I love boxes, actually I collect boxes, I keep all kind of stuff n boxes. I keep my hoarder craft flowers in boxes, my brads or even some of my dies, or the best my found object. So as you can see box it up is all cut for me. At Craft hoarders anonymous challenge #20 was to alter any box. Yoohoo, box check, hoarded and found objects check, here is the result:
Do you want to see how the original looked like? Well it was a simple craft brown paper box:
That I painted white with gesso, I applied gesso also to protect the box from the later used mediums and hot glue gun:
Then I opened my boxes, you know those ones that hold the treasures. Let’ see what did I found. A vintage sleigh, a little cherub, some pinecones, flowers and all kinds of other embellishments, and pieces of tree bark. The cherub got painted with inks golds and white chalk. The tree bark was also handled with some white chalk. The vintage sleigh got a layer of white chalk and the metal parts rusty vintage varnish. The pinecones were ice frosted. Finally a lot of glitter was spread all around. The side of the box got dressed with a ribbon, the little bows were hand sewn. Now you can enjoy a tour around my altered winter home deco box:
And the top:
If you like boxes why don’t you join Craft hoarders Anonymous challenge #20.