Custom Souvenir Box

from $2.39

This easy and creative DIY Valentine’s project makes the perfect gift. With a few Posca all-purpose markers, you can transform a simple metal box into a custom container for storing cards, love letters and mementos of all kinds. Stuff it with treats or a special present for your sweetheart and make new memories with which to fill it!

Instructions:

How to create a one of a kind Valentine

 

Step 1: Type out the words you would like to put on the box in the font of your choice. A Script font was used for this example. Print out your text and transfer it to the lid of the box using graphite paper. If the graphite transfer is a little dark, use a kneaded eraser to lift off some of the pencil lines and make it less visible though the marker ink.

 

Step 2: Use a pencil to draw a variety of large and small flowers all over your box to frame your text. Try not to make the lines too dark.

 

Step 3: Colour in your pencil drawings and trace your lettering using opaque Posca markers. For a more graphic look keep the colour palette simple (3-4 colours) and the lines bold. Try using a broader tip Posca marker to colour in larger areas and a fine point marker for smaller details and lines.

 

Step 4: In a well-ventilated area, lightly spray the outside of the box with a protective varnish to fix the ink into place. Now your box is ready to be filled with precious memories!

You will need:

  • Fine point Posca markers (0.7 mm)
  • Medium point Posca markers (1.5 mm)
  • DeSerres metal box
  • Krylon spray varnish (matt or glossy)
  • Graphite paper
  • Pencil
  • Eraser

Used in This Project

Custom Souvenir Box

Ultra-Fine Tip Marker — 0.7 mm

POSCA07

Available in 16 Colours

Choose Your Colour

Select the colour you need to display the selection of shades.

Custom Souvenir Box

Extra-Fine Bullet Tip Marker — 1 mm

POSCA10

Available in 14 Colours

Choose Your Colour

Select the colour you need to display the selection of shades.

Custom Souvenir Box

Fine Bullet Tip Marker — 1.5 mm

POSCA13

Available in 27 Colours

Choose Your Colour

Select the colour you need to display the selection of shades.

Custom Souvenir Box

Extra Broad Chisel Tip Marker — 15 mm

POSCA150

Available in 8 Colours

Choose Your Colour

Select the colour you need to display the selection of shades.

Custom Souvenir Box

Medium Bullet Tip Marker — 2.5 mm

POSCA25

Available in 33 Colours

Choose Your Colour

Select the colour you need to display the selection of shades.

Custom Souvenir Box

Broad Chisel Tip Marker — 8 mm

POSCA80

Available in 35 Colours

Choose Your Colour

Select the colour you need to display the selection of shades.

Custom Souvenir Box

Tin Pencil Box — White

DTB-W

  • 205 X 80 X 35 MM

Special Price $3.47

Regular Price: $4.99

2 business days

Custom Souvenir Box

Tin Storage Box — White

DS1716

  • 233 X 212 X 125 MM
$14.99

2 business days

Custom Souvenir Box

Krylon Latex Aerosol Varnish – Matte

Matte Latex

K47120

  • 340G
$10.99

2 business days

Custom Souvenir Box

Krylon Latex Aerosol Varnish – Gloss

Glossy Latex

K47110

  • 340G
$10.99

2 business days

Custom Souvenir Box

Matte Finish Spray Varnish

K41311

  • 312G
$9.99

2 business days

Custom Souvenir Box

Hunt graphite paper

H407767

  • 20 X 26 IN NO 606-GT
$2.39

2 business days

Custom Souvenir Box

Package of 12 Classic Mirado Graphite Pencils

B174B

Choose Your Size
Custom Souvenir Box

Package of 12 Classic Mirado Graphite Pencils

SM174HB

  • DEGREE: HB
$3.99

2 business days

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