Thursday, May 03, 2012

Berry71Bleu Friday Reveal-A Mother's Love Altered Box

Happy Friday to everyone! Today I would like to share with you a Vintage look altered memory box/ gift box that I designed.  I love taking ordinary things and making them extra ordinary with my own 2 hands. Something about watching something transform right before my eyes, gives me great joy.  I created this box using one of  the gorgeous Berry71Bleu tags that Marivic carries in her Etsy Shop. These tags make creating something unique easy and fun!

 I started with a paper mache 12 x 4 box. Painted it with Gesso, and then layered on the distressed edge paper pieces with Mod Podge.

I ran Prima, crochet lace down the sides, and then added the oh, so, gorgeous tag onto the front side.

I stamped some leaves onto cream card stock with a Heartfelt Creations Rose Leaf Stamp, and then cut it out using the matching Spellbinder's Die. I did trim some of the flourishes off so that the swirls were not hanging to far off the sides. I then took a pre-made flower, and two of my Shabby Mauve Texture Roses, and adhered them to the top of the foliage.

 I repeated the flower piece on the front side of the lid.

 I punched and set eyelets into the sides of the box and attached a piece of hand dyed seam binding for a handle. I then took multiple pieces of  ribbon in different shades of pink and tied them onto the handle and then placed  two of my Paper Wishes Butterflies onto the ribbons on both sides of the box.

 For the other 3 sides of the lid and the top, I distress stamped an Ephemera look onto them to complete that Vintage look that I love so much.

I hope you enjoyed a look at the process I use to make everyday items take on a whole new function.

Have a great weekend!! ~Renea


  1. This looks've done a fantastic job altering this ~ & that tag is delicious:):):)

  2. This is showing how much you love your mum. Beautiful and soft like all the mums are!

    XOXO Carla

  3. Beautiful Renea! I love the ribbons flowing down and the butterflies attached! Simply beautiful!

  4. Renea,

    This is gorgeous!! Thank you so much for making such beautiful project!

  5. This is sooo beautiful Renea...the colours are so soft and gentle and the box just speaks of elegance, softness and beauty! Stunning!

  6. Stunning project Renea.. love it to bits!!! :))

  7. wow this is such a lovely gift idea!

  8. Love this box, its simply elegant! The textures, colours ... all work perfectly together :)

  9. This is really beautiful! Well done!!


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