How to Alter Box to Hold Essential Oils

I love to alter my containers for my household items, it gives that personal touch. My essential oil collection is growing and I needed a place to hold them, so here we go.

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How to Alter Box to Hold Essential Oils
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This is the paper mache box I used to alter.

This is the paper mache box I used to alter.

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I started by adding Mud Paste through these stencils on my box and allow to dry for some pretty texture. Give it a coat of gesso once dry.

I started by adding Mud Paste through these stencils on my box and allow to dry for some pretty texture. Give it a coat of gesso once dry.

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For some added texture I added this chicken wire to the top of the box. I also added some random metal pieces, cover with white gesso.

For some added texture I added this chicken wire to the top of the box. I also added some random metal pieces, cover with white gesso.

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Melt your UTEE in your pot and then dip your flowers until completely covered. Stick in a piece of styrofoam to dry.

Melt your UTEE in your pot and then dip your flowers until completely covered. Stick in a piece of styrofoam to dry.

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I took this white mulberry flowers and painted them with different shades of AA's Velvet, Orchid, Taxi Cab, Rose & Reef. Dry them completely before the next step.

I took this white mulberry flowers and painted them with different shades of AA's Velvet, Orchid, Taxi Cab, Rose & Reef. Dry them completely before the next step.

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Melt your UTEE in your pot and then dip your flowers until completely covered. Stick in a piece of styrofoam to dry.

Melt your UTEE in your pot and then dip your flowers until completely covered. Stick in a piece of styrofoam to dry.

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These are the different colors I used to paint the flowers before dipping in the melted UTEE.

These are the different colors I used to paint the flowers before dipping in the melted UTEE.

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The UTEE provides a gorgeous coating to your flowers and makes them look like glass

The UTEE provides a gorgeous coating to your flowers and makes them look like glass

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Here is a photo of the flowers up close, I dry brushed them with white gesso, which I think next time I will leave this step out because I prefer them without the dry brushing.

Here is a photo of the flowers up close, I dry brushed them with white gesso, which I think next time I will leave this step out because I prefer them without the dry brushing.

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Here is a photo of the flowers up close, I dry brushed them with white gesso, which I think next time I will leave this step out because I prefer them without the dry brushing.

Here is a photo of the flowers up close, I dry brushed them with white gesso, which I think next time I will leave this step out because I prefer them without the dry brushing.

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Using your finger take the gold metal effects and rub on the top of your high points.

Using your finger take the gold metal effects and rub on the top of your high points.

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Here is a photo of the inside of the box. Now my essential oils have a nice place to call home.

Here is a photo of the inside of the box. Now my essential oils have a nice place to call home.

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Add my title and distress the edges also with the metal effects gold.

Add my title and distress the edges also with the metal effects gold.

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Hope you enjoyed this process, would love you to stop by my blog and follow me for more inspiration. http://toni-burks.blogspot.com/

Hope you enjoyed this process, would love you to stop by my blog and follow me for more inspiration. toni-burks.blogspot.com/

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I also am on Pinterest here http://toni-burks.blogspot.com/ as well as facebook https://www.facebook.com/toni.burksgrijalva

I also am on Pinterest here toni-burks.blogspot.com/ as well as facebook www.facebook.com/toni.burksgr…

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Happy creating !

Happy creating !

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