So this project was born when Liz @ Bon Temps Beignet posted this project and got me thinking that we have several areas in our living room that I would love some cute boxes to fill! See exhibit A below:
And then I remembered that I had a few of these sitting around from when we used to sell things on Ebay. (I did not go to the post office and commandeer any...please don't do that! Any box will work! I just remembered these because she used them too!)
I took them outside and set up a little painting station..
And taped all of the flaps inside to hold it firmly together.
Then I coated them with white spray paint to hide the markings. Maybe you will get lucky and have some that are plain white!
Once they dried I took these babies down to my girl cave and stood them on end on top of my scrapbook paper that I got on clearance at Michael's. I traced the ends and cut out one in each pattern.
Because i am a perfectionist I held them up to the box to make sure I cut the right size.
And then I used Mod Podge both under and on the outside of the paper to hold it well. Once I smeared it all on I used my fingers to smooth out any bubbles.
Once they dried they looked like this:
Next, I took a thumb tack and made a hole on each side of the box about halfway back.
I took some jute and threaded it through the hole, tying a knot to secure it. Then I pulled the string around the front, threaded a key tag on and did the same on the other side of the box.
I ended up with this look going. I was going to put numbers on the tags but it seemed silly with only two boxes. And I don;t have something specific for them to hold, more of just clutter catchers. So I settled for "Love You." Why? I have no idea :)
And here are the little cuties in their places! Ignore all of the cords and dust. Its a work in progress people! Just keepin it real!
Aren't they so cute!?
This shot was at night, so the lighting is a little weird. And you get my leg in the corner. You are welcome.
I really want to make more of these. I may undertake a larger box next time. We will see! It was seriously so easy though. and a much better solution than paying $5-8 for a storage box from the store!
I wanted to show you guys this cute baby dedication cake that I made last week too. I love it :)
That's all I have for now! Love you, friends!