Tuesday, March 26, 2013

A Steampunk Gift Box

A few months ago I decorated a hatbox using pictures from last year's calendar, because the pictures were too cool to just throw away at the end of the year. http://overthecrescentmoon.blogspot.com/2012/09/a-hatbox-for-blaze.html
This week, I did a very similar project with a wine gift box that was on the "free blanket" at the park one Thursday (every Thursday, the local homeschool group has a special playtime at the park, which includes a blanket where families can give away things they no longer need). 

This is what it looked like originally:

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I started by spray painting the box a solid color.

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Then I added a large calendar page to the box, using Mod Podge. When it was dry, I went over the entire box with a coating of Mod Podge to protect the picture and add shine. 

I did the same thing for the box lid, but I used the small pictures from the backside of the calendar for the lid, along with a circle cut from scrapbook paper. 

I replaced the original cord with a thin strip of leather.

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There are still a few more pages of the calendar. I'm not sure what I'll do with them yet, but I'm sure I'll think of something.

2 comments:

Me said...

We have a possibility of going to Dragon Con this year, do you know if you all will be attending again this year?

Crescent Moon said...

I'm hoping to. We couldn't afford it last year, but I think we'll be able to this year. The parents of the little girl I've been babysitting for are planning on showing art there.

Crafty Crow