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!
You can see where I used it on two more projects HERE and HERE!
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.
So, I went over that with Silk Baja Gray. I used a small craft brush to cut in and my Belle brush to paint the rest:
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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Mary Kaiser says
Oh they turned out so pretty! The flowers look pretty real in there. I can’t beleive that your almost through that large haul! Will Jack be home for the summer? I hope you have a great Mothers Day and enjoy your family!
Thank you, Mary! I know…I have a brand new haul all ready to go! Yes, Jack will be home for the summer, and we are so looking forward to it. Happy Mother’s day to you too…enjoy!! XOXO
Awesome job. Both equally GORGEOUS.
Aww thank you so much, Rebecca! XOXO
Janice Holt says
What cute boxes. Great idea to put flowers in. Sounds like you will be busy this week-end moving Jack back. Hope things so well. Have a great Mother’s Day.
Thank you, Janice! I always wondered what else could be done with those pretty boxes…flowers it is! It’s funny that move-out day is always on Mother’s Day weekend ha ha! Enjoy your day too! XOXO
Trudy Daggs says
Your work is amazing! I look forward to your daily posts to see your creations.
I appreciate that so much, Trudy, thank you! XOXO
Diana Cosgrove says
Christy … you have the most beautiful taste … Your vision of what a piece could be changed to look like, is amazing! Love each one.
Thank you so much, Diana! XOXO
So beautiful!! Wishing you a beautiful Mother’s Day💐💕
Thank you so much, Patty!! XOXO
Michele M. says
Clever! They look SO GOOD now – I see those all the time and just never have your great visions to take yuck to yum so perfectly well. Whoo hoo!
Thanks, Michele! I see them all the time too! XOXO
I love the blue flowered rice paper on those boxes!
Isn’t it so pretty?? I love it too! XOXO
What cute boxes. I like them used as a flower vase. Wishing you a happy Mother’s Day as well.
Thank you, Cecilia! XOXO