Wednesday, September 19, 2007

Directions for altered boxes



1. Start with a plain box




2. Paint the box where you want.




3. You will use Mod Podge and a sponge brush.

















4. Measure your paper.
5. Apply the mod podge to the box.



5. Apply paper to the top of the box. Then use a ruler, or your hand, to get out any air bubbles.


6. Add your paper to the front and back first(the side of the boxes.) Be sure when you cut it you leave enough to wrap around the sides.




7. Fold the bottom like you are gift wrapping a present; then glue down. (This is the bottom of the box.)


8. Trim the paper for the sides of the box, but don't leave the extra to wrap. This piece is going to cover the the wrapping from the front and back.

9. Once you have all your paper on this is what the bottom of you box will look like. You can add some felt to the bottom to hide this.



10. The last part is to decorate as wanted. You can use the same glue you used for the paper on your ribbon and embellishments. Just remember that where ever that glue touches it makes it kinda shiny so be careful with it.


The finished box!












4 comments:

pescbrico said...

This is a good tutorial! Thanks for sharing with us!

Anonymous said...

awesome tutorial Christie!! Are you sure you don't want to be a teacher?... summers off! LOL
Cindi
:)

Kim- hutchink :) said...

What an awesome tutorial! Love these boxes!

Beth said...

Great tutorial, Christie. I'm going to make one of these for my niece for Christmas. Thanks for the inspiration.

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