A Whale Of A Memory Box

A Whale Of A Memory Box

Posted by DecoArt on Sep 22nd 2014

Sealing the box with Americana® Clear Chalkboard Coating can help organize and personalize treasures.


    • palette or plastic plate
    • tracing paper
    • transfer paper
    • pencil
    • wooden box
    • 1/2" flat brush
    • 1/4" flat brush
    • chalk
    • hot glue gun and glue sticks
    • green ribbon
    • wooden whale



    Remove the product label from the wooden box before beginning the project.

    Refer to the project photo for design placement.

    Let dry completely between painting steps.

    1. Paint the box bottom, sides, top, insides, and lid Snow White with the 1/2" flat brush. Let dry and apply a second coat.
    2. Paint the lid Spa Blue with the 1/2" flat brush.
    3. Trace the polka dots lightly with a pencil and paint with the 1/4" flat brush and Snow White. Let dry and repeat.
    4. Freehand the stripes on the front and back sides of the box: Paint separate 1/2” flat brush lines with Coral Blush and Citron Green, allowing to dry in between. Paint 1/4” flat brush lines with Electric Pink.
    5. Trace a rectangle onto a side of the box and paint it Electric Pink with a 1/2" flat brush.
    6. Paint the wooden whale Electric Pink.
    7. Dip a pencil with a clean eraser into Snow White and stamp polka dots on the whale.
    8. Seal the box with Americana Clear Chalkboard Coating, painting the entire box including the lid and insides with the 1/2" flat brush.
    9. Tie a ribbon into a bow. Adhere the bow to the center of the lid with hot glue and then glue the whale to center of the bow.
    10. Use chalk to write "Memories" or your own saying on the sides of the box.


    Stripes And Dots Pattern