I rip out pieces of the pages depicting what I want to feature and overlap the pieces artfully on the boxes. Spray polyeurethane and voila, a beautiful box for keepsakes or storage.
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I am looking for a quick way to cover empty cigar boxes so my pre-schoolers can make keepsake boxes. I would like to just paint them and then they will decorate them with markers and crayons.Any suggestions?
Use leftover paint and glitter. Your children will love them.
What a fun project!!! Your idea sounds great! Some child safe paints and let them go to town. There are a bunch of cute ideas on Pinterest if you want to guide them to some options.
You could even try some of that chalkboard paint (be sure it is the child safe kind) and let them go to town with chalk and make their down sketches and decorations!!
Post back with the finished projects!!
Sounds fun! Paint them a light neutral colour, decorate them, then seal them with a clear matte or shiny sealant spray.
What kind of paint is the best to use on cardboard? And do you have to use Kilz on it to cover up what is printed on it like you do a wall that is painted and you are changing color?Do you have to seal it and if you do seal it what do you use? I want to paint some cigar boxes for to use to put things in.
Yes you must seal it first and the item you need to do that is call Gesso...here is a link that tells which type to purchase...hope this helps. www.art-is-fun.com/
Yes you need a sealant it is called GESSO, I have used it for years on many many things, here is a link that will give you the type to use...hope this helps www.art-is-fun.com/
I am glad that you sent me this message because it will help me a lot. The first one I made did not work out good. This will help me use other this that have printing on them. Thank you for taking the time to write me back because this has made things better for me.
I would like instructions for making the cigar box guitar. Thanks.
By andrea from Jenkintown, PA
Here is a great site with video as well.