Wednesday, January 14, 2015

DIY Wall Art- using perfume/shoe box lid

Hey guys, long time no crafts!! 
I know, I know!! But here we are with a great idea to upcycle your shoebox/perfume box lid.
I'm sure you all have plenty of spare shoeboxes lying in the closet, get them out let's give them a beautiful makeover.. If you don't have any, what you waiting for? 
Time for new pair of shoes or a  perfume ;)

Isn't it great to reuse these boxes/lids, give them a new life and spruce up the bland walls with these inexpensive custom wall art? We have a couple of canvases hanging on the wall and this one looks almost like one of those. Looks great, if I may say so myself *smug face*

You'll need a box/lid which has a neat finish, sturdy and looks best if the edges are canvas-alike, say around 1 inch(refer pic)

Here's what you'll need :

  1. shoe/perfume box lid
  2. a photo of your choice/ old calender sheets/ fabric/decorative paper 
  3. glue/mod podge
  4. scissors
  5. paint/duct tape (to cover the edges)
How to :
  • Start by the cutting the photo (or calender sheet or fabric whichever you are using) large enough to cover the lid.
  • Apply the glue on top of the lid and place the photo, smoothing out the bubbles and wrinkles.
  • For the edges, you can either paint them with the suitable color, or I just happen to have matching duct tape. I just had to stick it all over the edges.
  • Since it's really light weight, I just hung it using the board pin.. That's it.. You're all set!   
Now, what I made with the perfume box is another story for another time.. I promise I won't keep you waiting..

 If you like this, you might like these too.. check out few other upcycling, trash to treasure ideas, cheap decor ideas.. 

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  1. Looks beautiful! Thanks for sharing :)

  2. What a cool idea, Aishwarya! Your wall art is beautiful. Thank you for sharing it with us at the Hearth and Soul Hop. Pinned :-)

  3. Nice idea! I loved the 'dream' bottle. Did you paint it?

    1. Thank you! :) Yes i did.I had blogged about it too. Here's the post.


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