Monday, May 6, 2013

♥ Shabby Decoupaged Stacking Boxes ♥ {And CS May Linky Party!}

Today is the first Monday of the month...so that means it's time for a new Crafty Secrets DT Challenge and May Linky Party! We would love for you to join in on the fun! Just link any type creation using a Crafty Secrets product at the Heartwarming Vintage Blog and you could win a $50 gift certificate to the Crafty Vintage Girl Store! You have until Sunday the 12th!!


This month we are having a super fun DT Challenge! We were all asked to make something using a different technique. I am making fun things using Decoupage! I must admit though, I never did it before. And guess what?? I am addicted! I love it! I am looking for things to decoupage everywhere! My kids better watch out, I may decoupage them! LOL
I decided to make some shabby chic rose nesting boxes using decoupage. They go perfectly in my newly decorated shabby chic craft room! They are so easy to do and look beautiful sitting on a table just stacked with nothing in them or filled! Here's how to make them!


The Nesting Boxes I purchased are from Michael's. They were only a few dollars for all 4 of them! I first painted them white, using only 1 coat of acrylic paint, since I wanted a shabby look to them.


While they were drying, I printed out some beautiful rose paper from the Radiant Paper Collection and some labels from the Sew Fashionista Digi Stamp Set. I printed everything out on simple white cardstock.


After the paint has completely dried, spread a generous amount of Mod Podge onto the front of the box, where the paper will go.


Using a ruler, carefully run it over the paper to remove any excess glue and air bubbles. Then apply more Mod Podge in the center of the paper and apply Label. Repeat, using ruler.


Now apply a layer of Mod Podge over the paper and label. When dry, apply a second coat.


For the top box, I added a rose (from the Vintage Valentine Kit) to the inside, bottom of the box.


There you have some wonderful, shabby chic stacking boxes that you can display proudly! Just think of the possibilities for these boxes! Crafty Secrets has so many wonderful themes you can choose from to create something special with! Think Christmas, Valentine's Day, Easter, Spring, etc...


Now, don't forget to check out the rest of the Crafty Secrets DT to see what they have created with their special technique!!

                                                      ♥ Vicki Chrisman ~ DT Leader
                                                      ♥ Michele Kovack
                                                      ♥ Darlene Pavlick
                                                      ♥ Rebekah Fairies
                                                      ♥ Sheila Rumney

Oh, and before I forget, right now Crafty Secrets is having a HUGE sale!! You can save 30% off all Regular and Digi Products at the Crafty Vintage Girl Store! Hurry! You only have until this Wednesday, the 8th!! :)


Have a sweet day!

hugs...
         

11 comments:

CathyinMN said...

Your boxes turned out beautifully. I'll have to try this.

Darlene (SCS:akronstamperdpk) said...

Oh Melissa these are FABULOUS! What a great idea and I know what you mean about being addicted to Mod Podge once you start using it! The projects will be endless! Thanks for all the info on how you created these beautiful stackables ... what a wonderful addition to your new shabby chic space! Enjoy!

Crea S said...

Beautifull! They really have that shabby look! Thanks for sharing this great technique!
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Vicki Chrisman said...

What gorgeous containers Melissa! Absolutely darling! Thanks for the great tutorial!

Crafty Secrets Heartwarming Vintage Co. said...

Love-love your decoupage boxes Melissa and the shabby appeal you created with our Radiant paper and label designs from our Sew Fashionista Digital Set. The lettering styles look awesome in the size you printed them at and it all looks fabulous together!

Great job, thanks for sharing
Sandy

Noreen said...

Definitely a feminine look!

Noreen
http://craftyjournal.com

Kristi said...

These are beautiful!

Lisa Carroll said...

This is stunning, Melissa! :)

vina devina said...

so beautiful, smart

Lorraine A said...

these are gorgeous ! I need to find some boxes >>>>>> :-)

luv
Lols x x x

Wendy L said...

These look great. I have just started doing this myself and am addicted too. xxx