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Storage Box For Father’s Day

By: Cathie & Steve
Cathie & Steve
Cathie & Steve
Cathie Filian and Steve Piacenza are handcraft designers, Emmy Nominated television hosts, book authors, lifestyle experts and the inventors of Hot Glue Gun Helpers. Their shows can be seen in the United States, Australia, South Africa, The Philippines and on the Armed Forces Network.  They were nominated for two Daytime Emmys. Cathie and Steve has also appeared on numerous network shows and specials for NBC, ABC, Discovery Channel, HGTV, DIY and Food Network.  Programs such as Rachael Ray, IVillage Live, View From the Bay and the Florence Henderson Show have featured their creative ideas.
Make a storage box for Dad by Mod Podging the top of a wood box with papers, photo copied photos and Mod Melts.
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Skill Level: Intermediate


Mod Podge ® Professional Tool Set
Item #2295
This Mod Podge ® Professional Tool Set is essential for any decoupage crafter. The Brayer is used to smooth paper, fabric and other items onto a surface, providing the right amount of pressure to eliminate air bubbles and with no mess. The Squeegee is used to press paper, fabric and other items into hard-to-reach corners.

Mod Podge ® Podgeable Papers - Maps/Sheet Music/Book Print
Item #24880
Podgeable Papers are thin, lightweight and easy to apply with Mod Podge! Pretty and practical, papers work great on flat or curved surfaces and form to shape of surface with ease. Fold lines will smooth away once applied.

Mod Podge ® Mod Melts - White Milk Glass
Item #24887
Use Mod Melts to create custom embellishments for crafting projects that can be decorated with craft paint. Each package contains sixteen 10" long mini melts.

Mod Podge ® Mod Molds - Ornaments
Item #24890
DIY has never been easier or so much fun! Create your own embellishments to paint and attach to projects. Molds are made of durable, easy-to-use silicone. Decorate your projects with Ornaments Mod Molds!

FolkArt ® Acrylic Colors - Vintage White, 2 oz.
Item #515
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.

FolkArt ® Metallics - Antique Copper, 2 oz.
Item #666
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.

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
Mod Podge ® Podgeable Papers - Paris
Wood Box
Photo copy of family photos
High temp hot glue gun
Loose bristle paintbrush
Heavy-duty glue


  1. Paint the base of the box with Vintage White paint. Use 2 coats for full coverage. Paint the lid with Metallic Antique Copper paint. Use 2 coats for full coverage. Allow to dry.
  2. Trim the papers into random square shapes. Working with one paper at a time, apply a coat of Mod Podge to the back of the papers. One at a time, position the papers on the top of the box. Overlap the papers for extra interest. Smooth the paper with the brayer or your fingers. Allow to dry for 15 min. Once dry top-coat with a thin layer of Mod Podge. Repeat this process with a photo copy of a family photo.
  3. Heat a Mod Melt stick in a high-temp glue gun.  Squeeze the heated melt stick into the square ornament mold.  Allow to cool for 7 min.  Pop out the Mod Melt from the mold.  Paint with a coat of Vintage White paint.  Allow to dry and top-coat with a dry brush of Metallic Antique Copper (a loose bristle brush is good for this).  Repeat this step making 3 more Mod Melts.
  4. Using heavy-duty glue, attach the painted Mod Melts to the corners of the box. Press thumb tacks into the top of the box to highlight the edges of the Mod Podged squares.

PROJECT TIP: Add an antique wash by mixing a tiny amount of the Metallic Antique Copper paint with Mod Podge. Apply the mixed Mod Podge over the top of the papers and photos.

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