How to Upcycle a Packaging Box Into a Steampunk Box

Altered perfume packaging for CraftWell

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How to Upcycle a Packaging Box Into a Steampunk Box
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I started with this old perfume box

I started with this old perfume box

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I added some paper to the sides

I added some paper to the sides

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Using Distress Collage Medium. And added a Drawer Pull Knopf.

Using Distress Collage Medium. And added a Drawer Pull Knopf.

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I added some paper inside the box to cover the Fendi add.

I added some paper inside the box to cover the Fendi add.

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I covered the whole thing with ModPodge

I covered the whole thing with ModPodge

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I cut some gears using Graphic 45 new dies. And Embossed some old foil tape covered card stock with the 3D embossing folder.

I cut some gears using Graphic 45 new dies. And Embossed some old foil tape covered card stock with the 3D embossing folder.

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I used my Cool Snap machine from CraftWell and didn't have a problem embossing the thick material...

I used my Cool Snap machine from CraftWell and didn't have a problem embossing the thick material...

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I added some of the metallic paste to distress the amazing embossed foil...

I added some of the metallic paste to distress the amazing embossed foil...

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It looks so metallic and old.

It looks so metallic and old.

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I added the gears to the box using the wet glue

I added the gears to the box using the wet glue

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I looks great, but wait...

I looks great, but wait...

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Adding some metallic paste really brings out the steampunk...

Adding some metallic paste really brings out the steampunk...

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I added the embossed pieces to the other side...

I added the embossed pieces to the other side...

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I used some of the CE gears, light bulbs and other shapes.

I used some of the CE gears, light bulbs and other shapes.

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I cutout some fake drawer pulls.

I cutout some fake drawer pulls.

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While I was waiting for the painted shapes dried...

While I was waiting for the painted shapes dried...

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I added some layers of paint to create a patina effect...

I added some layers of paint to create a patina effect...

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Looks cool and old...

Looks cool and old...

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I ended up using my heat gun...

I ended up using my heat gun...

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I added some words using the old type writer alphas from my stash.

I added some words using the old type writer alphas from my stash.

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I sprayed the whole thing with shimmer mist...

I sprayed the whole thing with shimmer mist...

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It adds an amazing effect.

It adds an amazing effect.

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also to the light bulb.

also to the light bulb.

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I added the same layers to the box.

I added the same layers to the box.

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And attached the gears from Finnabair left over project.

And attached the gears from Finnabair left over project.

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And some fasteners from TH.

And some fasteners from TH.

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Also altered some CE gears.

Also altered some CE gears.

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Compare to the real ones, no bad...

Compare to the real ones, no bad...

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I added some liquid gloss to the fake drawer pull...

I added some liquid gloss to the fake drawer pull...

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great shine and makes more realistic...

great shine and makes more realistic...

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The final project.

The final project.

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