How to Create an Upcycled Box

How to make an upcycled box for gift giving.

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How to Create an Upcycled Box
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I started out with this sturdy box left over from a make up kit.  I liked the color of the box and the fact that ribbon was already attached.  Bohemian Bazaar from Graphic 45 was a perfect match.

I started out with this sturdy box left over from a make up kit. I liked the color of the box and the fact that ribbon was already attached. Bohemian Bazaar from Graphic 45 was a perfect match.

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To start off, I picked out my papers and took some measurements.  Nothing had to be perfect, since I decided to embrace the colors present in the box and let the edges show.

To start off, I picked out my papers and took some measurements. Nothing had to be perfect, since I decided to embrace the colors present in the box and let the edges show.

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To create interest on the top, I matted the title page of the paper with a contrasting paper that had a small print.

To create interest on the top, I matted the title page of the paper with a contrasting paper that had a small print.

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I used scor tape throughout this project.  I love that it is ready for you when you want, and there is zero dry time!

I used scor tape throughout this project. I love that it is ready for you when you want, and there is zero dry time!

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Next, I started to play with the layout of my embellishments.  I always try to plan things out so that I have balance with color, as well as content.

Next, I started to play with the layout of my embellishments. I always try to plan things out so that I have balance with color, as well as content.

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In order to give my resin pieces a little more interest, I used Vintaj Patina.  I simply added it in a few spots and then wiped it off, letting a bit of the color stay in the crevices.

In order to give my resin pieces a little more interest, I used Vintaj Patina. I simply added it in a few spots and then wiped it off, letting a bit of the color stay in the crevices.

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A heavy craft glue was used to adhere my flowers and corners.

A heavy craft glue was used to adhere my flowers and corners.

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And here is the lovely finished box, ready for gifting!

And here is the lovely finished box, ready for gifting!

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