I know succulents are popping up everywhere but I’m still absolutely in love with them! One of the reasons I think succulents are so great is that it’s virtually impossible to tell the difference between a live and artificial variety. That makes crafting with them wonderfully easy and yet natural-looking at the same time. With such a large variety of faux succulents and paper mache boxes available at Darice, you’re sure to find the perfect combination for these modern paper mache box ideas with faux succulents!
Succulent Box Ideas Project Supplies:
- Variety of Darice Faux Succulents
- Darice Paper Mache Boxes
- White Acrylic Paint
- Gold Acrylic Paint
- Darice Paint Brush
- Small Awl (or any other sharp device)
- Darice Hot Glue Gun
Step 1. Remove the lids from the paper mache boxes and set aside. Apply a couple coats of gold paint to the box bases and allow to dry. I know it looks like there isn’t much difference between the gold and the color of the natural paper mache in the picture below but the gold really does add a beautiful sheen!
Step 3. Use an awl or another sharp point to punch through the center of the box lid. I started with an awl hole and then expanded it with the tip of a mechanical pencil.
Step 4. Use a metal cutter to trim the succulent stems. Apply a bit of hot glue around the top of the box lid and press in the succulent until secure.
Return the lids to the box base and you’ve officially made a gorgeous modern succulent paper mache box! You can use these pretty boxes to store random items in your bedroom or office. Or what about using it as a small birthday gift box that can definitely be reused once opened. Hope you enjoyed these fun box ideas using succulents!
For more decorated box ideas, check out this easy embellished heart box project.