' ' ' 'Crafty Endeavours: Recycled box

Sunday 5 November 2023

Recycled box

Hello crafters, for this month Country View Craft Challenge, where the theme is Repurpose, I have given a makeover to a large-ish biscuit box. 

I made a masterboard with Deco Art Mixed Media Fluid acrylics and the Stamperia - Sir Vagabond Aviator New York City stamp set. 
First, I calculated the length of paper I would need to go round the box, plus 1/2" tab to stick the paper onto itself. 
This was the first time I had to call on π since I left school and finally the sweat and tears of those geometry classes were (almost) worth it! The full length of the paper is 20", and with so much space I used all the stamps in the set and had to repeat them too!

Once dry I used Mod podge to stick the paper onto the box, applying the glue bit by bit to avoid it drying before I was ready. 

I finished the top of the box with tissue tape to protect the paper when taking the plastic lid on and off. I selected a piece of patterned paper to stick in the centre of the lid (you can see a bit of it at the back of the picture) to make the red a bit less overwhelming. 

Boxes are my favourite objects to upcycle as they make good storage item at no cost and can be replaced easily for a change of decor or usage. What will you make to enter our Country View Crafts challenge and be in with a chance to win a lovely Stamperia mould? The challenge is run in Facebook and you will have to join our friendly group first. 
Thanks for coming by,

 Craftyfield   I am entering the Stamping Sensations and We love stamping challenges


  1. Very inspirational Christine, decorating boxes is something I so often plan but never quite get there. Many thanks for sharing at Stamping Sensations and We Love Stamping November challenges.

    In answer to your question the other day re SW and C&C, no connection any more as far as I know, the latter trying to launch their own brand.

    B x

  2. Great recycling and love the stamped masterboard you made.Thank you for joining us at Stamping Sensations
    Carol DT x

  3. Such a lovely repurposed tin. Thank you so much for sharing your lovely creation with us at We Love Stamping.

  4. Fabulous creation! Thank you for sharing at We Love Stamping Challenge.
    DT Mervi

  5. A great way to upcycle the biscuit box. I love the background x

  6. A great makeover of this box.
    Thanks for sharing at Stamping Sensations. Avril x

  7. Wonderful box! The background colours look amazing with the black stamping - love it 😊. Take care! Hugs, Jo x