This project is a semi-sequel to the DIY: Shoebox Wall Shelves I posted a few weeks ago. After using all my shoeboxes for that project, I was left with a bunch of shoebox lids and the crafter in me knew I couldn't just throw them out! I realized that shoebox lids are similar in depth to canvas boxes, and so this DIY project emerged! Just cut 'em up, add your favorite decorative paper (or cut out graphics from old magazines like I did) and you've got custom wall art for your home. Imagine an entire wall of these! Follow the steps below to create your very own.
• Shoebox lids (1 regular size shoebox lid makes 2 pieces of wall art)
• Decorative paper (I repurposed mine from old magazines and shopping catalogs)
• Scissors (not pictured)
• Glossy decoupage medium
• Foam brush
• Thumb tacks
• Cut two 4" x 4" squares from the corner of the shoebox lid (see image above). Use a ruler and pen to mark before cutting.
• Slide both of the square pieces into each other so that they form a box with four walls. Attach them together by applying tape to the corners.
• Cut your decorative paper so that it is a few inches larger than the box on all sides so that it will cover the box entirely.
• Starting with one side at a time, apply a thin coat of decoupage medium to the box, and lay the paper on top. Make sure there are no air bubbles. Repeat until the entire box is covered with your paper.
• Once completely dry, add a thin coat of decoupage medium on top of the box to give it a glossy, finished look.
• Once dry, punch in the thumb tacks as desired.
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