Thursday, May 24, 2012

My first altered wooden box!

Hi everyone! :)
I'm in a swap on sb.com called "Graphic 45 cigar box & mini swap! Now I've made minis before but never a altered cigar box. So when I was in my local Dollar Tree, I came across a couple of little wooden boxes. They measure a little over 3.5x3.5, and they have hinges on them as well as a little small magnet to keep it closed. I grabbed them up and figured I would eventual do something with them...couldn't leave them there, especially only costing a $1.00 a piece! So I decided to use one now as practice until my Graphic 45 paper pad gets here that I'm going to use on the cigar box. Sorry for all the pics, but I wanted to capture as much detail as possible. :)

This is the natural box when I bought it. Nice and clean! 


I used my homemade alcohol ink to kind of stain the box. As you can see, my fingers were pretty orange by the time I was done! I'm a hands on kind of girl! :)
This is the completed box. I had a ball creating this! Here's more shots and close ups! Thanks for looking! :)





16 comments:

  1. this is so cute! love how bright and colourful it is. can't wait to see the others when you get them done!

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  2. this is so sweet! I LOVE it! Great job!

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    1. Thank you so much Terri!!! :)

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  3. I love it! How funny...I just altered a box today, too! But, you're better than my in already getting a blog post up about it!
    Question...where did you get the adorable feet for the box? Love them!

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    1. Thank you so much Becky! I actually used some large beads I also picked up at the Dollar Tree for the feet.

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  4. Very pretty, i love the jewel feet :)

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  5. Love IT!!! joydee1963 at yahoo dot com

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    1. Thank you Joydee! And welcome to my blog! :)

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  6. Gorgeous! So pretty with all the lace and bling :)

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  7. WOW! This is gorgeous!! I've never done a box before, and now I want to try. I just love this.

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