Tuesday, 24 December 2013

Altered box

 Hello crafters,
Am really excited sharing this post with you cos I dint expect that this project would come out this beautifully!
 I had this glassware box with compartments,  and was wondering what to do with it and voila I took some empty tissue rolls too and this is what I came up with!

Oh I have soooo many bangles just lying around without proper storage and this is is going to make organising them easier. This gift is for me!!!
I painted the whole box with black acrylic paint and then  used the PP from Recollections(fashionably chic) paper pack and stuck all the sides.
Since it was going to be a bangle box, wanted to create an ornate look and so I tried using the aluminium foil technique to give the faux metal looks on the corners of the box, the base of the handle and the front lock.
A few Cheery Lynn Daisy blooms(B310),olive branches,flourishes and some cute sentiments on  the lid completed the look.  I also altered an old key(to match the color scheme) and stuck on the lid. The white lace trim gives the feminine touch to it and within a couple of hours, I managed to get the look I wanted.

 When you open the box, there is ample space for storing bangles and now my dressing table will have this lovely box sitting on it and I shall have the pleasure of seeing this everyday!
 Pl do let me know your feedback on this and am sure you can do one for yourself too!
Am linking this too...
I have used PP, sprays, die cuts and embellishments.
 Wishing all of you a meery christmas.
As always, happy crafting and recycling...

A closer look at the altered key...

The sprayed and crackelled handle and the faux metal base for the handle...
 The faux metal flap on the lid, below which are the Velcro fasteners...
 Ample storage for bangles....


  1. Wow! stunning deco Rupa! love those flowers:)

  2. Seriously Rupa, you have such brilliant aesthetic sense. The box looks so beautiful. And what a great idea to use aluminum foil for corners!! love all the details. :)

  3. WOw ! I loved the faux metallic handle n corners..looks real metal !The overall ornate has come out so beautifully,perfect to beautify a dressing table :) .You are very creative in altering stuffs Rupa !

  4. Superb idea rupa!..loved it :) blooms are cute..

  5. What a clever idea for a beautiful project!!! Thanks so much for playing along with us at Cheery Lynn Designs this week!

  6. Oh wow that's a great place to storage your bracelets and you have so many!! Your box is a beautiful piece of art I love the colours and cute lace around the border and the daisy die fits just perfect in it all!! Thank you so much for playing with us this week at Cheery Lynn Designs and good luck in our challenge xox Amy ;-)

  7. What a wonderful project - I love all your different embellishments, but the flowers are gorgeous. Thanks for sharing your wonderful make with us at Anything But A Card for our mini challenge this month.

  8. I love gifts for me too Rupa! What a terrific job you did to repurpose. Flowers are delightful too. Thank you for joining us in our Spotlight Challenge.

  9. What a lovely vintage box, Rupa. Good luck and thanks for joining in on the fun at Cheery Lynn Designs challenge.

  10. Just gorgeous! Love everything about it!!!! WOW!!!
    Thank you for joining in on the fun at Cheery Lynn Designs))

  11. Now thats a stunner !!! Love everything about it !
    the blooms look interesting and the colors you picked are beautiful too.
    Thanks for playing with us at BGC #44 - 3D gift challenge

  12. Incredible creation indeed,surely a must try on :) Thanks for joining us @BGC.

    Bips,BGC DT