Tag Archives: contact paper

For The Love Of…Boxes

What can I say?  I love boxes;  cardboard, wood, big small.  It doesn’t matter.  Many are saved from my recycle.  Some find their way into my house via places such as Michaels and Hobby Lobby.  I’ve dressed them up using paint, ribbon, buttons, contact, scrapbook or wrapping paper.  I love little boxes as much as I love trays!

I think that’s the reason why boxes are next up in my For The Love Of series.

For The Love of Boxes Collage

A scalloped wood box covered with scrapbook paper and ribbon makes     decorated bird boxes.

Cover empty cell phone boxes with scrapbook paper or duct tape.

I used wrapping paper from Home Goods to cover a  boot box and gave it to my outdoorsy neighbor.

Use paint and a stencil to make a cute green ivy box.  I use it for recipes.

Bright pink  or blue paint and buttons made a set of cute boxes for a friend’s birthday.

3 drawer storage box always comes in handy.

Silver paint and glass squares made these  mirror boxes.

Do you have a love for boxes?  If you want to see other loves in this series just click on the page.  It’s noted at the top of the blog.  Happy Monday!

-renee

Reduce the Recycle…Save a Box {It’s a Wrap}

Sometimes when I see a really good empty box I squeal with delight, throw it in a closet for safe keeping and save it from the recycle bin.   Case in point, I’m sharing with you two such boxes today; a boot box and a box my new flat iron came in.  They were your normal everyday cardboard boxes and with the help of contact paper and gift wrapping paper they now look like this.

Birch Box 2

Yes, it’s true, this was the box my flat iron came in and I wrapped it in some wrapping paper from Home Goods.  My neighbor is really outdoorsy so I gave the box to her.  The paper reminds me of the bark on a tree.  I spray painted a wood knob and hot glued it on as well.  Spray adhesive worked well for adhering the paper.

Birch Box 1

A pair of my boots came in the other box and I used a pretty contact paper on it.

Boot Box 2

Box Collage

So next time you get ready to recycle a box think twice!

-renee

For The Love Of… Contact Paper

Have you checked out how many different patterns and colors of contact paper are on the store shelves lately?  It’s not just flowers and fruit anymore!  There are wonderful checks, stripes and toile patterns.  Contact paper has become one of my go-to items for a quick craft project!  I went back in my blog post archives to take a closer look that my friends, is what I’m sharing today!

Collage - Love of Contact Paper

  1. Front Porch Tables
  2. Faux Granite Desk Top
  3. Updated Photo Boxes
  4. Contact Covered Storage Boxes
  5. Tray With Reversible Liner
  6. Covered Light Switch Covers

Hope you are able to look at contact paper differently now!  Enjoy…and please, remember to vote today!

-renee

Linking up to House of Hepworths.  Check it out for lots of ideas!

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