Thursday, 17 December 2015

Metamorphosis of a wooden clementine box

Yesterday I had a great fun to transform my old clementine box that I used to put the i-don't-know-what-to-do-with-it stuffs. This container was always full with things which later can be good for something, like wooden cheese boxes, corks, vintage pepper grinder etc.

But it was a plain and dull box, so I decided to transform it.

And I have made this:

from this:

(You can see how messy is my desk.)

First I painted red outside and gold inside. For this I used acrylic paints.

After I randomly stamped images from Tim's stamp sets (later I will give you the list if the stamps). Good advice for this: Don't mount the stamps to acrylic bloc, just use the unmounted stamps. Like this you can press the image better to the wooden surface. And one more thing, I used StazOn dark brown ink pad.

At the end I rubbed some dark brown ink to the edges.

Now, more photos:

And in the kitchen:

With this project I would like to enter the December challenge of A Vintage Journey blog: VINTAGE CHRISTMAS

What I used:

Stampers Anonymous, Odds and Ends (CMS100)

Stampers Anonymous, Mini Holidays (CMS114)

Stampers Anonymous, Christmas Nostalgia (CMS207)

Stampers Anonymous, Winter Sketchbook (CMS094)

Sizzix Framelits Die and Stamp Set, Holiday Joy by Tim Holtz (659376)

Sizzix Framelits Die and Stamp Set, Retro Christmas by Tim Holtz (659377)

acrylic paints

StazOn ink pad

acrylic medium


  1. What a wonderful transformation from plain box to lovely festive useful decoration!! The stampings look so pretty on the red background - such a creative idea to dress up your storage box! It will bring you pleasure each time you drop something into it! thanks for joining us in the A Vintage Journey challenge! Julia xx

  2. That's a great festive makeover, Monika - what a transformation. Love the stamping and the bold colour - it'll look great around the house. Thanks for joining us on A Vintage Journey.
    Alison xx


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