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Fishing Tackle Box

Seasonal Sense

You can find decoupage finish in the decoupage section of craft stores. To use this medium, simply cut out your designs from paper or fabric. Brush a light coat of decoupage finish on the back of the cut-out design. Place this on your project and smooth it in place with your fingers. When this is completely dry, brush the decoupage finish over the entire project and repeat with a second coat.

If your father's into fishing, you might want to make him this personalized fishing tackle box. He'll think of you every time he reaches for a new hook.

Level: Moderately easy

Time involved: Two to three hours, including drying time

Materials:

  • Foam stamps with a nautical theme (fish, plants, shells, anchors, and so on)
  • Craft paints
  • Foam plate
  • Paintbrushes
  • White copy paper
  • Scissors
  • Decoupage finish
  • Plastic fishing tackle box (Choose one with a smooth surface.)
  • Sticker letters
  1. Paint one of the nautical stamps with colorful craft paints. Press the prepared stamp onto the copy paper. Repeat this process with other stamps and colors. Allow the stamps to dry.

  2. Cut out the images, and brush the decoupage finish on the back of them. Place the stamps in a pattern around the tackle box and smooth them in place with your fingers. Allow this to dry completely.

  3. Spell out your father's name and the words “Tackle Box” on the front of the box using the sticker letters.

  4. Brush decoupage finish over the tackle box and allow it to dry. Repeat with a second coat.

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Excerpted from The Complete Idiot's Guide to Holiday Crafts © 2002 by Marilee LeBon. All rights reserved including the right of reproduction in whole or in part in any form. Used by arrangement with Alpha Books, a member of Penguin Group (USA) Inc.

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