I had a baby shower to attend for my niece who is having a baby girl.
So that means… gift giving time!
I knew immediately what I wanted to do… or… well… try to do.
Hobby Lobby sells these wooden alphabet boxes in all different sizes.
The top is actually a lid that is hinged in the back… so… you can lift it up.
What a great container and something that can be used for simple storage.
As you can see in the pic above…
I bought some shabby chic scrapbooking paper and some lace.
Her nursery is decorated Shabby Chic style.
The first thing I did was paint the box pink around
all the edges that would be showing.
to cut out the letters and the inner and outer part of the framed panel…
I just laid the paper over each panel and ran my finger
along all the edges so it would indent my paper with a pattern to cut from.
I glued each piece in place, sanded all the edges
and applied an acrylic antiquing stain to it.
I had a HUGE problem with air bubbles in the piece of paper around each letter.
I managed to get some out and had to leave the others.
But it was minimal… you could hardly tell.
I did let my niece know it was my first decoupage experience!
After sealing it with my glue, I sealed it again with some polycrylic sealer.
Here she is!
I had planned to add the lace trim around the top… just below the lid
it was too busy and I think it looked better without it.
I painted and added some floral appliques to the top of the lid on each corner.
I filled it up with items from her baby registry and wrapped it in cellophane.
I tied it with the lace and added a pretty bow around the tie.
And Ladies… I forgot to take a picture of the final basket!
totally forgot… and it was so cute!
So you will have to use your imagination!
I’m thinking… it’s not too “SHABBY” for a my first decoupage project.
Everyone seemed to love it so… I guess it turned out good!
Thanks For Stoppin’ By!