Wednesday, May 30, 2012

Altered Box by Pebbles

My first wooden box!

I was in my local Dollar Tree, and I came across a couple of little wooden boxes. They measure a little over 3.5x3.5, and they have hinges on them as well as a little small magnet to keep it closed. I grabbed them up and figured I would eventual do something with them...couldn't leave them there, especially only costing a $1.00 a piece! Sorry for all the pics, but I wanted to capture as much detail as possible. :)

This is the natural box when I bought it. Nice and clean! 

I used some alcohol ink to kind of stain the box. As you can see, my fingers were pretty orange by the time I was done! I'm a hands on kind of girl! :) 

I used my Prima Paper Pad-Annalee collection on the top and both layers all around the box. I used some Color me Crazy flowers on the top of the box for the start of my embellishment process. I inked the bottom flower with Glimmer Mist. I inked the second one lightly with a orange ink pad and then adorned it with a small crochet flower and added a pearl bead in the center. The rest of my embellishments, are from my stash from previous projects.

Trying to be a little more creative, I added some large beads to the bottom as feet! I had a ball creating this! Thanks for looking! 


  1. ADORABLE box... I have to go check out my dollar tree.

  2. Very Pretty ! I love the Dollar many great bargains there. You did a great job with this one !

  3. Pebbles your altered box is absolutely beautiful! You did an outstanding job on all the detail. You should be very proud of how great it looks. Hugs, Fran

  4. Thanks Fran! I was surprised at myself being my first one! :)


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