Fleur-de-lis Stacked Boxes

By  Melony Bradley 

  • Fleur-de-lis Stacked Boxes


  • Oval nesting papier-mâché boxes: 8"; 9"; 10"
  • Wooden items, four each: ball knobs, 1"; toy wheels, 1-1/4"
  • Amethyst glass beads, 10mm, four
  • Glass knob with screw
  • Brads, 3/4", four


  • Simply Stamps (Plaid): Leaf Motif; Fleur-De-Lis
  • Paints (DecoArt): Americana Acrylic: Burnt Umber; Snow White; Antique White; Dazzling Metallics: Glorious Gold
  • Duraclear Varnish (DecoArt)
  • Drill with 1/8" bit
  • Tools: hammer; screwdriver
  • Wax candle
  • Aleene's Original Tacky Glue (Duncan)
  • 1. Remove lids from boxes. Paint boxes one coat Burnt Umber and lids one coat Antique White. Let dry. Use candle to randomly apply wax to surface of lids and boxes. Paint boxes Antique White and lids Burnt Umber. Paint insides of boxes and lids, wooden knobs and toy wheels Burnt Umber.
  • 2. Use cosmetic-wedge sponge to apply Snow White paint to Fleur-De-Lis stamp, then stamp boxes sides as shown, reapplying paint between each application. Stamp one leaf motif in center of each lid.
  • 3. When dry, lightly sand surface to distress paint. (Note: Areas where candle wax was applied will remove easily.)
  • 4. Lightly dry brush lids, boxes and wooden items Glorious Gold.
  • 5. Drill hole in center of 8" lid; screw on knob. Place brad into bead hole and carefully nail to top of each knob. (Note: Hammer lightly to prevent glass from shattering.) Glue knob to toy wheel and knobs to bottom of large box for feet.