“Dad” Steampunk Pillow Box by Keri Sallee

LouAnn Altered Items, Mixed Media

Good morning, everyone!  Can you believe that another month has flown by?!?!  Well, design team member Keri Sallee is helping to end May with a bang…she has created this stunning pillow box for dad 🙂


Keri purchased a white pillow box from Hobby Lobby and went all mixed media on it.  Check out the faux leather finish she created using a Gel Press plate and acrylic paints…impressive!  And even more impressive…she has a complete step-by-step tutorial on her blog on how she created this finish 🙂


After adding the faux leather finish to the pillow box, Keri started layering a variety of “guy stuff” onto the front to jazz it up.  She started with a belly band of drywall tape, and added a variety of ButterBeeScraps gears and charms from the Watch Mechanism and Creative Clocks charm sets.  Keri also used some Prima flowers to soften the look a bit, and tied some hemp from Canvas Corp onto the loop on the Creative Clocks heart shaped charm.


Finally, Keri added a glittered feather behind some chalkboard tiles from Hobby Lobby and a miniature domino front and center over her cluster of gears.  I hope you enjoyed this project today…how much more perfect can it get with Father’s Day right around the corner…am I right?

As usual, I thank you for stopping by today…I will never tire of your company 😉  Cheers and have a good week.  See you Thursday for our next installment of the mini album tutorial series 🙂

ButterBeeScraps Supplies:
Other Supplies:
  • Pillow box blank (Hobby Lobby)
  • DecoArt Fluid Acrylic Paint
  • Prima Flowers
  • Glitter Feather (Hobby Lobby)
  • Chalkboard Tiles (Hobby Lobby)
  • Hemp (Canvas Corp)
  • Drywall Tape
  • Corrugated Cardboard
  • Domino

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