I can’t tell y’all how many times I come across the prettiest boxes meant to hold a lovely gift of wine. Maybe they actually came with wine? Sweet friends, today I’m sharing a cute way to repurpose a wine box!
I often pass these boxes up, but I found this one when I was out looking for things to fluff up my Halloween display.
After sitting on our porch for a month, it became quite faded:
And the paper had started to peel up on the back, so I pulled away what was loose:
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Repurpose a Wine Box
I started with a coat of Cotton:
Once that was dry, I gave it one more.
I lightly sanded all over to smooth and distress just a little…
Then, I pulled out one of my favorite decoupage papers, this Sketched Blue Flowers rice paper:
I cut it to fit using my rotary cutter and mat set:
This is the easiest way to get perfectly straight cuts every time!
To apply the paper to my box, I first applied a coat of Clear Coat in Satin using a brush:
Then, I added my paper and used an applicator pad to smooth out any air bubbles…
I followed up with another coat of Clear Coat…
I didn’t even let it dry all the way first.
I sealed the rest of the box while I was at it and that was it!
How about using it as a vase?
These flowers aren’t real, but you could drop a couple of mason jars inside to hold real flowers as well.
It’s different, right? I just opened the top and left it open.
The inside had a divider down the center and was lined with this cheap felt that I was able to just pull away:
I initially painted the inside in an aqua blue but it showed all the imperfections on the rough interior wood, so I followed it up with a coat of Bunker Hill Blue to hide those imperfections a bit better. When I sanded it to smooth it, the rough texture of the inside caused the aqua to really come through, and I kind of loved it.
It was hard to get a photo of the inside as my camera would not focus on the dark hole lol…
I love this paper so much!
Ok technically, box #2 isn’t really a box; it’s a basket. And it doesn’t hold wine either, but it’s skinny and kind of tall, so let’s just go with it!
It started out like this:
When I originally saw it, I thought I would do something similar to what I did to this piece:
This was super simple and sold in a day.
So, I sprayed it with white primer to start, but then I got this weird yellowing:
I covered that with white spray paint thinking that would take care of it, but it didn’t. So, I painted it in Sea Glass, and the yellow seemed to not come through. I dry brushed it with some white but I didn’t love it.
Ah yes! Much better! Silk has a built in topcoat so there was no need to seal.
Here is how this one turned out:
This one makes a great “vase” too, right?
The little sign is one I cut from scrap wood and added a mini transfer to from the French Labels set:
I secured it to the front with E6000 glue, laying it on its back to dry with a paint jar on it to hold it down.
The lid is still attached at the back…
These would make pretty table centerpieces or on a dresser or buffet, maybe?
I left the interior unpainted on this one as it was just dark wood like the outside and it would have been difficult to get a paint brush to hit all that texture.
And that’s two more pieces crossed off the list woohoo!!
I only have a magazine rack and the two frames on the right below left to do:
See what I did with the other two frames HERE if you missed them.
I’ll be back on Tuesday sharing what I did with this one:
UPDATE: It turned out so unique! See how I repurposed it HERE now!
Have a beautiful weekend, and to all the mothers out there and those who play that important role, Happy Mother’s Day! ❤️
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