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Graphic 45 Once Upon a Springtime Box

Recently I had a good friend's daughter turn one. I'm one of those sentimental type peoples, and I wanted to make her something that she would have for years to come. Her mother is a very creative person and adores anything girly and vintage. So I chose to use Graphic 45's Once upon a Springtime stack.

I adore this stack because its the vintage fairies. Like you would see in old story books.



I started with just a plain wood box that I purchased at Michaels. I wanted something that wasn't going to be difficult to cover. I sanded the box and painted it with a gesso primer. After that had dried I sanded the box again and put two coats of a sage green paint on the inside and outside of the box, letting dry between each coat.



After it had dried I selected my papers and cut the ones for the background down to size. I cut them so it would show the green paint on the edges. I then used Mod Podge to adhere the paper to the box. I even covered the bottom in the pink floral paper. While it dried I cut out all the images I wanted to use to decorate the box.




I used Mod Podge to adhere all my images. I let them dry, and then put a thin layer of Mod Podge on top to seal them down.



After everything was dry I cut the top off one of my bottles of stickles that was near empty. I used a paintbrush to apply the stickles to the areas I wanted. I mainly used it to glitter the fairy wings, but I used it in a few other places too, like the skirt on one of the rabbits. Once that was dry I used glossy accents over all the areas I had glittered. It really made the fairy wings stand out!






I even decorated the inside of the box. The inside has glitter and glossy accents as well.


My friend simply adored the box! I spread my time out on this project and it took me about two weeks to make it. But it you did it all at once I would say about two days will all the drying time.
 
Enjoy!-
Altina Robinson
 
 
 
 
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