Decoupage Mini Chest of Drawers

Honeybear Lane
by Honeybear Lane
2 Hours
My friend Jen from Tatertots and Jello has just released the most adorable craft supplies line. The colors are perfect and on trend, the themes and patterns are just adorable…everything is amazing.

I received the box of supplies last week and as I drooled over the beautiful colors, textures, and designs, I had an idea for decorating a cute little wood box of some sort. I actually love to DIY with wood, but I knew something like this would be best with a pre-fabricated item from a craft store.
I hit up my local Michael’s and found this adorable Balsa wood mini chest of drawers.  Isn’t this cute?  I adore mini chests of drawers–they are the perfect thing to hold your little treasures, like jewelry or hair things.  I wanted to make it for my daughter’s bedroom.
I love how this turned out, don’t you?  All the colors coordinate and it’s got personality and pizzazz, glitz and glamour.  Even the shelves are lined with cute paper!
  • Wood mini chest of drawers (available at crafts stores like Michaels)
  • Scrapbook paper (I used Jen Hadfield’s designs from American Crafts)
  • Stickers
  • Cute gold scalloped tape
  • Black washi tape
  • Decoupage glue like Mod Podge
  • Paint brush
  • Exact-O Knife
  • Scissors, pencil
Step 1:  Take all the drawers out.  You can paint the body of the chest if you want.  I liked the natural look so I left it.  Trace the opposite side of the front of the drawer (the back) on a piece of cardstock.  Cut it out and then make a double X cut in the center where the knob is.  Slip the paper over the front knob and trim out the spot so it fits just so.  Paint some glue on the drawer and put the paper back on.  Paint more decoupage glue over it.  Use your fingers or a squeegee to get out any air bubbles.
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  • Angie Dustin Frias Angie Dustin Frias on Aug 12, 2017
    I have a little chest of drawers I use for my jewelry, but it's missing some knobs. Where can I find some like them or similar?

  • Julie Julie on Aug 13, 2017
    Can I do this on the cheap plastic sterlite or Rubbermaid drawers?

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