Tuesday, February 9, 2010

Mid Week Midnight Madness "Wood Paper Box" Tutorial

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Mid Week Tutorial
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Today I am going to show you how I made my MMSC39 Wood Paper Box :) All I did was alter a paper box. You can alter just about any style box this way. This is a very simple technique, so lets get started. You can click any of the below pictures to enlarge if you like.
To start, you will need your paper cutter, some spray adhesive, your project box and some Wood Paper.You will find a large variety of Wood Papers at McMahon Five.

I decided to use the Bubinga Wood Paper to cover the whole box first. Cut Desired Wood paper to the correct size and shape of your project.

Many boxes break down easily and become flat, so keeping your eyes open for these types of boxes. They are your new best friends  :)

Spray some adhesive on your box. You can even use tape runner or sticky tape. Any aggressive adhesive will work.

Press to secure. If you are going to sew the edges, just a light adhesive is needed to hold the wood paper in place while sewing.

I used a double zig zag stitch down both edges to secure and finish sides. 

Cut out desired paper to cover the inside exposed parts of the box.

I then colored my main image, layered, glued the box back together. Added some Birch Wood Paper to the corners, some Hickory and a strip of Walnut before adding my final main image to the top.

For additional picture of this finished piece you can click HERE. Thank you all for stopping in to check out my Wood Paper box tutorial.

p.s. I forgot to take pictures of my Paper Purse Project while I was making it. So in the future when I make another one, I will show you how I made it.

If you get a chance, stop by my friends Sue's Store. She has a wonderful online store just stocked with Wood Papers.
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  1. MAWDO whay cool i think you need a bigger box !l.o.l. i think little dog needs a little bone

  2. Priscilla you have made this look so easy...and fabo girlfriend!!!! I can imagine a lovely gift tucked inside this for a wonderful presentation. You are so clever and what an exciting way to use Sue's wood paper!!! I was just thinking about using her cedar paper on this that I like so much that smells just like cedar!!!! Awesome....now to go fine me a box!!!
    Bear hugs,
    Carol :0}

  3. Beautifull, thank you so much for sharing :-)

  4. Hi Priscilla - thanks for a great tutorial - you make it look so easy! I love the Wood Paper and it is perfect here...you have certainly given me 'food for thought' and I am now looking at boxes in a different light! Thanks for the inspiration Priscilla - love it!! {{{hugs}}}
    PS...Couldn't help but notice the bling too - very nice Priscilla!!!

  5. Priscilla, this is a great tutorial!! Those boxes you make are just lovely, I am thinking that I will try one!!

    Phyllis MMDesign Team

  6. Thanks for this tutorial Priscilla!I have tones of these boxes... so I will try it out! Hope it's as easy as you make it sound!

  7. Priscilla, This is such a great use of old boxes! I will be flattening mine out so I can make these cute little boxes! You are incredible at making boxes, Thanks for taking time to do this!, hugs ~Jeni

  8. Awesome tutorial...you're so talented! Thanks for leaving some love on my blog. I hope to join in this week's challenge if I can fit it in this weekend....it's an awesome sketch!

  9. Great project!! I just downloaded a couple of their vintage looking Valentin digi's last weekend! If you haven't seen them, check them out, they are tooo cute!!

  10. Oh wow! Wonderful project, Priscilla! I had so many of those Lia Sophia boxes (I wish I didn't throw them out - will have to buy some more jewelry now :0)) Thanks for the tutorial, I am going to try this one! hugs, Angela

  11. This is awesome Priscilla! Thanks so much for stepping us through it!!! You never cease to amaze me with your talents! You ROCK girlie!!

  12. What a great idea. I have loads of boxes kept from ornaments i have bought. Will have to dig them out. Your tutorial is very inspiring and easy to follow. Thanks for sharing!

    Happy crafting!

  13. Great idea, I've been missing out whilst I've not been checking my blog buddies

  14. Hi Priscilla!! I'm so excited I just made one of these!! :) I'll be posting it on Sunday for our SSCC challenge. THANK YOU BUNCHES for this amazing tutorials. I'll never take for granted another paper box again! LOL. LOVE your rich color of wood that you used here and your cute digi and wood corners! It's all very cool! *Ü*