Decoupaged Corsage Box

Wrapped, stamped, embossed, and decoupaged, this exceptional papier-mache box almost outblooms the gift of roses inside.
What You Need:
side view of decoupaged corsage box Fill the container with potpourri,
bath soaps, or small trinkets after
the corsage petals fade.

  • Rose rubber stamp
  • Pigment ink stamp pad
  • Gold embossing powder
  • Heat source, such as embossing heat tool, toaster, or iron
  • White, gold, and mauve card stock
  • Bright-colored marking pens
  • 6 x 8-inch oval papier-mâché pens
  • Rose wrapping paper
  • Tape measure
  • Decoupage medium
  • Sponge brush
  • 1/2-inch-wide double-stick tape
  • 5/8-inch-wide ribbon (we used 1-1/4 yards)
  • Cherub charm
  • Needle and thread


1. Stamp roses on the white card stock with pigment ink. Immediately sprinkle with gold embossing powder. Tilt the card stock up on edge and tap off the excess powder. Hold the card stock near a heat source until the powder melts, creating a shiny, raised image. Use marking pens to color the roses.

2. Tear the white card stock into an oval around the embossed roses; our oval measures 2-3/4 x 5 inches. Layer the white oval on the gold card stock and tear a slightly larger oval from the gold. Set ovals aside.

3. Place the box lid, top down on the wrong side of the wrapping paper. Use a pencil to trace around the lid. Cut out the shape, adding a 1/2-inch margin for tabs. Trace the box lid a second time; cut out the shape for the inside of lid, adding a 1/4-inch margin. Use a tape measure to determine the circumference of the lid; add 1/2 inch for overlap. Measure the height of the lid; multiply by 2. Use these measurements to cut a strip of wrapping paper for the sides of the lid.

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