Fluid Art l Paint Pour Gift Box

Fluid Art l Paint Pour Gift Box

Posted by DecoArt on Jan 22nd 2021

Make this drab-to-fab box for a desk or a gift with DecoArt Pouring Medium™.


    • paper towels
    • X-Acto® knife
    • craft sticks
    • wooden skewer
    • string
    • small flat brush
    • disposable cups
    • hot glue gun with clear glue sticks
    • grate
    • wooden bead
    • medium oval brush
    • paper mache cupcake box


    1. For the papier mâché cupcake shape, pick a wooden bead that would be the right size for the "cherry on top".
    2. Instruction #1
    3. Using an X-Acto knife, cut out a circle-shaped hole in the lid of the cupcake box lid that will fit the wooden bead later. (See photo.)
    4. Instruction #2
    5. Stuff some paper towels in the cut opening to prevent paint from filling the inside. (See photo.) If the bead has a hole, place it on a wooden skewer or on the handle end of a paintbrush for painting.
    6. Instruction #3
    7. Gather the materials. Using four cups, mix Pouring Medium with Multi-Surface Acrylic color: Pink (Neon), Blue (Neon), Green (Neon), and White Birch. (Follow the instructions on the Pouring Medium Bottle for paint mix ratios.) Use a craft stick to mix each paint/medium mix thoroughly.
    8. Instruction #4
    9. For a dirty pour, pour the previously-mixed colors into a clean cup, layering each on top of each other. (Do not mix.)
    10. Instruction #5
    11. Set the top of the cupcake box onto a protected surface. (I like to use a reusable grate so excess paint can drip down; you can also use an aluminum foil pan.) Pour the cup of layered paint onto the cupcake box lid in a circular motion. (TIP: Add more colors and pour again until you get your desired look.) Leave to dry completely.
    12. Instruction #6
    13. For the wooden "cherry", pour the Pink (Neon)/Pouring Medium mix onto the bead and allow to dry.
    14. Instruction #7
    15. For the bottom of the cupcake, paint with White Birch, using a medium oval brush.
    16. Instruction #8
    17. Paint a design over the White Birch with Pink (Neon), Green (Neon) and Blue (Neon), using a small flat brush. Let dry completely. Add another coat of each color. Allow to dry.
    18. Instruction #9
    19. Using hot glue, attach the "cherry" on top of the cupcake". For an added touch, loop a piece of string for the "stem" and glue in place. (See photo.)
    20. Instruction #10
    21. The possibilities are endless using the Pouring Medium and different paint pouring methods.
    22. Instruction #11
    23. Use this fun container to hold a gift or an everyday item.
    24. Instruction #12