Lovely Decorative Upcycled Boxes

I had these boxes that as soon as I saw them I new I could use them for something with a better purpose. I could decorate them and use them as lovely decorative boxes and extra storage for my office. Recycling and upclycling are always a good thing =D.

Lovely Decorative Upcycled Boxes

Lovely Decorative Upcycled Boxes

This post was one of my first posts. But it was in spanish and I liked so much that I wanted to share it in English too.

In that way I’m just like my mom (well maybe not that obsessive LOL), I love having a place for each thing and usualy that means having some things or a group of things in boxes!

I started to work in them and actually I loved the results =D, so I decided to make a tutorial to share ir with you guys!. For this boxes I used digital papers fromShabby Princess and No Reimer Reason.

Here is how I made them:

What you need:


  • Boxes
  • Papers or Digital Papers
  • White paper
  • White Glue
  • Scissors and cutters
  • Decorative Ribbons
  • Hot glue gun

Cut different pieces and if you want in different angles always leaving paper to fold to the inside of th ebox and to the base.

Spread the glue, I love using my fingers but with a brush is fine too.


Place the pieces of paper and maje shure you don’t get bubbles or creases.


Keep going with the rest of the box but at the corners leave a bit of paper to to fold it to the next side.



The last thing I wrapped were the smallest sides. So the piece of paper is more exact with no leftovers except for the inside and the base.


Leave some paper for the base (if you want to wrap it too). Glue all the leftovers to the base of the box. Then spread glue all over the base and place the paper.



Now let’s go to the inside of the box. Glue all the leftovers in the inside.


Now place the wite paper inside of the box just to measure the height or just use a ruler. Cut 4 strips 2 longs (they must be longer that the width of each side) and 2 shorts (the width of the shorter sides). Glue them. I recommend gluing the longer sides first so the leftovers are covered by the shorter ones.




Now with the index finger (or a brush) get some glue and spread carefully on the edges. This protects them from damage.



It’s time to decorate!!! I chose to mix organza and grosgrain ribbons.


I usually start in an edge when I’m not using any other decoration so the finished job is not at plain sight.


Using the hot glue gun, I placed first the organza ribbon and over it I place the grosgrain ribbon.


Close to the base, in order to have a cleanfinish, I made the same process starting in the edge.




Tadaaaaaaa!!! It’s Done =D




Juts keep in ming that measures can vary depending on the box, so this steps are for this example.

Hope you like it! If you make one I’d love to see it!

P.S.: If any of the textures belongs to someone else, please, feel free to let me know. I’d be happy to give the proper credit.

What do you think???

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My name is Camila Rojas but everyone call me Cami. I'm a mommy, blogger, baker, do it yourselfer, crafter and graphic designer. Owner and founder of The Crafting Nook {formerly TitiCrafty} and TCN Design Studio: web design for bloggers. Join me on my crazy adventures!

2 Comments at Lovely Decorative Upcycled Boxes

  1. Camila

    Love these!! so pretty and great tutorial

    Natasha @ Serenity You

  2. Camila

    I’m so glad you shared again in English! I’ve made some of these for my sewing room, although I think I can do better now withyour tutorial .iadded felt on the bottom to keep mine from sliding around on the countertop.
    Very cute!!

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