Make Stuff Monday: A quick upcycled box (a tutorial)

So it was inevitable that I would uncover some undecorated boxes in my stash while decluttering. And needless to say, the urge to decorate them immediately were real. *LOL*

I started with this lovely Kikki K box which was light pink in colour with a light grey pull-out slot.

I had not done anything sweet or girly recently so I decided to go that route. I went with a pretty pink, green, cream and white striped papers which I cut to size and ran through my trusty Xyron Creative Station for an even layer of adhesive.

Now the box looks pretty decent. You could just put your gift in it and tie a pretty bow, add a tag and be done of course. But you know me, I'm a little extra.

I rummaged through my paper scraps to find some possibly coordinating pieces to create a collage mat for my embellishments. Once they were glued down, I added some dimensional elements in similar hues for interest and texture.

In case you were wondering about that obscure corner tab at the top left....there was a pesky glue mark there that needed covering up. But if you were not wondering, that is totally a design element so that the box looks special. *winks*

I think it turned out quite sweet, eh?

What do you think?


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Lisa said...

It turned out gorgeous!! I love the papers you used and the fabulous details!! The box is a gift itself!! Have a great day!! Big hugs :)

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Julie Tucker-Wolek said...

This looks amazing! I am LOVING the colors and of course the pearls!!!!

Cindy deRosier said...

Very pretty! Totally laughing about the "obscure corner tab." As they say, mistakes are just embellishment opportunities!

Lynn said...

Ah yes, you've saved another plain box from obscurity. The great fancy look will surely delight some lucky recipient. No matter what you put in the box it will seem like a very special gift.

Lizzyc said...

Looks marvelous!!

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