Decoupage on metal box

Hello Everyone,
Arpita here, back on the blog with a new pictorial for you all. Today have given the old tins a new look with a technique called decoupage on metal. I love shabby chic and today that is the look I am going for . The Macarons Decoupage paper from Craftangles is perfect for today’s project.
Before I get into the project I wanted to talk about our monthly challenge which is Seasons / Weather and these colorful macarons are perfect food spring inspiration for me.

Decoupage on metal box 1

Let’s start with how to do decoupage on metal box step by step instructions –

Step 1

Today the paper that I am using is the Macorons Decoupage paper from Craftangles. I have cut the paper to the required size.

Step 2

Have primed the box with a coat of Gesso. Once dried painted with the Ivory lace chalky paint.Have given 2 coats of the paint.Have used sponge daubers to paint on the tins today.

Stuck the print using the Decoupage glue.Press down the paper well so you are not left with any bubbles or creases.Also gave a top coat using the same glue

Step 3

I created polka dot effect on the tin. For creating polka dots I dip the flat end of the brush into the paint and made an impression on the surface at equal distances. This is a easy fun way to create beautiful polka dots. Have used the Snow White chalky paints for the polka dots.

Once dried have sealed the complete box with a coat of varnish.

Decoupage on Metal

Here is the final look…

Materials Used Today

Ivory Lace Chalk Paint
Snow White Chalk Paint
Craftangles White Gesso
Decoupage Glue
Macarons Decoupage Paper

Hope you enjoyed today’s tutorial and have inspired you to try.


Arpita Tornal

Arpita is from Namma Bengaluru and has been crafting for almost 13-14 years now. Her journey began with embroidery and she can work with various art forms like sospeso,mosaic art,resin art.

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