Once dried these boxes make cute keepsakes for little ‘treasures’


  • 1 Card board box, any size with a lid is best
  • 1 Old magazines, books, printing
  • 1 Pair of scissors
  • 1 Bottle of PVA glue
  • 1/4 cup Cup of water
  • 1 Paintbrush


  1. Find a suitable box, this could be a shoe box or any cute sturdy little box,
  2. Find some pictures, either from magazines or old books (although it is wise to not encourage cutting up books) or print some pictures, my son loves using printed photos of family and friends.
  3. Pour a little PVA glue into the cup of water and mix well, you want a pretty thin mix
  4. Begin pasting your pictures into the box and continue to paint over the top with your PVA & water mix, you can keep adding as many cut out pictures or pieces of fabric as they like. It looks best if the entire box is covered, you can also do the inside.


My son loves to print, but we end up with so much paper rubbish that would otherwise be thrown in the bin, this is a great way to recycle activities!

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  • mle00
    • 18 Mar 2014
      10:40 am

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  • That’s a very cute idea


  • Oh this looks fun. We might use some of my toddlers drawings too.


  • A box decoupaged ready for treasures is a fantastic project. Thanks.


  • Be fun looking at old magazines for pictures. Thanks.


  • This would be alot of fun to do,thanks!


  • Great idea and something my daughter will love to get into!


  • That’s so cool! Really nice idea! Thanks for sharing this!


  • I’ve always wanted to do decoupage…thanks for this easy one !


  • I love this idea and I’m sure my kids will too :)


  • Thanks for sharing this is very creative and artistic


  • This would be great to recycle some boxes I’ve got laying around.


  • Thanks for sharing this project; a creative and good idea.


  • great idea and you can print things out if you don’t have anything to put on it

    • great decoupage by the way and thanks for posting


  • Great activity to do with the kids. I can’t think of any child I’ve know who hasn’t had a fondness for their own little storage/treasure box ;)


  • I find my kids just love cut and glue!


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