Saturday, 26 July 2014

The shoe box project

I bet we have all bought that new pair of shoes and ended up leaving the shop with the shoe box too!...okay, some of us may love the box as much as the new shoes,  I do.     It means that I can hold on to it as a storage item OR a Gift box (when I have re-invented it, as I did with one recently).

This was your standard shoe box, which I covered liberally with acrylic paint....I had fun with this just sploshing it on...



all around...


It was only when I had taken the photos that I noticed the tablecloth beneath has a similar pattern on it!....

I added extra white swirls to the lid...



in the end it turned a plain old shoe box into a decorative
gift box


13 comments:

  1. I always keep my shoe boxes too. Some of them actually have shoes in them, but others are dedicated to storage of Ninja Turtles, Matchbox cars, plastic dinosaurs, Thomas the tank engine etc etc. That's what a Nana does!
    Love the bright colours on your box. Great idea.

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    1. I was beginning to think the Ninja collection was yours, lol ;)

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    2. It is! I love Ninjas!

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  2. that's now a beautiful gift box! Great idea!

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    1. Thanks Christine...they work great as wrapping (especially if I run out of wrapping paper, lol).

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  3. Your talents are neverending! The box is a gift all on it's own! ♥♥♥

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    1. Thanks Robin....worked perfect for our daughter's Birthday present ;)

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  4. I've decorated shoe boxes for storage, but not as beautiful as yours, Ann! The white on the lid just makes it perfect!

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    1. Thanks Judy, it was fun to paint :-)

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  5. Brilliant! I never thought of that

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  6. I just bought a pair of shoes on my mini Holiday.

    I made also a box a year ago out of a turtles box. Decorated inside and out. Then I did about 7 card tags I did.
    Put them in the box. My sister in-law loved it. It was a memory box I did. Then I did a journal about her and I. Boxes come in handy. Love your shoe box. The colors are wild. I will keep mine. Great winter project when the snow is blowing and cannot go out. Oh I watched your video on your sketching. Your a natural.

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