North Woods Gift Box

North Woods Gift Box

Posted by DecoArt on Nov 10th 2014

Any outdoors person on your holiday gift list will appreciate this special box.


    • water container
    • palette or plastic plate
    • paper towels
    • tracing paper
    • transfer paper
    • 3/4" flat brush
    • #6 flat brush
    • #0 liner brush
    • small bear cookie cutter (optional)
    • small round box with lid



    Let dry completely between painting steps.

    1. Remove the lid from the box and set aside. Use a 3/4" flat brush to paint the inside and outside of the box Alizarin Crimson. Give only the inside a second coat.
    2. Instruction #1
    3. Paint the inside of the lid and the outside rim Plantation Pine. Repeat for a second coat.
    4. Instruction #2
    5. Paint the top of the lid Honey Brown. Repeat for a second coat.
    6. Instruction #3
    7. Using the #6 flat brush, paint a Plantation Pine border around the top of the Honey Brown lid. Use a cardboard round cut out to make it easy to paint a nice outer circle.
    8. Instruction #4
    9. Use the #0 liner brush to paint plaid on the outside of the box: paint lines using Plantation Pine, then Honey Brown, followed by Sand, and finishing up with Dark Chocolate.
    10. Instruction #5
    11. Trace and transfer the bear silhouette or use a bear cookie cutter to create the pattern. Use a #6 flat brush and Lamp Black to paint the bear.
    12. Instruction #6
    13. When everything is dry, give the entire box, inside and out, and the lid two coats of DuraClear Matte Varnish. Cut a thin strip of gingham fabric and fray the edges. Tie into a bow, trim the ends, fray, and glue onto the lid of the box.
    14. Instruction #7


    Bear Pattern