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Don’t Throw Away Your Tissue Boxes Because…

You can create adorable little garden-themed houses with them!

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What You Need:
Can be purchased from Angie’s
Super Glue for Decoupage @$21.00 for 230ml
Acrylic Varnish @$8.00 for 80ml
Glue 2 for Decoupage @$6.50 for 80ml
Cream Acrylic Paint @ $8.00 for 80ml
1 Squeegee/Scraper @$10.00 to remove any creases
1 piece of ‘Garden’ Napkin @ $1.00/piece

Can be purchased from Artfriend
Burnt Umber Acrylic Paint @ $7.90 for 118ml
Texture Paste @ $12.95 for 250ml

Time Required
5 hours

 

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Step 1
Remove 2 layers of napkin from the ‘Garden’ napkin, leaving only the topmost layer with the image.


 

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Step 2
Apply Super Glue for Decoupage on 2 sides of the tissue box and blow dry with a hairdryer.


 

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Step 3
Stick the topmost layer of the napkin onto the 2 sides of the tissue box (where the Super Glue for Decoupage was applied) and use a squeegee to remove all the creases. Repeat Steps 2 and 3 for the remaining 2 sides of the tissue box.


 

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Step 4
Using a small piece of sandpaper, sand away the excess napkin from the sides of the box where the napkins are not meeting. At the edges where the napkins are meeting use a scissors to cut away the excess.


 

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Step 5
Sponge the 4 sides of the tissue box (where the napkin was stuck on) with a moist sponge and dry with a hairdryer.


 

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Step 6
Apply Glue 2 for Decoupage on top of the napkin on the 4 sides of the box and dry with a hairdryer. Use a squeegee to remove all creases.


 

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Step 7
Sponge the 4 sides of the tissue box with a moist sponge and dry with a hairdryer. Use a squeegee to remove all creases.


 

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Step 8
Varnish the whole box (except the roof) with acrylic varnish (3 coats) drying in between each coat with a hairdryer.


 

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Step 9
Sponge the roof of the box with ‘Burnt Umber’ acrylic paint and dry with a hairdryer. Varnish the roof with acrylic varnish (2 coats) drying in between each coat with a hairdryer.


 

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Step 10
Using masking tape, tape out the sections that are not wanted on the ‘Bricked’ stencil. Place the stencil on the roof and spread some texture paste mixed with cream acrylic paint over the sections that are desired. Lift the stencil slowly. Repeat this step slowly until the whole roof is covered with bricks. Do this for both sides of the roof.


 

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Before & After


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