It all started with my husband saying he didn’t like the natural wood box in our bedroom. Apparently the rustic look I was going for was lost on him. Granted, it is an old box that I’ve been carting around for the past 10 years.
My plan has been to decoupage the box using patterned paper to match my bedroom. I’ve been keeping an eye out for some fabulous paper to come along in blues and apple green. I finally found what I was searching for with Bo Bunny’s Welcome Home collection.
Decoupage is so much fun and easy to do. The hardest part for me is deciding on the design. I tried several different paper piece designs for the lid of the box before coming up with something I liked. With that done, the project was as simple as 1, 2, 3.
1. Cut patterned paper.
3. An hour later, once it dries, finish off the lid edge with some lovely ribbon.
I left the design pretty flat and simple so I could put items on top of it. All in all I was happy with the result. My husband seemed to like it too. Not too bad for a morning of crafting!
Now that I’m on the kick, I’ve inspired myself to decoupage a shoebox or two for my daughter’s room. If you haven’t tried it yet, you really should!
Your Home Décor Crafter,
P.S. It’s time to announce the winner of our Scrapbooking Tips & Tricks: Summer Fun & Travel post!
Candy (July 26, 12:22 p.m.)
Congrats, Candy! You’ve won a copy of this new special issue! Kelly will be contacting you shortly to get your address. Thanks to all who left comments!