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A little paper project. A thrifted box makeover.

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Hello my friends. Today I share a mini makeover with you. A little paper project I did while in the middle of stringing shells and driftwood (project summerification is still going strong). A dear friend of mine was in dire need of some chocolate and love. So I dashed into the kitchen, and then dug into my stash, to come up with  a little heart warming gift.

 

 Pretty papers and a little modpodge is all I needed to give a thrifted box a much needed makeover. Now this little heart shaped box is the perfect container for some chocolates. www.songbirdblog.com

 

This isn’t a perfect project by a long shot. But this thrifted box makeover was quick and easy and it does the trick. Let me show you what I started out with.   thrifted heart box makeover

 

A thrifted heart shaped box with an ugly pattern and a rather roughed up finish. But it was otherwise clean and intact, so I set out to make her (more) beautiful again. First order of business, a ground layer.

 

thrifted heart box makeover gesso

 

I gesso-ed the box. I love that stuff. It is easy to apply, quick to dry and it is the perfect ground layer for further steps. The gesso, made the surface less slippery which helped the papers to adhere and it also covered the pattern a bit.

 

thrifted heart box makeover with modpodge

The wonder of modpodge. It goes on all streaky and white, and dries clear and hard.

 

 

I choose Whiskergraphics Bitty bags for the paper ( I think I used four mid sized bags for this), and modpodged them on. I loved using the bags this way. The paper is nice and thin and is easy to decoupage.

 

Pretty papers and a little modpodge is all I needed to give a thrifted box a much needed makeover. Now this little heart shaped box is the perfect container for some chocolates. www.songbirdblog.com

And all the patterns coordinate so well together. I choose the polka dot for the outside. Since this paper has more white than red, I painted the outside of the box white with some regular craft paint(step not shown). Otherwise the original pattern of the box would show underneath the white paper. And that was it. Box makeover completed.

 

modpodged heart box polkadot papers

 

A little heart shaped box ready to be filled with something good….   All in all this project took a little over an hour, in several sessions of ten minutes. There was little work, but lots of drying time involved. But that drying time gave me the chance to finish up my work in the kitchen…..

 

 

Pretty papers and a little modpodge is all I needed to give a thrifted box a much needed makeover. Now this little heart shaped box is the perfect container for some chocolates. www.songbirdblog.com

 

If you want to know about those chocolate goodies inside the box, you will have to come back tomorrow……

 

Special Thanks to Whisker Graphics for supplying me with the paper to do this project. 

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  1. Lucky friend! Sweet makeover.

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