Hello dear reader,
For my recent project I used a wooden box that I meant to decorate for ages. I have finally had a few free evenings and decided to sit down and give a little upgrade to this lovely box. Besides, I always lack storage space!
I did not manage to take a photo of the plain box but as you will see from the pictures below, it is an average size box with a lock in front of it. To those readers who are experienced scrapbookers/ card-makers and decorators, I must warn you, I am pretty much Level 1 decorator as this was my first ever decorative project. But I hope you find this post interesting and maybe you will have a few suggestions for improvement.
So my Step 1 included buying a material I would be using. I decided to start with scrapbooking paper and got this wonderful K&Company designer paper.
Step 2. I started decorating box from the top, choosing a simple yet sophisticated paper. However, I found that simple decorating wasn’t enough to make the box look good, so I’ve put an additional layer of the ornament on top of the paper.
Step 3 in decoration included choosing the material for the inside. For this time I decided to stick with decorative paper and found three designs that were different but were looking good together. To cut the paper properly, I used paper cutting machine. It’s a real monster and a great helper! It is very sharp and cuts paper perfectly even, so if you are in scrapbooking, you will find it handy.
Finally this is how the inside of the box looked like:
Step 4 and probably the easiest thing to do, was to decide what to keep in this little box. I’ve put my little scrapbook decorative collection.
And voila, here is my finished fully decorated box:
If you are thinking to finally decorated or upgrade that box on your shelf, here are some of the basic tools that you will definitely need to have by your hand.
Scissors, double-sided tape, silicon glue, double-sided sticky pads. All available at Hobby Craft.
If you haven’t decorated anything before, I hope this post inspires you to work on a decorative project in the near future. I would love to hear your stories and what materials you used. I would also appreciate any suggestions from experienced crafters on what I could add to this box to make it more beautiful.