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 …
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!