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« on: November 12, 2004 09:33:34 AM »

I have two boxes (orange and green) I use to store deco booklets. The boxes were quite wobbly and after a year or so they started to look like they'd fall apart one day.  Then I have one box (violet) for miscellanious deco material that doesn't fit anywhere else. This box is an old box for chocolate. I wanted to make the two wobbly ones sturdier and to make all the boxes better looking so I decided to finally give decoupage a try.

I used bits and pieces I'd stored from deco making and other projects. Then I blotted some ink over the design.

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« Reply #1 on: November 12, 2004 10:11:07 AM »

CUTE !!!!!!

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« Reply #2 on: November 12, 2004 10:15:35 AM »

Wow those are really pretty... those are all cardbaord boxes?   They look awesome!  Would be really prety to pack gifts in....
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« Reply #3 on: November 12, 2004 12:38:46 PM »

omg i love them!!!

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« Reply #4 on: November 12, 2004 12:58:34 PM »

What a great idea, chirel---thanks so much for posting: I've got boxes of snips and shards of paper from various projects that I thought I'd never use up...until now!
« Reply #5 on: November 20, 2004 05:31:13 AM »

Those are really awesome!  it would be a great way to personalize all those endless kraft photo boxes I have lying around..  Smiley

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« Reply #6 on: November 20, 2004 12:28:23 PM »

looks like fun! now i can make all the shoe boxes i have look pretty! then i can acutally use them! whopee!

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« Reply #7 on: November 27, 2004 12:55:45 PM »

They came out beautiful Chirel! Impresive how you can turn an empty chocolate box into that!
What kind of decopage medium did you use?  what kind of papers did you use...thin/thick?
You have inspired me! Wink
what a great idea...there are so many possiblities for thier uses too

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« Reply #8 on: November 27, 2004 08:15:25 PM »

oh i love them, theyre wonderful!

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« Reply #9 on: November 28, 2004 02:57:43 AM »

Thanks everyone for the compliments.  Smiley

Laamissa, I used any kind of paper there was, from really thick to really thin, copy paper, magazine paper, hand-made paper, really anything.

The glue and varnish I used were commercial, a german product (Efco). I'm really thinking that in future I'd try diluted PVA glue or something less expencive. I just bought these, because they were on discount and I wanted to get started and see how it goes. I'm quite sure that one can manage without all these expencive special glues.
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