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IKEA Tool Box Makeover with Mod Podge

Use your favorite rebel themed scrapbook papers in this fun Star Wars craft! Makeover an inexpensive IKEA tool box using Mod Podge. It’s really easy!

Skills Required: Beginner. I recommend having some experience with Mod Podge for this project. You’ll be applying larger pieces of scrapbook paper to the wood tool box. Follow dry times to avoid wrinkles.

Use your favorite rebel themed scrapbook papers in this fun Star Wars craft! Makeover an inexpensive IKEA tool box using Mod Podge. It's really easy!

While on a recent trip to IKEA I came across this wooden Tool Box for only $9.99, I had to grab it up! I was planning on giving it a beachy makeover but when I put it together my 7-year old called dibs on it.

Since it wasn’t expensive, I figured I could just grab another. I’ve had some leftover Star Wars scrapbook paper that I’ve been wanting to do something with.

Plus I’m switching my son’s room over to a more Star Wars theme. So it will be a nice addition to the room!

Easy Wood Box Makeover

For this Star Wars craft, you’re going to need:

Supplies

Star Wars Ikea Tool Box Makeover
Star Wars Ikea Tool Box Makeover

Step 1 – Cut Scrapbook Paper to Fit

The piece of scrapbook paper was not long enough, I folded the paper over the tool box to get my perfect size. I cut along the edge then lined it up with the rest of the scrapbook paper. I wanted it to look seamless.

Star Wars Ikea Tool Box Makeover

Step 2 – Mod Podge Paper Down

Now it’s time to add my Mod Podge!! I painted some on, then added my scrapbook paper on top. Once you do this, make sure to smooth it down with your fingers to help prevent any bubbles.

I still needed to add the extra part at the end, so about halfway through I added the extra piece and it matched up perfectly.

Star Wars Ikea Tool Box Makeover
Star Wars Ikea Tool Box Makeover

Step 3 – Seal Paper Down

Next, I added some Mod Podge to seal it up. I did a total of 2 coats and let each coat dry 20 minutes.

There was a little at the bottom right, that I couldn’t match up. So I grabbed another piece of scrapbook paper and cut some off and added it in the spot to cover up the area exposed.

The extra sheet of scrapbook paper also had some Star Wars wording so I decided to add that to the sides with a little Mod Podge.

Star Wars Ikea Tool Box Makeover

Finishing Touches

Finally, I added some pots I got from IKEA as well for his colored pencils. He was so excited and couldn’t wait to get started coloring.

Use your favorite rebel themed scrapbook papers in this fun Star Wars craft! Makeover an inexpensive IKEA tool box using Mod Podge. It's really easy!
Use your favorite rebel themed scrapbook papers in this fun Star Wars craft! Makeover an inexpensive IKEA tool box using Mod Podge. It's really easy!

This IKEA tool box turned out so cool, I have the good guys on one side and the storm troopers on the other! It would be awesome to find more pieces of scrapbook paper like this.

I actually had this paper left over from some wall art I did in my son’s bedroom. I hope you enjoyed this IKEA wood tool box makeover!


If you enjoyed this project, I’d love for you to check out these other IKEA and Star Wars posts:

Brandy Brown

Sunday 20th of June 2021

Can you use regular mod podge or gloss fkr this?

Amy

Sunday 20th of June 2021

Hi Brandy! Yes you can use any formula you like.