Altered Recipe Box

Don’t you just love it when you can walk into your scrapbook room and come out with an adorable and useful home décor piece? I can definitely see this on my dresser holding small treasures, or on my daughter’s night stand. I’d like to thank Rhea Freitag, one of the very talented members of the Graphic 45 design team, for sharing her beautiful trinket box with us today.

Rhea started out with a plain Kraft Recipe Box and ended up with this unique, one-of-a-kind trinket box. Projects like this are why we can’t ever have too much paper in our stash. You can transform a plain box into a beautiful creation by using patterned paper, ribbon, and a few accent pieces or jewelry. The paper collection that Rhea used was from Graphic 45’s Botanical Tea Collection.

I’d like to pass on a great tip that Rhea shared on the Graphic 45 blog. The next time you have that creative block, but still feel the need to create and play, try breaking out your Gesso and pre-prep projects that will come to life at a later date. Then when you’re ready to be creative, all you have to do is break out your favorite paper line and embellishments and really have fun with them.

How perfect are these ornate feet, the key hole, and decorative knob? They really take this project to the next level. Every project needs a bit of jewelry to give it that finished touch, don’t you think?

Have fun creating your own one-of-a-kind keepsake box!


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Supplies Used (Not Shown)

  • Ribbon
  • Silver and Patina Gliders Paste
  • Vintaj Patinas
  • Sandpaper
  • White Gesso
  • Glue