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Thursday, September 24, 2009

{keepsake boxes}



These are so fun! I first made these when I wanted something special to give to some girls in a youth program I worked with were turning 16 years old. I thought a keepsake box, for all of their letters, mementos, etc. would be perfect.
However, these can be adapted for any need. A baby box (it would make a great gift), jewelry box for a little girl (or big girl!), recipe box...the ideas are endless.




Items you need:

-cardboard craft box, any size desired
-craft paint
-foam brushes
-scrapbook paper
-ribbon, embellishments, coordinating paper
-Mod Podge

Directions:

1. Paint the box and lid the desired color. Let dry.
2. Cut scrapbook paper just smaller than the top of the lid, and each side, so it will leave an edge around it, showing the paint.
3. Use mod podge to adhere paper to box, then cover every surface (including painted surface) with the mod podge. Let dry.
4. Embellish as desired. I love ribbon, different types of lettering, coordinating card stock and scrapbook paper---the sky is the limit!

4 Comments:

Blogger Positively Creative! said...

Great Idea!! I did this for my daughter's 8th baptism and had the guests write on coordinating cardstock to be put in the box. It also has things from her baptism like her program, pictures etc...I got alot of compliments. It was actually just a shoe box I saved!
BTW I love your blog...you are super talented!
Thanks for sharing your awesomeness girl!

May 1, 2009 at 11:59 AM  
Blogger mommy2luke2008 said...

I saved some envelope boxes from my work and am going to use them to store photos!!

December 31, 2009 at 9:59 AM  
Blogger Mod Podge Amy said...

Those are such cute boxes!! They turned out so great!!

June 29, 2011 at 11:56 AM  
Blogger kAtY pAcKeR (: said...

This is a way super cute idea! It's kinda funny because my name is Katy and my sister's name is Sara just like in those pictures! Also we are 15 and 17. (:

April 25, 2012 at 10:48 PM  

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