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Mom Butterfly Box

By: Amy Anderson
Amy Anderson
Amy Anderson
I am a 32-year-old transplant from Seattle living in Atlanta, Georgia. I was born from creative genes, so I'm carrying on the tradition. I have been knitting for 17 years, sewing for longer and decoupaging for just a few. I do all of these things on a daily basis, or at least as much as I can. Follow my crafting adventures on the ModPodgeRocks blog.
A sweet box to make for Mom!
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Skill Level: Beginner


Martha Stewart Crafts ® 2oz Multi-Surface Satin Acrylic Craft Paint - Green Curry
Item #32005
High-performance, patented, premium acrylic paint is specially formulated for use on all surfaces. Its highly pigmented color provides superior coverage-perfect for all craft and hobby painting techniques, including brush painting and detailing, sponging, stenciling, stamping, and printing. UV- and weather-resistant for indoor and outdoor use. Self-priming for use on porous and non-porous surfaces. Dishwasher-safe on glass. Non-toxic; waterbased; USA-made. 60 Satin paints provide a soft, subtle, sheen.


Mod Podge ® Matte, 8 oz.
Item #CS11301
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.


Other Supplies
Wood box
5” x 7” Scrapbook papers Adhesive letters
Adhesive ribbon
Fimo Effect clay – Gold Glitter
Martha Stewart silicone molds - flower garden
Paper cutter or craft knife and ruler
Craft glue
Paint brush


  1. Basecoat your box with Green Curry. Paint several coats, inside and out, and let dry.

  2. While the box is dry, measure the paper to fit the sides of the box as well as the top. For the top piece, trim approximately 1” off of each side of the paper.

  3. Mod Podge the paper around the box on the bottom panel, as shown in the photo. Repeat with the top of the box. Let dry at least 15 minutes.

  4. While your Mod Podge is drying, cut your contrasting paper (in my case, yellow. Cut a small rectangle slightly bigger than your adhesive letters – size to fit.

  5. Using Mod Podge, apply the contrasting rectangle in the center of the paper on the top of the box. Let dry 15 minutes.

  6. Give the entire box a coat of Mod Podge. Let dry 15 minutes and give the box another coat. Let dry.

  7. Apply the adhesive ribbon around the lip of the top of the box. The ribbon will stick, but I recommend another coat of Mod Podge for extra durability. Let dry.

  8. Apply the adhesive letters and butterflies (see additional instructions) with craft glue. Let dry for 24 hours before using.
To Create the Butterflies
  1. Start by kneading the clay until it becomes pliable in your hands. It takes several minutes to warm up.

  2. Press the clay into the butterfly silicone mold, slowly working it into the crevices and smoothing it out over the top.

  3. Work the clay until it is flush with the top of the mold – you don’t want too much excess clay coming out the back of the butterfly.

  4. Bend the mold to get the butterfly out, and trim around the edges with a craft knife.

  5. Bake or cure according to the package instructions.
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