Altered pink Gift Box – Canvas Corp Brands

Hello there, lovelies! A little while back I altered/repurposed a perfume box into a altered wedding gift box. I love altering all kinds of boxes that come with for example perfumes, shoes, jewellery and so on. They become a new life and can be given away as present packaging or altered small drawers that withhold all kinds of tiny treasures.

I have several in my craft area that I have altered and filled with beautiful ribbons, for example. This particular one is going to withhold a wedding present and hopefully can be used over and over again by the newlyweds for something else in the future.

Here are the steps to how I altered the box:

First mix the Tattered Angels Decor & DIY paint tones white and red together. I mixed the white and the red one in a ratio of one part white & two parts red. That created this beatuful pink color. The great thing about this paint is that you don’t need to pretreat the box in any way (no sanding etc. needed) – just paint! I have attached tiny wooden “feet” to the box and also painted those the same color.

Next, I cut two sheets of the pink patterned paper into a suitable size and rounded the corners with a Corner Chomper tool. The paper is adhered to the box with decoupage adhesive. I’ve also treated the surface of the paper with the same adhesive to make it more durable.

After creating the base, I only needed to add decoration to the box lid, so I adhered a paper doilie with decoupage adhesive in its place. Then I added glitter paste and Inka Gold (in pink) through stencil onto the lid. After they were dry, I adhered some paper roses and chipboard pieces around the doily in two areas. The paper roses as well as the chipboard got a Pink Poodle Glimmer Mist treatment with a water tank brush. That added a nice shimmer to them and also created a little more depth to the flowers. Finally I added some liquid pearls, glitter glue and a gold sprayed drawerknob into the middle and some velvet as well as sequin ribbon around the edges for additional interest. The ribbons finish off the look of this box.

I´ve also created a little walk-through video of this box, if you would like to take a better look at it.

I hope you enjoyed this little altered project idea!!
Happy crafting!!!
Sanna

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Altered present box – STAMPlorations

Hello lovelies! Time to share the STAMPlorations March Mixed Media Challenge with you today!!!

The weather has been lovely here the past days and it is slowly starting to feel like spring. I love the fact that the days get longer and the birds are starting to sing. Immediately lifts my spirits!! I might have been inspired by spring on my March reveal mixed media piece :)…. there is a little birdie sitting on top of my altered box. And the happy, bright colours might also have something to do with my anticipation for spring :)…

Here is what I did:
And this is how I altered the wooden box:

I first applied a layer of gesso onto the box. Then went over all sides, besides the bottom, obviously, with the „Ethnic Organic Two“ STAMPlorations stencil and applied modeling paste thru the stencil onto the surface. This took a while, as I always had to let 1-2 sides dry properly before moving over to the next one.   After finishing all sides I placed the wooden box into a misting box (I made myself one, after spraying my keyboard and my working area several times with various spray colours…) and misted the box – both inside and outside – with blue Tattered Angels Glimmer Mist tone „Jack Frost“. Then I decorated the lid with a little bird and two paper flowers. I misted those again with purple and yellow Glimmer Mist tones and added glitter glue here and there for additional interest.

Finally I stamped a Dina Wakley stamp sentiment on a sheet of old book paper and fussy cut that into stripes and adhered them onto the lid.

As you can see, the box is misted both outside and inside.

I can either use this box as a decorational piece or give it away as a present. Just add the present inside and it is ready to go :).

This is a very tiny box. It only measures 10 x 6 x 5 centimeters. I have been thinking of adding a bigger and a smaller one to go with it. That away they would look pretty nice together as a group.

Now it is your turn to create and link up non-card mixed media projects. The theme is always anything mixed media, except a card and you are asked to use at least one stencil (any brand!!!) on your project. The Linky closes at the end of the month. And there are prizes to be won:

– $10 gift certificate to the winner voted by the Mixed Media team
– $5 gift certificate each to the 2 top picks
– AND If there are 25 or more entries: 1 random winner wins any 2 standard sized stencils from the store

so what are you waiting for? Hop over HERE and get inspired by the design team samples and join in with us!!!

Annnddd….just a kind reminder, in case you are in need of stamps, stencils and/or die cut dies, you just might want to add this code upon checkout for 20% off your order at STAMPlorations store 🙂

xxx, Sanna

Used product:
ARTplorations: Ethnic Organic Two stencil
Tattered Angels – Jack Frost
Simply Sheer – Strong Pink
Tattered Angels – Summer Glow
Modeling paste
Dina Wakley – Scribbly Birds stamp set
Gesso