Sunday, April 6, 2008

Altered Recipe Box

cardboard recipe box (the plastic ones would work as well)
assorted scrapbook papers
glue (I used a glue stick for the papers, glue pen for the ribbon)

Measure the width of the bottom half of your box and add 1". Cut two strips of the same paper (one won't fit all the way around) and glue one to the front and one to the back, overlapping at the sides and overhanging at the bottom.

Fold down the corners and glue to the bottom of the box. To finish the bottom, cut a piece of the same paper the exact size as the bottom and glue down to hide the folds.

Measure the width of the top half of the box and add 1/2" (for reference, its the green paper with small daisies) . Again, cut 2 strips of coordinating paper and glue down, overlapping at the sides and overhanging at the top. Again, fold down the corners to the top of the box this time, and glue.

Cut a third coordinating piece of paper the size of the top of the lid plus a little extra to cut into a point that will overhang down the front face. (Use the picture as a reference). Use your ruler to find the center for the point. Glue down.

Glue down ribbon around the top of the box, following the point on the front face (see picture) as well as around the top of the bottom half of the box.

Glue a ripped strip of paper across the top and embellish!

1 comment:

Jeanine said...

Love it, Miss Fancy Pants! :) I did one on our blog too, just not step by step instructions. Dawn did one too, but hasn't posted the pic yet. LOVE yours! You've got such an eye for colours, textures & all the fun embellishments. :) Can't wait to see what else you come up with.