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Thursday, June 9, 2011

Decorating Boxes

I bought a new pair of shoes...of course I had to do something with the box.
I found this very pretty contact paper at Target.  This is a quick and simple project to beautify any box you have in the house.
I rolled out the contact paper and laid the lid on top of the back side of the paper.  I then left enough to wrap around the edges and cut the contact paper.
In order to wrap the edges neatly, I cut the paper to each corner.
I wrapped from one side to the other and then folded over the final side.
After I was done with the lid, I repeated the same steps for the bottom of the box.
How simple is that?
Perfect for my daughter to keep some stuff in.

-Judy

26 comments:

Mariaelena said...

Fabulous...as usual!!...xo, Mariaelena

Pattie said...

Judy, my Mother use to do stuff like this she never wanted to throw thing away... I still have some of them Your contact paper is way prettier than the old ones. have a good weekend

Pattie

The Beetle Shack said...

lovely!

Terry said...

Looks great. Love the paper you chose.

Mel said...

That IS really pretty paper. You did a great job on covering it and I'm so glad you showed the steps, 'cause I'm horrible at it.

Only two more years before Target makes its way up here *sigh*

Kathy @ Creative Home Expressions said...

Great paper, Judy! I love doing things with shoeboxes because they offer so much storage potential. This turned out really pretty and not only did you get a storage piece out of it, you recycled and reused!

laxsupermom said...

So pretty! Love that paper! Such an easy upcycle. Thanks for sharing.

Donna~One Simple Country Girl said...

Great idea! Thanks for sharing.

At The Picket Fence said...

You are so creative about repurposing things Judy! After seeing you use the ribbon from the Ann Taylor bag, this project doesn't surprise me at all. LOL! :-)
Vanessa

ourlifeinaclick.blogspot.com said...

So pretty and I love that paper!

Neha@ Allthingsbeautiful said...

Absolutely fabulous...and such an easy one. I 'll try this real soon.

Sue said...

You make it look easy, but believe it or not, I find covering boxes hard. Especially with contact paper.

Maybe I'll try again...

*sigh*

=)

the 'Trees said...

Love how that turned out! I have never seen Contact paper so pretty!

Emily said...

pretty. I'm sure I would mess it up somehow.

Deborah said...

Great idea! Fabulous!!!!!!!! A must try now cause you made it seem so easy! Thanks

lissa said...

that is almost exactly how I would do it. it's certainly easier and no measuring involved. great tip.

have a lovely day.

JamieS said...

Very smart! I never thought of using contact paper...

~JamieS@ Scattered Thoughts of a Crafty Mom

JDaniel4's Mom said...

This has such shelf appeal. What a lovely shade of green.

Valentina said...

Very pretty.

marty (A Stroll Thru Life) said...

Great paper, the box looks fabulous. I need to do that with some of the boxes and then have some chic looking storage. Great idea. Thanks also for your comment on the lamps. I was just stunned at how the brass looked. It really did change everything. Hugs, Marty

Ames said...

Love to see things repurposed!~Ames

Carrie @ Hazardous Design said...

Now this is one of those projects where I see it, smack my hand to my forehead and think "Duh, now why didn't I think of that?".
This is such a BRILLIANT idea!

mrs. c said...

Contact paper is not my friend! Anytime I have tried to work with it, it gets all stuck together and I cannot get it "unstuck"! I have used wrapping paper and glue to do this. I love to make something out of "nothing". I love your contact paper. These are as pretty as some that I have seen in high-end stores.

Allison {A Glimpse Inside} said...

Very pretty! That contact paper is lovely!! :) Thanks for linking up to this week's Catch a Glimpse party!

Nicole said...

It looks great!!!

Jenny said...

Anyone that can control contact paper is a hero in my book. Seriously.

It wrinkles. I pull. It rips. I get the tape. It looks horrible. I hide it in the trash.

Yeah.

That's who contact paper and I get along.

But you, of course, are the master of the contact paper, too!

I bow down to your superior decorating talents!

Neat treasure box.

Thanks for sharing it.

A+

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