How to Do Up an Old Wooden Box and Make It Divine

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How to Do Up an Old Wooden Box and Make It Divine
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Find a nice wooden box with some detailing...

Find a nice wooden box with some detailing...

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And nice hinges

And nice hinges

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...but not necessarily the best interior. I picked this up at a garage sale for $5

...but not necessarily the best interior. I picked this up at a garage sale for $5

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Find paper covering for your box. This is an old poster but use wrapping paper, tissue paper, newspaper or whatever. A small floral motif would have been my next choice

Find paper covering for your box. This is an old poster but use wrapping paper, tissue paper, newspaper or whatever. A small floral motif would have been my next choice

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Pick out parts that you like and paint them a bright color to show them off, that goes well with your paper. I particularly like gold. Also run some paint around the edges where your paper won't cover

Pick out parts that you like and paint them a bright color to show them off, that goes well with your paper. I particularly like gold. Also run some paint around the edges where your paper won't cover

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Measure up your box accurately to cut your paper to size. Make it 1mm smaller than the surface, and it fits well.

Measure up your box accurately to cut your paper to size. Make it 1mm smaller than the surface, and it fits well.

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Cut paper to size

Cut paper to size

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Use decoupage medium to stick the paper to the box..

Use decoupage medium to stick the paper to the box..

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...and varnish!

...and varnish!

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Velvet time! I went with crushed, of a deep watermelon. Make sure its thin to make later manipulation easier. Make a pattern by measuring the inside dimensions of the box, and cut!

Velvet time! I went with crushed, of a deep watermelon. Make sure its thin to make later manipulation easier. Make a pattern by measuring the inside dimensions of the box, and cut!

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Run a line of craft glue along the top edge and  the join of the floor and wall of the box. Fold over the top edge of the fabric for a neat finish

Run a line of craft glue along the top edge and the join of the floor and wall of the box. Fold over the top edge of the fabric for a neat finish

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Repeat for the other side

Repeat for the other side

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And voila!

And voila!

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I had an old cheese box which I couldn't help but paint gold and...

I had an old cheese box which I couldn't help but paint gold and...

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Start on some jewellery partitions. The possibilities are endless!

Start on some jewellery partitions. The possibilities are endless!

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