Cherry Blossom Altered Box

Hello creative friends !
Eva here! Today we will be altering this easy and super cute box using my favourite collection Poppy’s & Roses. To start, you will need these alterable boxes. I have used the 4” size ones.

Start by priming the box using white Little Birdie gesso using a brush.

Since the Poppy’s and Roses pack comes with a coordinating decoupage sheet, I adhered them to the cover of my box using the Little Birdie Deco Magic glue and left them to dry naturally. I did the glossy finish for my cover.

Now comes my favourite part – Stencils. I used this geometric stencil and created textures on my box base using the Little Birdie 2 in 1 Mixed Media Paste. Gave it a red coat using acrylic paints but You can also go for the matte finished look using chalk paints.

Then to add more dimension and depth on the cover, I cut assorted sizes of rectangles using the Poppy’s and Roses paperpack and then started layering them.

To give the box more definition I used a lot of stone pellets, beads, flowers and other embellishments.

Here’s a close up of the different details of the box. Hope You enjoy creating these cute altered boxes.

Little Birdie Materials :

  1. Poppy’s & Roses paperpack
  2. Poppy’s & Roses decoupage sheet
  3. Mixed media paste
  4. White gesso
  5. Rectangle thin cut dies
  6. Handmade Flowers
  7. Stone pellets
  8. Geometric Stencil

Lots of Love,

Altered Mini Trinket Chest

Hello Little Birdie fans, hope you all are doing great and enjoying spring.

Today I am on the blog to show a step by step tutorial on how I altered an old box into a spring inspired mini trinket chest.

I had an old box in my stash which I had bought from a flea market during one of my trips to Singapore. I gave the box a thick coat of white gesso in and out.

I realized the box was chipping in many places so I added Mont Marte modelling paste with a knife to fill the gaps in the wood to make it more sturdy.

To cover the box from outside, I chose a decoupage paper Joyful Wings which had birds as motif. I cut the paper as per the measurement of the box into different size strips and adhered them with the help of Little Birdie Deco Magic glue – Matt.

The surface of the box was a little uneven so I decided to cover the top with pattern paper strips from my stash.

I roughly tore the pattern paper into strips with my hands and distressed the edges with Vintage photo distress ink. I added 2 layers of strips on both the sides of the top leaving the birds motif from my decoupage paper peeping out through the strips

I decorated the top of my box with Little Birdie flowers and leaves from Ocean Mist- Serenade, Agnes- Birds and Berries collection, a cute floral bouquet in pink from the celebrate Life collection, Buds from Roaslind -Song of the Sea, some laces from my stash, ephemera from Purple Passion collection and a chipboard bulb hanging on the edge.

I also added couple of mini wooden alphabets on both sides of my mini trunk. I added Patina Glaze metallic wax with my fingers to the metal lock on the box to go with the colour scheme . I coloured the inside of my chest with multi-surface archival paint Pink Swirl.

I hope you like my project and give it a try.

Till next time.

Ciao- Sumedha

Spring Gift Box

Hello friends! A real spring has finally come to us, and today I, Inna Brigantina, want to share an option for decorating a gift box.

Probably each of us has some unfinished and forgotten projects. So I had a box made of ordinary white cardboard for a long time.

I decided to paste paper over it from the set Aqua Medley Card Stock.
I cut out the strips to size, and pasted over the box from the outside and the inside.

Because the paper is very thick, my box also became strong and reliable.

I wanted to decorate the lid of the box with a flower arrangement. Prepare everything you need when you want to decorate something. I painted the chipboard frame in a suitable color with chalk paint.

I also painted the branches from the chipboard set Laurel Spray

I chose a card with a beautiful flowering branch as the base of the composition.

I made a spring bouquet with flowers, leaves, twigs and cut pictures. I wanted to add delicate shades of yellow.

Some finishing touches…. and my box is ready. You can give it to someone very special, or you can store some memorabilia in it.

You can see here a small video review of the box:

Here is a list of the products I have used:

I hope friends, you are in a great spring mood. Thank you for being with me today.

Inna Brigantina