Tuesday, March 25, 2014

An Ordinary Old Box?

I pulled this box out of the recycling bin. 
I am often digging stuff out of the garbage or recycling bin, much to hubby's chagrin. 
I wanted something to store my alphabet stickers in.....

This box looked pretty good, so I pulled out my drawer of patterned scraps, mixed up some white glue and water and slapped on some papers with no plan in mind.

It needed something so I glued some pictures and quotes on also.

Some things are from magazines, a book marker from my grandson's Sunday school lesson, and some cards meant for ATCs.

I like it.
It's eclectic.
It's a cute place to store my stickers.
It was free for me to make.
I find the activity to be therapeutic.
It is inspirational, even though you may not be able to read some of the quotes I added.

I like doing these decoupage projects and have done several. 
If my granddaughter wants to make one we'll cover  a box for her....and the boys too if they want to join in.
As I am going through old magazines I am ripping out pages that I think the kids might like (and some for me too.)
If I can find some appropriate rocks we'll cover rocks!!!

Have fun!
Plain ol' plain is BORING!


  1. That is super cute! I like to reuse good boxes too...they make great storage. Thanks for sharing your project...:)

    Blessings, Vicky

  2. What a cute idea Linda. I love to get those boxes that 8x11 paper comes in where the top lifts off. I have covered a few of those for projects. xo Diana

  3. Bottles and boxes are my weakness...I need boxes to store my boxes in! You have done a cute job of recycling that box...who says crafters aren't "green?" We're as green as they come!

    1. We could compare our box collection!