Thursday, January 6, 2011

Covered Box

Tis the season to have a lot of boxes hanging around.  My 1-800-Contacts order isn't seasonal but it did arrive at a great time to turn it into a storage box for all my bottles of spray stuff like Tattered Angel's mist and some adhesives that were just tumbling off the shelf all the time.  It is a super sturdy box.  I kept meaning to buy something to hold these and never seemed to remember.  So I'm recycling!

The box is covered in some Basic Grey Periphery collection paper, die cuts, ribbon and buttons.  Just had fun with this on New Year's Day.  A nice relaxing crafting session working through my stash. Business is picking up so those kind of days are going to become rare.  Not that I'm complaining, I love to have customer projects to do!

Project Notes:
  • To hide the 'wrapping' folds, I covered the ends first with a different piece of paper on each end not worrying about going all the way along the sides.  Then I wrapped the sides and added some ribbon.
  • Be sure to put any ribbons on and hold punch any brads before covering the bottom or the inside so all raw ends get covered.  I almost glued the bottom on too soon.  Oops!
  • I used thin designer paper  for the inside so it was easier to fit.  I did one piece on each end and then did one along the sides and bottom.
  • Have lots of clothes pins on hand for extra hands when gluing.
See the other entries in the altered art challenge at Sugar Sweet Paper Treats.  They have a great prize this month!

Thanks for visiting today!

Ingredients:  DSP, Buttons, Ribbon and Die Cuts:  Periphery by Basic Grey
Brads:  Oriental Trading


  1. Fabulous project, Lisa! Your finished box is absolutely gorgeous!

  2. What a great idea to reuse the box!!! I love the paper! Thanks for joining us this month at SSPT!!

  3. your altered box is super clever and super cute! Thanks for playing along with us at SSPT

  4. so cute and perfect way to recycle...I may have to try that when my next 1-800-contacts order comes in...thanks for playing with us at SSPT and good luck


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