Jolly Roger Box


Jolly Roger Box


Hand-painted treasure boxes are the perfect gifts and table favors for a pirate-themed party.



DecoArt Products Required
Laurie Speltz's Instant Images

  • IIT01 - 3/4 in. Flat Brush
  • IIT04 - 4 Flat Brush
  • IIT05 - 1 Short Liner Brush
  • IIT06 - 3/8 in. Duo Tool
  • IIT07 - 1/4 in. Duo Tool
  • IIP09 - Pirate Adventure Pocket Template

Americana Acrylics

  • DAO1 - Snow (Titanium) White
  • DAO64 - Burnt Umber
  • DAO67 - Lamp (Ebony) Black
  • DA143 - True Ochre
  • DA170 - Santa Red
  • DA242 - Fawn


  • Gold wire
  • Buttons
  • Black permanent ink pen
  • Adhesives
  • Wooden chest


  1. Using 3/4" flat brush, base entire box with Fawn. Spatter with Burnt Umber and then with Snow White. Base trim with Burnt Umber and 4 flat brush.
  2. Pounce or shade edges and sections of box with Burnt Umber. Add Xs around box with Burnt Umber.
  3. Add gold dots with True Ochre.
  4. Skulls are based with Snow White. Dry brush shading using Lamp Black. Add faces and details with Lamp Black.
  5. Pirate hats are based with Lamp Black. Add trims with Snow White and/or Santa Red as desired. Add small skulls to hat and details with Lamp Black.
  6. Bandana is based with Santa Red. Pounce a little Lamp Black for shading on edge of shapes. Dots are Lamp Black and Snow White.
  7. Words around box are done with Lamp Black.
  8. Add fine details with permanent ink pen.
  9. Curl wire and attach to box. Adhere buttons as desired.

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