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By: Debbie Saenz
Debbie Saenz
Debbie Saenz
My name is Debbie Saenz and I’ve had a passion for creating art ever since I was a young child. Through the years, I’ve enjoyed working with many different art mediums and I’m always excited to learn new techniques. My heart’s desire is to inspire people through my art. My latest passion is mixed-media…It’s like a melting pot of all the mediums I love! Come learn more about me and my creative journey on my blog, A Creative Life, at: http://debbiesaenz.typepad.com
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Skill Level: Intermediate
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Supplies

FolkArt ® Metallics - Bright Red, 2 oz.
Item #493
Premium, all-purpose shimmering metallic acrylic paint for decorative crafts and home décor. Superior coverage. Exceptional brushability. Use on all porous surfaces. All colors are certified AP non-toxic, water-based, and acid neutral.

$2.59

FolkArt ® Metallics - Emerald Green, 2 oz.
Item #653
Premium, all-purpose shimmering metallic acrylic paint for decorative crafts and home décor. Superior coverage. Exceptional brushability. Use on all porous surfaces. All colors are certified AP non-toxic, water-based, and acid neutral.

$2.59

FolkArt ® Metallics - Amethyst, 2 oz.
Item #654
Premium, all-purpose shimmering metallic acrylic paint for decorative crafts and home décor. Superior coverage. Exceptional brushability. Use on all porous surfaces. All colors are certified AP non-toxic, water-based, and acid neutral.

$2.59

FolkArt ® Metallics - Sequin Black, 2 oz.
Item #661
Premium, all-purpose shimmering metallic acrylic paint for decorative crafts and home décor. Superior coverage. Exceptional brushability. Use on all porous surfaces. All colors are certified AP non-toxic, water-based, and acid neutral.

$2.59

FolkArt ® Metallics - Blue Pearl, 2 oz.
Item #670
Premium, all-purpose shimmering metallic acrylic paint for decorative crafts and home décor. Superior coverage. Exceptional brushability. Use on all porous surfaces. All colors are certified AP non-toxic, water-based, and acid neutral.

$2.59

FolkArt ® Metallics - Inca Gold, 2 oz.
Item #676
Premium, all-purpose shimmering metallic acrylic paint for decorative crafts and home décor. Superior coverage. Exceptional brushability. Use on all porous surfaces. All colors are certified AP non-toxic, water-based, and acid neutral.

$2.59

FolkArt ® Acrylic Colors - Wicker White, 2 oz.
Item #901
Premium, all-purpose acrylic paint for decorative crafts and home decor. Superior coverage. Exceptional brushability. Use on all porous surfaces. All colors are certified AP non-toxic, water-based, and acid neutral.

$1.59

FolkArt ® Acrylic Colors - Licorice, 2 oz.
Item #938
Premium, all-purpose acrylic paint for decorative crafts and home décor. Superior coverage. Exceptional brushability. Use on all porous surfaces. All colors are certified AP non-toxic, water-based, and acid neutral.

$1.59

Mod Podge ® Gloss, 8 oz.
Item #CS11201
Mod Podge ® is quick-drying for multiple coat build up and dries clear. Can be sanded to a smooth finish. Cleans up easily while wet with soap and water. Certified AP non-toxic; waterbase. Mod Podge ® is an all in one decoupage glue, sealer and finish

$7.29

Other Supplies
4 small paper maché boxes (need 4 lids and 2 boxes)
2 wooden candle cups with a ½" hole
2 7/16" dowel rods 7" long
2 tablespoons rice
20 10mm round sequins
Festive napkin
Tissue paper
Wrapping paper or scrapbook paper
Decorative stickers as desired
3/8" drill bit
Hot glue gun
Paintbrush

Instructions

  1. Match 2 tops to each base (one on top and one on the bottom).
  2. Cut dowel rods to seven inches each.
  3. Use the end of a dowel rod to mark on one end of each box and drill hole.
  4. Push rod into hole until it reaches opposite side of the box and glue well to secure to the inside of the box. Repeat for second box.
  5. Attach candle cups to ends of each dowel rod and hot glue in place.
  6. Add one tablespoon of rice to each box and glue tops and “bottoms” onto each box.
  7. Basecoat boxes with Wicker White if you are using light colored napkins or tissue paper and Licorice if you are using a dark colored napkin or tissue paper. Let dry.
  8. Use Mod Podge to decoupage box fronts then sides; allow to dry, add stickers and give a second coat of Mod Podge.
  9. Paint dowels as shown in photo and add sequins using hot glue.
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