Altered Mobile Phone Box

LouAnn Altered Items, Embellishments, Home Decor 10 Comments

Hey there! New Mexico is finally experiencing a peak of springtime, with a bit of warmer weather. The trees are trying to wake out of their slumber as I see tiny buds opening up towards the sun. I love springtime because that means summer is around the bend!

Over the winter, Paul’s mobile phone finally died and he bought a new one and as he was unpacking it I kept looking at the box. I tell you, mobile phone companies spare no expense when it comes to their packaging. I just could not throw the box away. So… why not alter it and give it a new purpose. Now this little box will hold little odds and ends and keep my desk a bit tidier -well one can only hope :0)

Here are a few pictures to serve as a walkthrough and the embellishments I used.

The box before it’s transformation:

The tranformation begins:

I chose a color theme, and started by adding paper to the inside of the box. Unfortunately, some of my measurements on the inside of the box were off a wee bit so I covered my “oopsies” with a bit of washi tape.

After the inside of the box was completed I added the papers to the outside of the box, antiqued the entire box, and finished it off with embellishments.

Embellishments used:

  • Metal Bookplate Drawer Pull (front of box), #HD587-B
  • Vintage Crochet Doily (used the center of doily), Tracy
  • Bronze Flower Filigree (large flower), #022-B
  • Flower Metal Filigree (small flower), #025-C
  • Octagon Glass Pendant (flower center), #GL1212-AB
  • Bronze Metal Filigree (leaves), #592-B
  • Grey Round Glass Beads (box feet), #BD026-GY

Before and After:

Hope you enjoyed the little walkthrough. I would love to hear how you have altered household items or items that were headed for the trash but were rescued and transformed into something beautiful!

Happy Creating!

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  1. I love the idea. My husband is always asking me if I want various boxes & containers we get things in. You have inspired me. Thank you

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      Judy, I am so glad you are inspired – I would love to see pictures of your altered boxes – please share when you can – hugs!

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      Yay! Stacy, I hope when you alter your boxes that you’ll come back to the blog and upload a picture of your box’s transformation – hugs!

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  2. I Love, Love, Love it! I especially love how you “antiqued” the papers rather than just sponging the edges. Thanks for sharing it with us.

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      Thank you Loretta – it’s amazing what people have done to boxes – such creativity out there. Have a great day!

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