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Monday, February 25, 2013

Dollar Store Box Redo

     With the snow covering everything and no sign of Spring in sight I decided that a little Spring cleaning was in order. {If I pretend its Spring will it come true? I'm hoping so!} Today I spent my morning shoveling out my bedroom. My kids {who are home on mid-winter break} thought it was great fun to go under our bed and push everything out! Its amazing what a sense of accomplishment is achieved just by finishing that one room! But I'm not here to talk about a clean room, I have a little project to share!

     If you read my last post, I told you I had a few free decorating ideas for your house and promised a few projects by using what I have. So today I am here to make good on that promise! As a disclaimer, you may not have these items on hand~in my defense, I did. If you don't, this whole project can be done for under $5.00.

     I bought the box last spring from Dollar General for $3.00, the paint I had and the paper was purchased from Hobby Lobby some time ago as well. {I couldn't pass up this weathered wood paper even though I didn't know then what I would do with it!}.

     So I started with this box that in and of itself wasn't bad, it just wasn't my style either.

I decided to try and cover it with the scrapbook paper. I figured at $3.00 I couldn't go wrong.

Here's what we are going to do:

1}     You will need craft paint and a brush. {I took off the ribbon}

2}     Start by painting the edges of the box that wouldn't be covered by the paper.

3}     Spay adhesive will keep your paper from looking lumpy as regular glue would, and it sticks really well. {Make sure you do this part in a well-ventilated area and cover any near by surface with something~I used trash bags}

4}     Trace your box lid and sides onto your paper then cut them out and glue on. {I used a light even coat of the adhesive.}

And here's the result: {I can't decide where his home shall be yet}

I love a cheap/free project! 

I'm back to the drawing board on a different project that turned out badly. :(  Does that ever happen to you? I'm hoping that out of the ashes will come something even better.......I'll keep you posted!

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