Friday, March 2, 2012

Altered Wooden Boxes

 Hello Bloggers!

Can you believe it is March already!
 I bought these boxes  last year from Micheal's.  I painted them with acrylic paint and then I was thinking of decorated the boxes after the paint dried.  I played around with it but I didn't like the plain looking boxes so I covered them with pattern paper before I decorated them.

This is my first one.  I decorated  all the boxes both sides the same.

I made these quick and simple tags for the boxes.

All flowers were handmade by me.  For one of the flowers on the last box you can fine the tutorial here.

Fun challenges:

4 Crafty Chicks - anything but a card

DelightfulSketches - Spring colours

Thanks for visiting!  Have a wonderful weekend!



chillin with Quillin said...

There all gorgeous, alot fancier than the ones I made last year,as you can see on my blog. Love the tags, very pretty!!!

Shakti said...

весенняя красота!

Dr Sonia S V said...

Ooh So hard to pick a favorite they are all so gorgeous !


Artes de Nágela said...

How many beautiful works!
Love the texture blending ... and crochet flowers.

Patty O'Malley said...

Very pretty, Helen! I especially love the green with white polka dots box. I know you love quilling, so if you get a chance stop by Clare Buswell's blog and see this layered flower she created.

kiddo said...

I love your boxes!!! They are all so, so beautiful! Is hard to choose one, but still my favorite will be...the last one with butterflies:)

Nati said...

Nati from Brazil

Nati said...

Nati from Brazil

Ann said...

before I read that you covered them with paper I thought WOW, that's some paint
Those are really pretty, you are so talented

Rhonda Miller said...

Oh my goodness, these are gorgeous.

SUGANTHI said...

These are so lovely , Thanks for the link to that beautiful flower. I made a crocheted flower similar to the one on your second box. mine not as perfect as yours.

Hussena said...

OH wow all your boxes look so gorgeous...your crochet is as superb as your quilling and punchcraft...i love the way you have made those beautiful!!!!

Rae said...

Helen, Helen, Helen...the papers are gorgeous...the flowers are gorgeous...the colors are gorgeous! :) My favorite is the orange, but they are all wonderful. Question: What are the dimensions of the box? Would they fit a 4.25X5 inch card set? You know why I am asking. :)

Janetli921 said...

mmmm... can't decided which one I like the most
they are beautiful!!!!

Lekha justin said... words...!! what a gorgeous the colour mixing also ..... ! U r so talebted Helen..

Whimcees said...


I love them all but the green with polka dots is my favorite! So many wonderful creations again! Wishing you a happy day and a great week ahead!

Barbara Diane

Tracey Manderson said...

These are all great! well done. Thanks for joining us at Delightful Challenges, good luck and hope to see you next time.

Monica said...


Always a pleasure to come here...

Monica xxx

Lori Turner said...

This is awesome! Thanks for playing at 4 Crafty Chicks this week :)

Tamie said...

Super fun and very creative. thank you so much for sharing it with us at 4 Crafty Chicks.

Kasey ~ in Oz said...

Wow, that's a lot of crafting. Gorgeous boxes. Lovely, all of them.

thanks for joining our challenge at the 4 Crafty Chicks this week.

Kasey ~ in Oz
Guest Designer.

Tan's Hobbies said...

OMG, all are GORGEOUS!! Love the boxes and the tag. And the best part is you DIY all the flowers by yourself!! Brilliant and awesome. You have done a super duper great job!!