Box it up

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.


About lerusho

I am obsessed with experimenting, using my fantasy and creating new and unique visions. The challenges are endless and that gives me real inspiration.
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30 Responses to Box it up

  1. zksmith says:

    I love boxes too! The problem is I can never remember what I put where! This looks lovely – the top is brimming with wonderful embellishments. Cute little angel!

    • lerusho says:

      Thanks Zsuzsa, and some of the boxes, I mean the simple ones I used to label, so I know what sits exactly where. By the way I always need to do that with present, if I pack them at the end I never know what goes to whom, so tag them…

  2. Gorgeous. I am in love with the top. Fantastic altered piece.
    Thanks for sharing with us at Craft Hoarders Anon πŸ™‚

  3. kampysgirl says:

    Oh Ruth! how precious!! xoxo

  4. windinn says:

    Just a delightful box you’ve created – I’m especially loving that little angel on the antique sled. It’s a wonderful embellishment!

    • lerusho says:

      Win, I need to admit it, I didn’t make them, but I painted them, the sled was coming brand new, so I wanted to alter it and the cherub is sort of a chalk with so I needed to make him shine πŸ˜‰

  5. massofhair says:

    Stunning altered box Ruth, some great dimension and colours:-) xxx

  6. Lisette says:

    What is it about boxes that seduces us. I don’t even keep anything in most of mine – just have them to look at. This is a beauty, love all the goodies on top and what a great piece of dΓ©cor to display, full or empty, during the festive season.

    • lerusho says:

      Lisette, it is the fact that you can’t see the cat in the box, is it really a cat? Or what sits inside? And it keeps us busy. Look at a box from outside, you don’t see the shape, the colour, what excites a human what is inside. Funny, it is the hidden treasures for the eyes… πŸ™‚

  7. Lisette says:

    I missed out the question mark for my first sentence and am hanging my head in shame :(. Here it is now! ?

  8. lostcoastscrapper1 says:

    So beautiful, love the old sled!! Thanks for joining us at Craft Hoarders Anonymous!

  9. belletamaam says:

    I was drawn to the photo on Art Every Day – had to come see it bigger and up close. It’s wonderful! Love the eclectic collection of wonderful “stuff”!

  10. Very impressive, and you used up some of your hoarded stuff. I was most impressed with the box, and the way you decorated it.

  11. Linda says:

    Wow! I have a small collection of little round cheese boxes that I’m beginning to have ideas about. you may have given me the momentum I need!

  12. I LOVE boxes, too! I love what you have done to yours!

  13. smithgfb says:

    What a beautiful piece! I love the gorgeous roses on top and the little sleigh is amazing! Thanks for joining us at Craft Hoarders Anonymous!

  14. didlet says:

    Stunning! Love all the details. Thanks for joining us at Craft Hoarders Anonymous!

  15. This is just so pretty and sweet. I love the cherub on the sled. That made me giggle…just a bit! I love the pine cones, too! You did a wonderful job! Thanks so much for playing along with the Craft Hoarders Anonymous Challenge!

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