Friday, September 23, 2011

Decorative box made using the Sophie cartridge

Hello, friends!

Today I have a box that I altered for my sister Dora using the Sophie cartridge.  I thought it would be great to put jewelry or trinkets in. I bought the box at Hobby Lobby in the clearance section. It started out red with a rooster on the side. She is a vegetarian, so I did not think she would appreciate the chicken on the side (that joke is for her...she reads my blog).

I painted the box first using acrylic paint. I believe the shade was called bamboo. Then I added the leaves using modge podge. The layers were done individually and saturated completely with the modge podge, so there would not be any bubbles. The ribbon was added with a hot glue gun.

I cut the leaves out at 5".
The doiley was cut out at 5".
The 'D' was cut using the American Alphabet cartridge at 4".
Thanks so much for stopping by this week! I will see you all back here next week. 

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froggie said...

OMG, Can't believe I am the first to post a comment! Melanie your decorative box is really cute, I need an idea for my sisters birthday and you just help me find it!
Have a great day!

Kris Dietz said...

This is such a pretty little box. TFS.

dietzrobles at yahoo dot com

Northwoodszoo said...

What a great way to re-purpose at a bargain price. Thanks for the inspiration.

Martina R. said...

Cute box. I recently purchased the Sweet Tooth boxes cartridge and I must say......I LOVE IT. You never know when you might need a quick box and it can be used for any occasion.
Happy crafting.

Bunnyfreak said...

Love the colors.

Judi said...

LOVE the box! I have been making boxes for quite some time now with papers and stamps, etc. They are so fun to make and everyone really loves getting both a beautiful box as well as the gift inside. Thanks for sharing!!! :D

hopefulcrafter said...

Cute, cute box!! thank you for such wonderful ideas!

Loster said...

Glad to see that Modge Podge is still alive - you've given us some great ideas with it. Thank you.

CARDS by SUSAN said...

Adorable. I alter boxes I get at Michaels in the Dollar Spot all of the time! GREAT fun!
Thanks for sharing

meredemaison said...

Melanie, this is so beautiful! I love the color of paint that you chose, the way you embellished the box and your rooster joke!!! TFS!

Got2BCrafting said...

It's such a pretty box.. she is gonna love it!!

Anonymous said...

This box is sooo cute! Thanks for the ideas again!

kathleen (

Christine America Real said...

This is a sweet little box, I think your sister will love it!

Susan said...

Terrific idea!
SusanJ in Atlanta

Scrapper69 said...

This is sooo Pretty Melanie! I'm sure your sister just loves it! TFS! :o)


scrapdiva said...

beautiful box

Marissa said...

Cute box! I would love it if MY sister made me something like this!

Java Jen's Creations said...

Love this box!! I'm excited to use my Sophie cartridge when it gets here!!

Anonymous said...

I like the decorative box. Cute for a small gift too.
Sharon (scrappyone)

Kim. said...

Aw this is really pretty, love the cuts used.
Kim xXx

Carolyn K said...

This box is so pretty. It's great to know about the use of mod podge too. Thanks Melanie!

Betsy said...

Very pretty! I'd like to get a gift in a box like this!!!