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… 😉

HERE IS WHAT I DID~ I started by painting the box all with Acrylic Paint~ base- dark brown with a glaze made of vintage white mixed with water that you rub on with a paper towel and rub off. Lid~ 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 then used my mod podge, (it is the lustre one and 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 frayed 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 and 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 HERE and Show and Tell Friday at My Romantic Home HERE Tatertots and Jello for Weekend Wrap Up Party HERE  Make It 4 Monday At Cottage Instincts HERE and Santas Gift Shoppe for Marketing Monday HERE and Blue Cricket Design for Show and Tell HERE.