Now here is an easy gift for you or your older child to make: a Mock Decoupaged Gift Box! With decoupage you use a glue, called Mod Podge to stick the serviette to the object. Here I’ve used contact paper instead, making it less messy, but giving almost the same effect, ths “mock decoupage”.
This is a clear plastic chocolate box I’ve used, but any clear plastic container can work. Together with clear contact paper and a serviette of your choice pattern, you can make any container look pretty!
What to do:
– Decide where you want the serviette(I did the top and to sides).
– Strip the serviette to one ply. Normally a serviette has 3 layers, you need only one, the top,patterned one.
– Cut the serviette to the size of the desired covered area, you may want to leave 5mm to trim off in the next step.
– Cut the contact paper 5mm bigger than the cut serviette.
– With a thin paint brush, “paint” the edge of the cut serviette with water. (Here I’m working on a plastic table cover, it makes this step easier)
– With the back of the paint brush, carefully tear the wet pieces, trimming the edges by 5mm. By placing pressure with your finger on the dry piece closest to the wet piece you are tearing, will prevent you from tearing into the dry piece. This step gives the serviette that rough look. You can simply cut the serviette and skip this step if you choose.
– Stick the serviette to the contact paper, making sure there is a piece of contact paper at the ends exposed(this will stick to your container).
– Now stick it where you want it to go on the container/box.
– You can add a tag too like in the last picture. Simply use the same technique above and place the serviette on a cardboard with a frame, add a brad or ribbon and voila!