Decoupage Photo Box

Decoupage Photo Box

Posted by DecoArt on Apr 15th 2014

I wanted to create a custom centerpiece for an upcoming party I was having. I didn't want to spend a lot of money but I wanted to make it very personal to our family. I decided to add black & white photographs to inexpensive wooden boxes. Let me show you how easy it was!

Items Needed:

  • Printed Out Pictures (about 5-7 Of Them)
  • Gray Or Black Paint
  • Wooden Box
  • Paint Brush
  • Water Basin


I started out by painting the inside of my box a deep gray. (Paint it any color you want!).

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While that was drying, I printed out pictures from my computer to use on the box:

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Then, I traced on the pictures where to cut them:

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And cut them out. I then used the decoupage to adhere them. I put a thin layer on the box and stuck them on. Gently smooth out and wrinkles and bubbles. I overlapped pictures and had them turn corners all the way around the box. (You may want to plan this out before you start attaching them.)

Once I had all the pictures on, I gave it a very light coat of decoupage on top of the pictures. Be very careful as you do this. The ink from your pictures will run a little and change colors a tiny bit, but that gives it a nice look. Just be careful not to do too much decoupage or you will have a mess. Just a thin layer is all you need.

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Let it dry and then put it to good use!

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