How to Upcycle a Packaging Box Into a Steampunk Box

by Vicky Tovar

Altered perfume packaging for CraftWell


  • 1 Snap Machine
  • Liquid Gloss, Ranger
  • HeroArts Shimmer mist.
  • Distress paints, TH, Ranger
  • 3D embossing folder, TH, Sizzix
  • Dies, Graphic 45
  • Black Metallic Texture Paste, Heidi Swap
  • Hitch Fasteners, IdeOlogy, TH
  • Metallic Water Colors,
  • Steampunk gears light bulb Creative Embellishments
  • Metallic foil tape
  • Broad Tip Glue paint, CTMH
  • ModPodge
  • Distress Collage Medium, TH, Ranger
  • Printed paper, World Life Collection,
  • Instructions

    Step 1

    Step 2

    I started with this old perfume box

    Step 3

    I added some paper to the sides

    Step 4

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

    Step 5

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

    Step 6

    I covered the whole thing with ModPodge

    Step 7

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

    Step 8

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

    Step 9

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

    Step 10

    It looks so metallic and old.

    Step 11

    I added the gears to the box using the wet glue

    Step 12

    I looks great, but wait...

    Step 13

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

    Step 14

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

    Step 15

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

    Step 16

    I cutout some fake drawer pulls.

    Step 17

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

    Step 18

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

    Step 19

    Looks cool and old...

    Step 20

    I ended up using my heat gun...

    Step 21

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

    Step 22

    I sprayed the whole thing with shimmer mist...

    Step 23

    It adds an amazing effect.

    Step 24

    also to the light bulb.

    Step 25

    I added the same layers to the box.

    Step 26

    And attached the gears from Finnabair left over project.

    Step 27

    And some fasteners from TH.

    Step 28

    Also altered some CE gears.

    Step 29

    Compare to the real ones, no bad...

    Step 30

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

    Step 31

    great shine and makes more realistic...

    Step 32

    The final project.