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I don’t know about you, but there are certain catalogs that I love to see in my mailbox. Z Gallerie’s catalog is one of them. A lot of their pieces are out of my price range, but they’re often inspiring to me – not just for home decor, but when it comes to my DIY projects. So while I was flipping through the last catalog that they sent me, I came across a resin crocodile box. As chic looking as this crocodile box is, it was $50. I knew I could make something similar and spend way less.
I remembered the round paper mache box I had purchased from the craft store months ago. I don’t even remember its original purpose, but that initial idea went south for a reason since the box came in so handy for this project! So I went back to the craft store to buy myself a safari animal. I couldn’t find a crocodile, but I got myself a plastic cheetah.
When I got home, I got to work with my gold paint pen and painted my plastic cheetah. As I let that dry, I spray painted the paper mache box in white. A little E6000 later, I had myself a chic little box that definitely didn’t cost me $50 to make. In fact, it cost me under $10!
- Round paper mache box
- Plastic safari animal
- White spray paint
- Gold paint pen
- E6000 glue
- Paint your safari animal gold with the paint pen. Allow to dry on all sides.
- Spray paint the outside of the paper mache lid and box. Allow to dry completely.
- Glue the gold safari animal on top of the paper mache lid.
- Let glue dry completely then use your storage box as home decor or to keep items safe.
Who would have thought that a simple, paper mache box could be turned into something so chic? With a few simple steps, you can easily create a storage solution that’s not only functional, but quite pretty, too!