Earlier this summer my older teen daughters had their cousins over for a sleepover. The girls were looking for a craft to do, so we quickly whipped together a simple- yet useful – project. These are upcycled boxes covered in Catholic images from old cards, magazines, and catalogs!

To make these you will need:
  • boxes – We used cardboard craft boxes ($1.00 at AC Moore), but you could also use paper mache boxes or wooden boxes.
  • images from, old cards, religious mail, religious catalogs, etc.
  • scissors
  • mod-podge
  • paint brush
Just cut out a bunch of images and arrange the images on the box. After you are happy with your design, use mod-podge to the back of the images and attach them to the box. After the glue has dried decoupaged the boxes – covered the images with a few thin layers of mod-podge to make them smooth and strong enough to withstand use. Allow the mod-podge to dry between coats.
The girls created lots of different faith-centered designs!
Some of the decorations they even added to the inside of the box lid.
Our boxes were bought at AC Moore. Most craft stores have lots of boxes to choose from. You could upcycle tissue boxes, cereal boxes, and other boxes, too! Cover them with paper first if needed.
Happy Catholic crafting!!

God bless you all with joy!


  1. These are gorgeous Jen!! They did a beautiful job! Thx for sharing!

  2. Just found your site! Wonderful! I'll be visiting a lot. What cute boxes. My children have gotten lots of Catholic trinkets and Holy Cards that these boxes would be perfect for!

  3. Love this idea! Will share with my CCE teachers

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