Friday, April 15, 2016

Repurposing Paper Pumpkin Boxes

This past weekend, I spent some time with my daughter creating a couple of boxes to hold cards that she can keep in her dorm room this Fall. 
Well, I shared this photo on my Instagram account:

and it received such a great response, I shared the idea on a Paper Pumpkin Facebook Group I belong to. It received such a huge response there, that I decided to make another one - in MY style - and share it with YOU along with a quick tutorial. 
Sound good? 
Cool! Let's get started! 

Here's my finished box:

I just LOVE how it turned out! The bicycles on this Designer Paper just make me smile! 

How to create the decorated box:
(I'll put a supply list at the bottom of this post for you.) 
1) Turn your Paper Pumpkin Box inside out so the 'kraft' side is showing. Remove labels and tape if you wish. (I took the tape off of mine, but left the label on the lid because it gets covered.)

2) Choose your Designer Series Paper (I used Schoolhouse for this box) and cut according to this photo:

3) Adhere Designer Paper to Top and Sides of box. I used Fast Fuse to adhere mine, but Multi-Purpose Glue would work well too. 

4) Decorate as desired. I used the Sheltering Tree stamp set for my stamped images.
(**directions below)

**Cut a piece of Whisper White card stock and a piece of Designer Paper at 2" x 5 1/2". Punch into a tag with the Ornate Tag Punch. Adhere together with Fast Fuse as shown. 

**The greeting was done with a Stampin' Write Marker. I markered the part I wanted to stamp first, stamped, cleaned, then markered the second part, stamped. It's EASY to re-size a greeting that way!

**The tree was stamped on a piece of Whisper White card stock then trimmed out with Paper Snips. I used Garden Green ink and stamped the image three times - moving the image slightly between impressions.
Both the tree and bicycle were adhered to the two tags with Stampin' Dimensionals. 

**Cut a 8" length of White Jute Ribbon and cut down one side, exposing the threads. Pull out 5 or 6 long strings and bunch together, threading the two tags as shown. 

**Cut a 22" length of Tangelo Twist Striped Cotton Ribbon and adhered it in a 'z' fashion to the back of the tags. All of this was adhered to the top of the card box.

5) Decorate the inside lid as shown for envelopes and stamps:

**Cut a piece of Designer Paper at 6" x 9". Cover the inside of the lid. 
**Cut a piece of Designer Paper at 1 1/2" and 9". Cover the top flap.

**The Designer Paper that holds the envelopes should be cut at 4 1/2" x 6". Score across the 6" side at 1/4", 1/2", 5 1/2", 5 3/4". 
Fold on score lines and adhere to the inside of the lid.

**The Designer Paper that holds the stamps should be 3 1/4" x 4". Adhere to the lid as shown.

All that's left is to fill with cards, envelopes, stamps and a pen! 

Here's another look:

And here's your supply list:

As always, you can place your order for any of these products by clicking on the product photo. You'll go directly to my Online Store where you can shop 24/7!

I hope this tutorial was fun and helpful for you - have fun repurposing your own Paper Pumpkin Boxes! 

1 comment:

  1. Wonderful up cycling idea Robin and wonderful for your daughter to have in her dorm room too!


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