When it comes to holding on to sentimental trinkets, tickets stubs, pictures, etc… I, Ellen, am a pro. Sometimes there are just some things you’re not quite ready to part with yet, but what do you do with them? Mine usually end up in a shoebox of some sort and become an unfortunate eye-sore.
Since I’m aware of my “sentimental” tendencies, I usually keep an eye out for good “catch-all” boxes. One of my new favorites happens to be the Bare Minerals starter kit box! Random I know, but so good! It’s a unique shape yet very sturdy!
Giving a simple, mundane object a makeover can make the biggest difference! Like Ashley’s DIY jewelry stand!
What you’ll need:
- Make-up box
- Adhesive craft paper
(feels like fabric but is used like paper! At Hobby Lobby for $2.99)
- Exacto Knife
- Gaff Tape
Let’s “Get Started” ha!
Start with your box (dust off any access dirt/make-up)
Peel off the back of adhesive paper
Align paper edge with side of box lid
Press together and crease edges for smooth finish
Continue to press and smooth!
Use your exacto knife for nice & clean trimmed edges!
Here comes the tricky part….the corners!
Take your scissors and snip a small/skinny triangle out of the paper, right where the corner of the box is.
This will give you “flaps” for each side of the box that you then simply fold down and over each other!
(TIP! Use the glue to for extra staying power for the edges, especially if you know you’re box will be getting lots of use!)
Now for the bottom part.
If you don’t feel like busting out your paints and giving it a fresh coat of color, you can go the express route like I did and use Gaff Tape!
It’s sturdy production tape that is used to tape cords down and such. It has a nice textile feel to it that was similar to my craft paper so I thought I’d give it a try!
Shh…don’t tell my husband I used his tape!
Wrap it in nice even rows! So easy!
And now you have an adorable & new catch-all box, a newly decorated make-up box, a new pencil box for back to school, a great little gift box…really, the options are endless! All it takes is a little time and resourcefulness!
Go Be Crafty!