Altered Gift Box

May 10, 2020 Sidelle Menon 44 Comments


Being a chocolate lover, I tend to hoard a lot of chocolate boxes. Today, I decided to alter one of them and change it into a gift box. I was inspired by the colors of the splashy mix mood board and decided to use my Papericious - Pretty Basic patterned paper pack.
I started off by gluing down strips of the patterned paper to the box. Once that was done, I distressed the edges with my vintage photo distress ink and archival black ink. Then I added a piece of thread around the box to create a web sort of design. For the flowers, I created a bunch of them in different sizes using the same patterned paper and added the beads from an old bracelet for the centers. I started arranging the flowers on the box. After a thousand arrangements, I finally liked this one and glued them down. Next, I added a few sequins to the small flowers, and a few drops of white perfect drops all around the arrangement. As always, I finished off the project with splashes of black paint and white gesso. Can't wait to gift this to somebody!

Entering this project for the following challenges:

1) Papericious April Challenge | Colour It Up
2) Creative Artiste Challenge #60
3) Creatalicious Challenges - #186 ANYTHING GOES
4) Moving Along with the times - Challenge 118 for May
5) LTSCB #133 - Anything Goes
6) Simply create too Ch. #160- Use Flowers
7) We love to create - Challenge #5 - Anything Goes Mixed Media
8) Splashy Mix Challenges - Challenge 17 - May
9) Bleeding Art April Challenge
10) TTCRD - Anything Goes Challenge Week Beginning 5th May
11) More Mixed Media Challenge - Anything Goes with optional Pink
12) Word Art Wednesday - Anything Goes #438-#439
13) Allsorts Challenge - Weeks 571/2
14) Crafty Friends Ch 135 - Flowers
15) Craftyhazelnut's Patterned Paper May 2020 challenge
16) Simon Says: Spritz and Splatter

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  1. Some really lovely papers and a great flower display. Thank you for joining our 'Anything goes' challenge at Allsorts.

    Kath x

  2. A very pretty altered box. Lovely papers and flowers.
    Thank you for joining in with our May challenge "Anything Mixed Media Goes" at Creative Artiste Mixed Media. Good luck x

  3. Very pretty recycling of your chocolate box, thank you so much for joining in with our current two week theme at Allsorts challenge.

    B x

  4. Very beautiful altered gift box
    Thanks for joining us at Splashymix Challenge
    Maria Pilar DT

  5. Love your recycled choc box .LOve the end result a fabulous gift box . Thanks for sharing here at good luck with your entry
    Shirley-Anne DT

  6. Amazing transformation. Thank you for playing along at the Papericious Challenge. Good luck! - DT Shweta

  7. Its lovely! The flowers that you chose are perfect for these papers. Thank you for playing along the Papericious April challenge :)

  8. Amazing concept.....thank you for participating in Papericious Monthly blog challenge:)

  9. So very pretty and a great idea.
    Do you have a Followers button or someway of keeping up with you ??? :-D

    1. thank you! Yes I do have a followers button, it's on the left side on the home page x

  10. Gorgeous. Thank you so much for playing in papericious monthly challenge

  11. This is a clever alteration Sidelle & very pretty!
    Thank you for joining us on Bleeding Art Challenges.
    Good luck!
    Jane .. Bleeding Art Design Team

  12. Fabulous card for Allsorts Challenge, thank you;-))m

  13. Lovely alteration. Thanks for playing along with us at Splashymix Challenge. :)

  14. Hello... your floral gift box is lovely and colourful. It fits perfectly with the flowers challenge at Crafty Friends. Hope you will join again very soon.
    Diane Louise (Team Leader)

  15. Gorgeous makeover and striking colors! Thanks for joining us at Splashy Mix Challenge Blog!

  16. Very gorgeous and lovely idea..Thanks for joining us at splashy mix challenge.

  17. This is a beautifully decorated altered box. Thanks for joining us at Simply Create Too for our challenge no. 160, Use Flowers.
    From Erica on the design team...but far more importantly, a fellow chocolate lover. It's about the only thing getting me through this C-VID crisis. Join us again soon.

    1. haha same! Just finished my batch of chocolates which are currently out of stock :(
      Chocolate has definitely been a saviour this crisis. thank you for the kind words! Hope you are staying safe xx

  18. Awesome! Thanks for joining us at Splashymix Challenge ❤️

  19. Beautiful... thanks for joining us at Splashymix Challenges, Apoorva Agrawal,DT.

  20. Its it😍😍
    Thanks for playing along at Splashymix Challenge

  21. This is very pretty sidelle. beautiful colour choice.Good luck to you.Thanks for playing along with us at Splashy Mix Challenge.Hope to see you again
    Shylaa Founder @ Splashy Mix challengeAdhiraacreations  Splashy Mix Challenge