In addition to bottles, I’ve got a fetish for boxes. Small boxes, big boxes. Square boxes, butterfly-shaped boxes. It doesn’t matter. The plainer the better so I can transform them into something pretty. Here’s my latest decoupage project …
Life as a Decoupeur
July 2, 2012 By 29 Comments
Choosing decorative paper and figuring how you’ll use it is always the fun part.
There are so many colors, patterns and styles available. It’d be fun to design decorative paper.
I finished 3 boxes which are actually part of a larger project I’m working on (can’t tell yet, it’s a secret).
Did you know that someone who decoupages is called a decoupeur? It’s got a nice ring to it.
Here’s how the boxes started out. I found them at Hobby Lobby.
And here’s how they ended up. I think I like decoupage because it reminds me of wallpapering a room.
I love to wallpaper, but painted walls seem to be more popular right now.
So the wallpaper boards sit unused and decoupage becomes a satisfactory fill-in.
I cut out the the clock and butterfly shapes for the sides of the larger box.
It seemed like it needed a little somethin’ more.
Hubby was making fun of me. “You’re gonna post pictures of your boxes?”
“Sure, why not?” A great, great grandchild might do research about her roots,
and find that great, great grandma was a decoupeur!
And she’ll find these pictures archived on the internet.
And maybe it will inspire her to create something of her own.
So I don’t know why hubby thought it was silly for me to post these photos.
I told him some people post photos of shoes.
He suggested I take pictures of his baseball cap. Very funny.
But I still love him. Today, June 30th, is our anniversary.
I would marry him all over again. He’s a wonderful man.
I think I’ll use different paper for those. And yes, I’ll post photos of those too, dear hubby!