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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?


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


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

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

  4. just lovely!

    if you like, swing by my place where i am hosting a giveaway:

    and keep sharing your lovely posts!



  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

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

    Visiting from the Bunny Hop.

  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!

  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!

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


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