Hello, lovely friends! I’m back today sharing how to turn an old flatware box into a Christmas box!
Since All Redesign with Prima products are now 20% off in my Etsy Shop, I wanted to use some fun holiday transfers to show them off. There really isn’t anything in my current haul that was a good candidate for a Christmas makeover, but I redid this flatware box last year and decided, why not share it again?
This gives me the opportunity to share all the fabulous holiday transfers I have in stock for all you makers out there!
Here is what I started with:
I picked this old flatware box up at the thrift store for half off of $3.75…a steal! It was definitely coming home with me for that price!
Like most makeovers, I started with a good cleaning with White Lightning and then a quick rinse.
Remove the insides
Then I needed to tackle the least fun part of these flatware box makeovers, removing the insides!
It looked like this to start:
The red actually would have been perfect for a Christmas makeover, but I removed it before I knew which direction I wanted to go…
Don’t worry about removing every last bit of glue, paper, etc on the interior since it will be covered anyway.
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It took two coats for each.
Once that was dry, I reached for Gold Digger, one of the Moonshine Metallics and added a stripe all the way around the bottom.
It took three coats, and I removed the FrogTape for Delicate Surfaces (my favorite painting tape) as soon as I applied the third coat:
Embellishing the top
Then it was time for the fun part…the embellishing!
I started with these moulds I had made for another project but never used. (They are no longer available, but they are called Royal Fountains.)
Both pieces got painted in Barn Red:
Barn Red is a perfect holiday red!
Once that was dry, I used a little bit of Gold Gilding Wax to highlight the details.
Then, to turn this box flatware box into a Christmas box, I pulled out this Xmas Tag Transfer that I just love:
As the name implies, it is perfect for Christmas Tags but also the perfect size for many other small projects!
For today’s flatware box turned Christmas Box, I used a few together!
I laid them out how I liked first…
(The painted moulds weren’t glued in place yet.)
Then I used the included burnishing stick to burnish the images to the top:
I would normally use Satin Clear Coat for sealing something like this, but I already had this out.
Once that was good and dry, I attached the moulds with E6000 glue (They have a no stink version now!!) and let that dry for several hours.
Here is how this plain thrift store clearance flatware box got a little fancier for the holidays…
The stripes are bit bold, but I love it for Christmas!
In contrast to our very neutral decor year round, I enjoy lots of color in our home at the holidays!
Isn’t that pull gorgeous??
And you can really see the sheen of the gold paint so much better in that photo above.
Let’s get a look at the top…
I wanted to add a little something with some dimension to the top and that’s where the moulds come in…
You can see how easy they are to make with Amazing Casting Resin HERE.
I also found this pack of gold keys in my stash that I picked up at Michael’s forever ago:
I thought it was a cute addition to the top with a little added ribbon…
I just hot glued the ribbon to the box to hold it in place.
Again, the feet really add so much! You can find them on Amazon HERE.
I hit those and the pull up with a little Gold Gilding wax as well to brighten them up a bit.
Here’s a reminder of what the inside looked like once I removed the lining:
I lined it using fabric I found at Walmart…
The choices were very limited, but this did the job.
See how I line boxes with fabric in my simple tutorial HERE.
This box would be perfect to hold holiday cards!!
I still send cards, do you? And I love getting them in the mail!
These boxes are so fun to redo!
And by redoing this one for the holidays, I got to play with colors I don’t usually use throughout the year.
My elf was so excited to be out of storage…he thought it was Christmas already!
ALL Redesign Transfers, moulds, stencils, decoupage paper, and more are 20% off now through November 30th in my ETSY SHop, but don’t wait until stock runs out!
Here are a few more holiday transfers I carry that you might like:
My favorite might still be the Xmas Tag Transfer though!
Christmas will be here before we know it! At least I’m ready to collect those cards.
Be on the lookout in your inboxes today as I will be drawing the winners of my Blogiversary Giveaway!
And be sure to get those transfers, moulds, decoupage papers, and more while they are 20% 0ff in my Etsy Shop!!
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Find tons of transfer inspiration for furniture HERE…
And for non-furniture too HERE!
I’ll be back on Tuesday with this chair from my current haul…
UPDATE! See how fresh and new this chair looks now HERE!
Have an amazing weekend, dear friends!
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