Decoupaged Contact Lens Box
(Here's Looking at You, Kid!)
Last week I showed you a decoupaged cigar box which I gave to M for his birthday.
Today my decoupage project is a box which I gave to M to keep his new contact lenses in. Eventually he decided not to use the hard contact lenses, and went back to glasses. He now uses this box as a sewing kit, for needles, thread, and buttons.
For the top of the plain box, I used a very thick piece of leftover wallpaper. Normally this isn't a good idea for decoupage because it is too hard to sink it into the surface. And it didn't sink. But I still think it looks pretty.
Wallpaper goes on the exterior top of box.
I painted the top exterior brown and the bottom exterior white.
I painted the rim white. I lined the bottom with brown velvet, with a trim of gold thread.
Full view of interior.
What's that on the top?
A cut-out of an owl
from a greeting card
is pasted on a white-painted background.
The top is also trimmed with gold thread.
"Here's looking at you, kid!"
(at least while he wore contacts)
Very cool! I love the attention to detail. =)ReplyDelete
Thanks, Cherie! Welcome to my blog!Delete
Handsome work, Barbara. I can think of a few customers for this.ReplyDelete
Thanks, Mirka! It really was one of a kind. :-)Delete
That's very cool :)ReplyDelete
Thanks, Robin! I had a lot of fun making this. But boxes are a lot of work. I only made them for very special people: two for M and one for my mother.Delete
Very cool work Barbara. (stopped in from QOTKU blog.)ReplyDelete
Thanks, Donna! Thanks, too, for visiting my blog! :-)Delete
Hey Barbara, nice to meet you. I always see project like this and think I can do them. I can't. It's always a big mess. My complete respect goes out to you for doing this and doing it well.ReplyDelete
Thanks, Sara. I only posted photos of the two projects I liked best. There were lots of failed experiments... :-)Delete
Hi Barbara, saying hi from Janet's blog. What cool projects. Like the owl idea on the inside of the lid.ReplyDelete
Hi, Lisa, and welcome! Thanks. M enjoys his box, although he's repurposed it.Delete
Decoupage is fun. Our stereo speakers are decoupaged with pages from a very old piano music book.ReplyDelete
Stopping by from QOTKU blog :)
Yah, another decoupeur! (Well, I'm a former one.) Thanks for your comment, AJ.Delete
Wonderful idea. The artist Wayne Theibaud painted lots of boxes as gifts. His paintings sold for over 1 million dollars during his lifetime. I love the cover of your poetry anthology. And I love humour.ReplyDelete
Merci, Angie! :-)Delete
Isn't the cover fun? The cover designer is my friend, artist, Kevin Slattery
Very cute! I love decoupage.ReplyDelete
Thanks, Marcia! Have you ever done it?Delete
A few small projects, years ago.Delete
Hey Barbara, coming over from JR's. I love, love, love your project. Very creative.ReplyDelete
Thanks so much, Carolynnwith2Ns! :-)Delete
Looks beautiful. Interesting process, too. I learned something new today! Thanks for sharing. JEN GarrettReplyDelete
Thanks, Jen. :-)Delete
Thanks for the hoot of approval, Angela!Delete