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Wednesday, 13 April 2011

Altered Box

Still a work in progress cos I may decorate it more as time goes by but here's what I did to a box we most probably will throw away... I'm recycling and upcycling and loving it! :)

I wonder how many of you remember the apollo biscuit snacks we used to have when we were kids. I bought a box from a friend sometime back and it was totally fun eating something I used to love as a kid. Now that the snack is gone.. I was wondering what to do with the box and with my recent obsession for washi tape, I thought, hey, why not make a box to put them in! 

And that's where the inspiration for this project came from :)

First I covered the whole box with kraft paper. Well, I guess most of you know how much I love kraft paper by now. I actually applied kraft paper to the inside bottom of the box as well to strengthen the bottom. I don't like a flimsy box :)

After the glue dried slightly, I applied washi tape to every corner of the box! :) I don't have a lot of washi tape yet so there's repetition of the tape used but I'm kinda liking it. I just doodled a bit on the box but that was after I took the pictures so maybe I'll share pictures after I play with the box a bit more :P

The little 'Fragile' and 'Keep Dry' sticker is actually saved from the packaging that the washi tapes came in :) I thought they were cute and saved them to use for my box :)



~amy~ said...

fun altered box!

Blossom inch said...

nice one Evelin...