Tuesday, July 10, 2012

Soap Box = Gift Box

When I shop at TJ Maxx, one of my weaknesses is their soap ... like this Patchouli that just happened to be packaged in a nice little box.   Of course, I love the soap, but knew I could recycle the box as well.

This probably isn't what you would have chosen to do with it, but I thought it was a fun project.  Besides...since it's so HOT outside, this project had me thinking COOL.  As in ... it will be Autumn soon.  
 By the way... this soap is Fabulous!
I spray painted the box black ... inside & out
 Added graphics from "The Graphics Fairy" using Mod Podge
I hand cut around the silhouette of this creepy guy...
Twasn't Easy!
I put a coat of tinted decoupage glue over the entire box then dusted the lid lightly with glitter...The spark lees even made this creepy guy look good.

I also sanded around all the edges just to soften them up a little.  I thought about adding a little bit of tinsel around the lid, but it didn't look so good, so I opted out on that idea.
Wah Lah!  
A Gift Box
Does He Scare You?

9 comments:

  1. This is such a cute idea! I love the netted bow! I hope the temps have lowered for you, it has here, thankfully!

    XO,
    Jane

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  2. LOL- Cute idea- I love it- and although I love ALL God's creatures, BATS are LAST on my list- xo Diana

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  3. Completely Batty!
    I think it looks good and will make a cool gift box. I like the tulle.
    Pat

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  4. just lovely!

    if you like, swing by my place where i am hosting a giveaway:
    http://hellolovelyinc.blogspot.com/2012/07/summer-sale-giveaway.html

    and keep sharing your lovely posts!

    smiles.

    michele

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  5. Great eye for spotting a transformation! I love your style and creative "eye."

    Just wanted to let you know that I nominated you for the "Versatile Blogger" award and mentioned you in a post on my site at http://timeforlemonade.blogspot.com/

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  6. Such an elegant box ... even if it does have a scary creature on the top!

    Visiting from the Bunny Hop.
    Debra

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  7. Hi Geneva!

    I also like the boxes almost as much as what come inside... such a kid at heart, lol.

    This little box will make a wonderful way to make a little Halloween gift all the more special.

    I love my bats... they eat all those nasty mesquites that carry the West Nile virus!

    Thanks for sharing at my party!

    xoxo Bunny Jean
    Wednesdays Bunny Hop Party!

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  8. Ha ha! I love it! I am visited by bats when they migrate down our main street at the end of July. They like to have slumber parties in our patio umbrella!

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  9. What a fun project...I mean SCARY! heehee! I love these sweet boxes!

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