Vintage Halloween Box

hello WONDERFUL PEEPS~ here is MY {VINTAGE} Halloween BOX transformation.

I saw this scrap paper at Roberts Crafts way back in May, and grabbed it because I LOVED IT! I new I WOULD make something with it around Fall.

BEFORE~ I FOUND This box a few weeks ago at Desert Industries for $1.00 dollar original tag $6.99. I am on this BOX KICK YOU KNOW… šŸ˜‰

HERE IS WHAT I DID~ I started by painting the box all with Acrylic Paint~ base- dark brown with a glazeĀ made of vintage white mixed with water that you rub on with a paper towel and rub off. Lid~Ā orange mixed with brown and vintage white, and the same vintage white glaze over it.

TIP~ for a more old vintage look, I opened my scissors and ran them along the outside edges of the paper CAREFULLY fraying them and tearing them a tiny bit. LOVE THIS look!

I thenĀ used my mod podge, (it is the lustre one andĀ I WANTED the dry dull look) to the backs of the card paper and layed them on the box and smoothed them out with my hand.

DONE~ with the painted glazed frayedĀ cards and mod podged on!

and another~ MY SIS IS FAB. SHE loved it (as did my mom but she watched me make them) she thought I BOUGHT IT! HE!


AND FINALLY~ I made two bows for the top, I used distress ink for the creme polka ribbon and distressed the ribbon. Then looped and pinned with a safety pin, then made the other bow andĀ pinned it too. I then hot glued them on and together and hot glued the button on the top.


I am linking up with Fingerprints on the Fridge for Feature Yourself Friday HEREĀ and Show and Tell Friday at My Romantic Home HEREĀ Tatertots and Jello for Weekend Wrap Up Party HEREĀ  Make It 4 Monday At Cottage Instincts HEREĀ and Santas Gift Shoppe for Marketing Monday HEREĀ and Blue Cricket Design for Show and Tell HERE.


  1. You are amazing!!! Do you ever get sick of my telling you this? lol

  2. I love it when people think I bought the stuff that craft! Great job!!

  3. Soooo cute. I was just getting my brain in gear to think about halloween and fall…thanks for the jump start.

  4. What a great box! Thanks for sharing! La

  5. Very cute!! Great job…makes me wish it was October!

  6. smart thinking to grab this paper back in May!!! Such a cute box!
    Great job!!

  7. Darling my dear! You are the cutest. Love your box!!


  8. Now this is super cute!

  9. How adorable! =)

  10. Wonderful job Jenn, looks like one of those really costly vintage pieces!! Adorable! Lori

  11. oh i love this one, too cute!!

  12. Sllllooooowwww dooowwwnnnn!!! {j/} Wow! You have whipped up so many Halloween projects! Yet, another fabulous one! I’m totally in love with that paper too!

  13. This is so cute! I need some of your motivation!

  14. I just recently came across your blog. I’m loving all your Halloween projects! You do start early don’t ya? šŸ™‚

  15.' Anonymous says:

    You are so talented with all your cute ideas. This box is adorable. Love you.

  16. Jen, my friend, this is just too cute! Love that vintage paper!

  17. I love it!!!! I love halloween decor!

  18. that box is too cute! Thanks for making everything look soo easy!

  19. Hi Jen, love your Halloween box, so cute! I’m also the editor over at so I shared this on our Facebook page šŸ™‚

  20. What a great, great idea! This would be fun to package little Halloween gifts in, too!

    Thanks for sharing your talents!

  21. I always love buying paper when it’s on sale. I will have to dig through my stash to see what I can come up with. Great work

  22. This is really cute. Is that scrapbook paper?

  23. You seriously have to got to stop making all these cute Halloween ideas until after Sept. I told myself I wouldn’t start featuring Halloween crafts until Sept. and I already have 20 “future features” and probably 5 of them are from your site! You are out of control (in a totally great way.) Love this one too!

  24. So what are you going to put in the box? Love it, and thinking on making something similar for Thanksgiving to insert “what I am thankful for” notes by family members.

  25. It looks fantastic. Love the vintage cards you mod podged on there. So adorable.

  26. I love it. It turned out fantastic!

  27. This is so fabulous! I am linking to this/you in my next blog post!

  28. Too fantastic for words!!!

  29. Awesome box!

  30. I love how it turned out!! I just might have to search for that paper and make my own! Thanks for sharing šŸ™‚

  31. Love the vintage look!

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