Multi-Purpose Box Tutorial


Welcome to our first tutorial. Today you’ll learn to make a multi-purpose box. With the festival season nearing this also makes for a great gift.

We have used MDF as a base. It is multi-purpose as it can be used to hold your trinkets, cosmetics, important cards or paper, serviettes, tea bags and much more.


We have used Papericious- Ephemera collection for this project. Two sheets have been used, one for the top and one for the sides. Based of the  measurements we have cut the four pieces required.


Next we added detail to our sides. Using a clear stamp and versamark ink pad we stamped an image. We used a butterfly floral composition for our box. We used Lindy’s two tone embossing powder and heat embossed the image.



Using Plaid Matte Mod Podge we then stuck all the paper pieces to our box. We did this in stages to let two sides dry before sticking the rest.

FullSizeRender 8


Once the paper was dry, we decided to add detail to the lid. Using a stencil and MontMarte Modelling paste we created a texture. We used Lindy’s starburst mist spray to add colour to our texture and left it to dry.

FullSizeRender 6


Our composition turned out to have shades of pink and purple and hence we decided to use those two shades of acrylic colours to paint our box.

FullSizeRender 5


After the paint dried, we gave another coat of mod podge to the paper sides.

To finish it off, we used Papericious-Ephemera die cut sentiment- ‘Moments’, Boutique elements – Flower, leaves and butterfly, and two shades of pink stones. We gave another coat of mod podge on the paper areas and left it to cure for two days. We then wood varnished it to complete it.



Hope you enjoyed this tutorial, and are on your way to create your own master piece!


Leave a Reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in: Logo

You are commenting using your account. Log Out /  Change )

Google photo

You are commenting using your Google account. Log Out /  Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out /  Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out /  Change )

Connecting to %s