this project. thank you so much for the idea!

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