Saturday, 7 September 2013

An Upcycled Box Keepsake :-)

Here's a first for me!! The first time I upcycled a box....yay!! I've seen a lot of talented ladies out there upcycling boxes or simply decorating boxes and wondered if i'd ever be able to take that first step. Am so glad that  i could try my hand at it. Well i wouldn't say that I've done a great job but its a first step towards many more...hopefully!!

This may be a picture heave post...but guys please bear with me and please do look through all the pics and give me your feedback. :-)

This is an ipod box which i've used. The idea behind upcycling this box was a keepsake-cum-gift for a newly married couple.

 I haven't done much on the box really....its my first time and i wasn't so sure of what all to include while decorating the box. Its just some patterned papers, some handmade flowers and some quilling strips used to make flourishes. Also included the first letters of their names on the box. While making this box I realised that I need to get more embellishments like maybe some chipboard stuff etc.

This is how it opens up.

I also wanted to make it a gift of sorts for them. So I decided to include a gift envelope to put in some gift money. When you open the box the first thing you see is this gift envelope.

It has a small sort of hold to keep the envelope closed. I wrote a small message for them on the inside of the cover of the envelope.

Once you remove the gift envelope. There is a sort of keepsake for the couple. I found this really cute love quote in one of the free printables available online. Its a really cute one and i hope you can read it in this pic.

Its about 7 pages with a few photos and like a small something about the couple.

Then comes the small write up for the couple with their pics. There weren't too many pics of them together and so I had to pick up a few single pics and see how i could weave a small story together. It turned out ok i'd like to think.

The embellishments are pretty simple and minimal...i've used patterned papers, distressing, free printables, alphabet stickers, paper punch flowers, paper butterflies and punches to embellish the different pages of the keepsake.

Entering this into the Beyond Grey Challenge # 38 Gifting Love for this month.
Totally Gorjuss Challenge 200 - Anything Goes
Cute Card Thursday Challenge 285 - Pretty in Pink and
Creative Inspirations Paint Week #2 - Anything Goes


  1. wow! loved it! everything is so nicely done..even though simple but perectly placed emblishments!
    Thanks for sharing at BGC.

  2. wow divya.... they r gonna cherish it for life long. love the story u have made up.... something nice n diff to c other than the cards n boxes we c everywer. n thanks a ton for ur wishes

  3. What an awesome project....and love the way you built it up.It unravels a beautiful and romantic story.I am inspired.

  4. Beautiful project!
    Many thanks for joining in the Cute Card Thursday Challenge this week!

  5. WOW Divya hard to believe this is your first time recycling a box. An adorable project created right from the heart!!!
    Dr Sonia
    Cards Crafts School Projects

  6. Thanks everyone for the encouragement.....i really feel honoured.

  7. Hi Divya, This is such a bbeautiful project! A very elegant one too:).
    I just found your link at BGC .

  8. That's very beautiful :) amazing roses the box looks superb :) Thanks for playing with us at BGC

  9. You've done an amazing job with the embellishments you have!! Loved the pretty feel of the blooms and the quilled swirls!! :)

    Thanks for joining us at BGC!!
    Nikita.. :)

  10. Divya this is such a cool gift :) I am sure your friends will treasure it for their life and of course will admire all the effort that went in to make this awesome piece :) I like ur idea of that card holder. Very beautifully done :)