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« on: January 05, 2013 10:35:05 AM »

I was gifted (or rather dumped upon) a quantity of paper trinket/treasure/jewelry boxes. They were cute, but how many yellow butterfly boxes can you have? I have an idea of making some special boxes for a fundraiser next fall. Here's the first one.


And here's the original



I started with Mod-Podging old book pages to all sides.



Then I layered up paint, used dryer sheets, paper bag strips and some meshy/glittery Christmas fabric. Layers of M-P, sometimes tinted with a bit of metallic paint. I wasn't happy with the results so I kept layering. One mistake was most of the pieces I added were all of similar size, I realized later that that was one of the things that bothered me.



The inside I painted with a metallic copper. I glued fabric to cover the inside box and felt on the bottom. It did not turn out as I was envisioning (what does) but I got many brainstorms along the way for other boxes. All in all, it was fun. Will I make more? Only the Craft Goddess knows. Ohh good idea. A goddess theme, and a map/travel theme, and an ocean theme...........
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« Reply #1 on: January 05, 2013 10:49:45 AM »

I like your box, and I love the colors you ended up with!  Great ideas for future boxes, too!
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« Reply #2 on: January 05, 2013 11:57:08 AM »

What a difference from the original box!  And I love the idea of using dryer sheets for texture-and recycling!
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« Reply #3 on: January 05, 2013 02:44:07 PM »

Dryer sheets? ha ha ha, love the end result, and I do believe if you are not happy with the way something looks, just keep adding to it.
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« Reply #4 on: January 05, 2013 02:44:41 PM »

Wow, I have some fugly boxes and treasure boxes would be great to abandon. LOL So inspired.
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