Travel Treasure Keepsake Box

Travel Treasure Keepsake Box

Posted by DecoArt on Apr 10th 2014

Stow away those travel keepsakes in a memory box created with Americana® Acrylics.


    • painter's tape
    • 1" flat brush
    • fine-grit sandpaper
    • 1/2" flat brush
    • hole punch
    • craft knife
    • 4" x 6" piece balsa wood
    • craft wood cutter
    • liquid glue
    • leather cord
    • travel- themed stamps and dark blue ink
    • tack cloth
    • wooden box with hinged lid


    1. Use a craft wood cutter to cut two identical tag shapes from balsa wood. Cut a rectangle shape from the center of one tag. Sand the tag shapes and the wooden box; remove dust with a tack cloth.
    2. Paint the front of one tag shape using Mississippi Mud and the 1/2" flat brush. When dry, stamp the travel images on the tag using the dark blue ink.
    3. Paint the remaining tag and sides of both tags using Burnt Umber and the 1/2" flat brush. When dry, glue the pieces together to form a luggage tag. Punch a hole and tie a leather cord through the hole.
    4. Paint the sides, bottom, and inside of the box Burnt Umber using the 1" flat brush. Apply additional coats if desired.
    5. Paint an Ultra Blue Deep stripe around the sides of the box below the lid. (Optional: use painter's tape if desired.) Paint the lid of the box Ultra Blue Deep. Re-coat if desired.
    6. Glue the luggage tag to the top of the box.