Butterfly Gift Box – First Edition Deco Mache Floral Fusion Papers

pollypurplehorse 11 Aug 2017 12 Comments
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I decorated a little gift box blank using Deco Mache papers to accompany the Floral Fusion butterfly card I made for a friend’s birthday.

Step By Step:

Prep the gift box blank by painting with watered down white acrylic paint, be careful not to add too much to the edges to enable the lid to slip back on.

Using the red butterfly deco mache papers, cut into strips and apply to the gift box using deco mache glue & varnish.  Use a brush to apply the glue to a section at a time, then apply the paper, smooth out with the brush and then apply more adhesive over the top.  Continue until all the outside of the box and the lid is decorated and leave to dry.

Using the First Edition Butterfly die set, cut a large butterfly twice from Floral Fusion papers (if you’ve made a card as I have done, then use the same butterfly to match for a co-ordinated set) Layer the butterflies by applying glue only to the body part.  Glue the bottom butterfly to the lid of the gift box and when dry, use your fingers to shape the wings on the top butterfly.

To finish, add Simply Creative adhesive gems to the body of the butterfly and add some red sparkly tissue paper to the inside, all ready to pop in a little gift.

Products Used:

First Edition Deco Mache Floral Fusion Decoupage Papers – FEDEC274

First Edition Deco Mache Matt Adhesive & Varnish – FEDEC902

First Edition Deco Mache Brush Set –

First Edition Floral Fusion 6x6 Papers – EPAD157

First Edition Butterfly Dies – FEDIE020

Simply Creative Adhesive Gems – Rainbow

Clear Drying Glue

Small gift box blank, white acrylic paint

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Super little box xx


Thank you :)


Nice project


Thank you, nice and easy with the deco mache papers :)


Beautiful box Angela, I do love the Floral Fusion papers. xxx


Thank you :) I know they are definitely a favourite of mine, just so pretty and grown up :)


Beautiful box, love the decoupage paper.xx


Thank you so much :) It's nice to have Deco Mache papers that match the Floral Fusion paper pads, you can really co-ordinate with makes :)


Very pretty box, gotta love those butterflies.


Thank you, the butterflies are really nice on the paper and also the die set, and everyone loves butterflies :D


So pretty! I love the colour of the decoupage paper. It's a delightful gift box!


Thank you, an easy project but it's nice to be able to make a matching gift box to go with a card design :)

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