A Little Box

In the spirit of saving the environment & crafting for less, I took this little cardboard box (that originally held a set of note cards) and gave it a face lift.


First, I coated the box in some white paint (Folk Art).


Then, using the eraser end of a good ol’ Number 2 pencil, I polka-dotted up the inside of the box (using Folk Art Medium Yellow).



I know it is kind of silly looking, but I like it!

Next, I used my alphabet rubber stamps, and put a little message on the lid that speaks to me lately.


“Do everything in love” is my motto these days!


My little box is hanging out on an end table in our living room- serving two purposes:

1) A daily reminder to put love into all that I do (I know, I am a cheese ball).

2) A convenient spot to hold my earrings, watch, or other jewelry items I take off after work while relaxing on the couch! (I love that when you open the box, the cheerful yellow polka dots greet you with a big, “surprise!” 🙂


This little project took a couple of days (mostly because I just worked on it/put on paint coats in the evenings), and cost me a big NADA! The box was an upcycle, and I already had the paint & rubber stamps. Win-win!



What quick little projects have you been up to lately?