Step One - Give the box two even coats of paint, allowing the paint to fully dry between coats.
Step Two - Position your stencil, holding in place with either repositionable spray or a little low tack tape.
Step Three - Place a little gold paint onto your plate and pick up onto the sponge.
Step Four - Dab off excess paint and dab through the stencil.
Step Five - Move stencil around box and work around all four sides.
Step Six - Decorate the lid of the box either by stencilling again or simply adding colour as desired.
Step Seven - Allow to dry fully then cover with the varnish to provide a hard wearing surface.