If after every vacation you have the best intentions of making a scrapbook but never get around to the sorting, designing, and gluing, try a wooden keepsake box instead. It can hold photos, ticket stubs, maps, and mementos — and takes very little time to prepare.

Updated September 20, 2019
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How to do it

Part 1

Step 1

Mix one part craft paint with two parts water; brush on one coat and let dry.

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Step 2

Stencil on your label: Apply adhesive stencil stickers, daub on the paint, let it dry, and peel away the stencils immediately (then clean them off with water).

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