Patriotic USA Box

February 12th, 2013 posted by Amanda Formaro

Designed by Amanda Formaro

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This cute little box is not just reserved for the Fourth of July! It is perfect for Memorial Day, September 11th, or any day you feel like showing your patriotism!

What you need

small box with lid acrylic paint in red, white, and blue foam stamps (star, and the letters U, S and A) large scruffy paint brush small paintbrush acrylic sealer spray, matte

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What you do

Paint entire box and lid with one coat of white paint, let dry completely. using scruffy brush, pick up some red paint and brush off excess onto paper towel. Lightly brush the red paint in long strokes across the outside of the box. Paint will (and should) look streaky. Repat this same process with blue paint on the lid. Some areas will be darker than others, you can rub the edges with the brush a little harder to add definition if you like. Use the letter stamps and paint them with white paint, then stamp “USA” on the front of the box. Stamp the star with white paint on the top of the lid. Spray entire surface with acrylic spray sealer and allow to dry.

Amanda Formaro
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Amanda Formaro is a freelance writer, editor, craft designer, and recipe developer. She loves multi-tasking and has been writing and working on the Internet since 1997. You can find her at You’ll find her craft projects at and her recipes on

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