Frugal · Reduse, Reuse, Recycle

Frugal Friday – Shabby Chic Tea Box

A few years ago I had a subscription to Allure.  The boxes that the product comes in are a nice stout box.  I hate throwing things away if I think I can use them.  So I shoved these in my stash for a while until I came up with an idea.

I did discover through trial and error that it’s a lot easier to get glue to stick to the box if it is sanded and roughed up a bit first.  The boxes are pretty glossy.

I also cut the corners on one of the long sides of the lid to make a hinge for the top.

I created some dividers for the box using chipboard and white cardstock.  Then covered all the edges of the box, inside and out with white cardstock.

I used Barn Door Distress Paint to lightly paint all the edges.

Then I cut all of my pattern papers and painted the edges with Peeled Paint Distress Paint.

I applied white paint to all my hardware and when the paint was dry I used a wire brush to remove some of the paint on the high points.

The next step is to put the box together.  That long side of the box lid that I cut at the beginning, now I will glue it with a strong adhesive to the bottom of the box.  So one out of four sides is glued to the bottom creating a hinged lid.  I Glued the feet and lid handle on to the box and then embellished the top.

Here’s another look at the box.

If you have any questions please leave them in the comments below.
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Happy Scrapping.
Let’s scrapbook together, it’s cheaper than therapy.

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