Kowhaiwhai Design Box

By  Sandy Rollinger 

size: 4"

  • Kowhaiwhai Design Box


  • Papier-mâché box with lid, 4"


  • DecoArt Americana Acrylic Paints: Santa Red, Lamp Black, Cool White; DuraClear Satin Varnish

Basic Supplies

  • scissors, black marker, paintbrush, newspaper (to cover work surface)

Pattern - Kowhaiwhai Design Box

  • 1. On covered work surface, paint box lid Santa Red and box Lamp Black. Let dry. Apply second coat. Let dry.
  • 2. Print and cut out pattern. Transfer pattern onto box lid.
  • 3. Paint triangle shapes and ferns Cool White. Let dry. Use end of paintbrush handle to add dots around ferns and edges of design. Let dry.
  • 4. Use black marker to add dots between white polka dots on pattern. Outline design.
  • 5. Apply varnish over all areas of box and lid. Let dry.