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Make it a Tote Box!

Stop, do not throw away that box! Let us make a decoupage tote box.

What do you need?

  • Box
  • Scrap paper from old magazines, books, catalogues, newspapers, invitations or cards
  • Mod Podge
  • Brush
  • Scissors or any cutting tool such as a Hobby Knife or paper punch. You can also tear the paper.

Step 2: Select scrap paper, you can use a sheet the size of the side of your box  or you can cut the paper to your desired shape and size.

 I used an old scrapbook catalogue that had wonderful prints. I cut the paper in strips and cubes.

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STEP 3: Apply a layer of Mod Podge on to a small area of the box and press paper, rubbing out any air bubbles.  You can use use your hands or a squeegee to smoothen the paper. 

I used Mod Podge Antique Matt for an aged look. I started from the bottom corner and continued to stick the paper covering the surface. Then I covered the entire surface with my Mod Podge. Mod Podge is both an adhesive and a sealer. You can use regular Mod Podge Matt or Gloss and it dries clear.

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Step 4: Embellish

I used Washi Paper ( an adhesive patterned paper) to cover the inside. I also punched holes and used hemp to make straps. I also used buttons and ribbon for added detail. You can use brads, stickers, beads, eyelets and so much more to decorate your tote box.

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I hope you enjoyed this project from us at Bead Café and remember ‘express, explore, enjoy and create’, our Motto at Bead Café.

Crafty T

www.beadcafett.com

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Upcycling Glass Bottles and Jars

Glass bottles and jars, I am sure we all have a few laying around the house. Wine, beer, ketchup, olive oil, liquor, pickles and jam just to name a few. They come in all different shapes and sizes. Which gives you many opportunities to express your creativity by upcycling them. Here are just a few ideas to inspired you.

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These bottles and jars have a nice nostalgic look to them. By: Too-much-time.com

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Recycled wine bottle light. How cool is this? Christmas tree lights and glass bottles Viola!!! By: Classy Garbage

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Here is an idea where after painting the bottles white they use a black permanent marker  to create unique designs on the bottles. By: ScrapHacker.com

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Who doesn’t love a nice decoupage. This bottle  is decoupaged entirely in headlines and copy from TIME Magazines that they carefully choose and cut out. This is one of our favorites. By: Gr3een

upcycle empty bottles and jars to make tinted glass centerpieces

Beautifully tinted glass bottles transformed into a vase. All you need is some Mod Podge and your colour choice of food colouring. By The V Spot

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This is pretty Awesome. The Cut the Vodka bottles in half and used them as upcycled glasses. See more here Home Crux

Check us on Pinterest for more ideas.

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