If you are like me you have a stash of alterable items in tub just waiting to be decorated. I love unfinished wood items, frames, paper mache items, etc that I pick up at craft stores. I also find unique one of a kind pieces at garage or estate sales. This last summer I found this heart shaped wood box at a garage sale. It's been sitting there just waiting to be decorated.
First I removed the hinges to I could cover the top without any extra trimming. Once removed I used a Tim Holtz, distress stain in aged mahogany to cover the sides and the edges. I love the distress stain to use on wood in place of paint. It's quick and easy, though it can be a little messy. I then covered the top with patterened paper from Bo Bunny's, Love Letter's line. Attach the paper using Beacon's 3 in 1 adhesive. Trim any excess paper and then cover the paper edges with a bit of the distress stain or matching ink. Replace the hinges and you have a cute box.
Here's a look at the inside of the box. See how nice the distress stain is on the wood.
I created the flowers using several coordinating papers that I ran through my big shot using the Tim Holtz tattered flower garland die, I layered several flowers together and secured them together with a glittery brad from We R Memory Keepers. Attach using Beacon's 3 in 1. I also attached a small handle at the tip of the heart to make it easy to open. Just use a bit of Beacon's to attach.
Thanks for looking ~ Michelle