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Seize the Day Decorated Photo Box

By: Stephanie Penland
The perfect storage box for photos or recipes.
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Skill Level: Intermediate


FolkArt ® Acrylic Colors - Sap Green, 2 oz.
Item #458
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.

Bucilla ® Stamped Cross Stitch - Picture Kits - Seize the Day
Item #45829
We make stitching easy! Material is conveniently stamped with design in washable blue ink. Kit also includes: 100% cotton embroidery floss, needle and easy-to-follow instructions.

Mod Podge ® Fabric, 8 oz.
Item #CS11218
Decoupage on fabric … why not? Simply use Fabric Mod Podge to apply paper prints or fabric swatches to wearables, totes, banners and more! An exciting new way to embellish your clothes and your home. As a sealer, machine washable in cold water, gentle cycle after 72 hours. Mod Podge ® is an all in one decoupage glue, sealer and finish.

Other Supplies
Unfinished wood photo storage box 9 ¾” x 12 ½” x 3 ¼”
¼ yd Burlap
Sponge brush
Spray adhesive
Hot glue gun and glue



  1. Follow kit instructions for cross stitch panel.

  2. Basecoat exterior of box with FolkArt Acrylic Paint.

  3. After paint dries, rough up edges and corners with sandpaper, giving a worn look.

  4. Trim sides of stitched panel to ¾” from stitching.

  5. Spread a thin coat of Mod Podge Fabric to the back of the stitched panel.  Allow to dry.

  6. Spread a second coat of Mod Podge Fabric to the back of the stitched panel and center piece onto the lid of the box.  Smooth with fingers.

  7. Cut two 1” x 9” strips from the burlap.  One at a time, spray one side of the burlap strip and place one at the top and bottom of the stitched piece to create a border.

  8. Cut two 1” x 10” strips from the burlap.  Again, spray one side of the burlap, one at a time, and place on each side of the stitched piece to finish the border.

  9. Cut 2” strips of burlap to the size of each side of the box and the box’s front.  Spray with adhesive and attach to the box one at a time. Hot glue buttons to the top as desired.


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