How to Attach Photos to a Cardboard Box

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Things You'll Need

  • Cardboard box

  • Copies of photos

  • Decoupage medium, such as Mod Podge

  • Paintbrush

Decoupage a cardboard box with photos.

If you've got a cardboard box and you're not sure what to do with it, use it for crafting. By using decoupage medium, you can put photos on your box and make an interesting craft. Once you are done with it, use the box to hold photographs, cards, letters or crafting supplies. Decoupaging is easy and can be done on cardboard quite simply. Kids will like doing it too.


Step 1

Gather the photos you are using for the project. Actual prints can be used, but you may want to make copies of them so you're not using the originals. An even simpler idea is to create copies of the photos by scanning and printing them onto paper using your computer.

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Step 2

Attach the photos to the box using the decoupage medium and a paintbrush. Lay each photo where you'd like it to go. Brush over it with one layer of decoupage medium to secure it in place, or dab the medium onto the back of each photo to glue it onto the box. Arrange the photos artfully. Press down on the photos to smooth them out as you glue them down and make sure each photo is without bubbles. Cover the box as you desire.

Step 3

Seal your decoupaged photos by painting another layer of decoupage medium over all of your photos on the cardboard box. Repeat this once or twice to seal the photos and to give your project a bit of shine.

Step 4

Allow the creation to dry.


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