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Paper Collage Box

Hi everyone!  This is Chrissy with a cool way to transform an old craft or photo box into something new, hip, and unique.  All you need is some Mod Podge, awesome paper, some ribbon, and a clear tape with a cool pattern.  I used old book paper, May Arts Ribbon, and the really hip “Numbers” clear tape from Vintage Street Market.

It really is almost impossible to make a mistake when all you do is tear paper then glue it to the box.  I applied little bits of paper until my whole box was covered.  I used a Vintage Street Market tag for the label insert and lined the edge of the lid with that awesome grass green May Arts ribbon.

As a finishing touch, I added some visual interest and contrast with my “Numbers” tape.  I applied the tape around all edges and seams.

The finishing touch was adding a piece of the buttons paper from Vintage Street Market to the inside panel of my box.

Thanks for taking a look!  I hope you all try a little upcycling too.



Blog post by: Christina Colón

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  1. Marilyn Hughes

    Wonderful transformation.  I love collaged boxes.

  2. Carmen

    What a beautiful and fun box! I need to do this for my craft storage.

  3. Emily H

    What a cute idea!

  4. Kathy P

    I so love covered boxes!  And this is a make-over I would love to see in my scraproom, where 20 of these boxes currently reside, all in their original mix-matched coverings!  You have given me a project here today!

  5. Sue D

    Very cool way to decorate a box!

  6. Lillian Child

    Sweet collage project!  This is something I am going to do with my grandson and we'll make him a treasure box out of his old coloring book pages and old reading books.  LOVE this idea!

  7. Janet Sisk

    Great idea!  Thanks for sharing it with us.  😀

  8. Kara

    This is a great thing to do with kids. Destructo boys can tear the paper and girls can choose paper placement. 🙂 Love all the buttons accents.

  9. JoyceEJW

    Love the upcycle of this box and how useable it is. great job and thanks for sharing the fun.

  10. Kristie Maynard

    What fun!  Thanks for sharing this clever and fun idea.

  11. NWFlamingo

    Pretty snazzy!  I can see a shoe box makeover in the near future!

  12. sharon gullikson

    What a cute idea. And a nice use of leftover paper.

  13. Laura Cox

    Thanks for the inspiration….I JUST bought 4 of this type of box to do just this!  Great idea to use up scraps!

  14. Nikki C

    What a fab idea and great way to use up scraps 🙂

  15. Amy #8546

    This is so neat.  I love the different messed up papers….It's  like a jigsaw puzzle in a way…so cute.

  16. Barb Ghigliotty

    This is such a great idea…thanks!

  17. KellyG

    Great idea!  Love how it turned out!

  18. Miriam Prantner

    This turned out great!  Love the ribbon on the edge of the top!

  19. Jingle

    Very fun box!


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