Ever wonder, “what in the world could I do with that cute little box?”? Or any other box similar to this?
Well, then this is the post for you!
I’m sharing with you how I turned this:
Want to make some?
Here’s a tutorial for ya on how I did it. It’s super easy and extremely inexpensive! And if you don’t have a birchbox, you can always do this with something like a shoebox.
So I came up with this idea after some very close friends of ours were nearing their due date of their first born. They were trying to think of some creative things to hang in little Elijah’s nursery…and this idea just popped into my head!
It became a ‘rainy day’ project and just a few weeks ago we had the perfect thunderstorm to sit down at the table and begin crafting to!
Here are the supplies we used:
3 birchbox lids
fun scrapbook paper
The rest of this is pretty self explanatory.
But here’s what we did:
We took cardstock and pasted it to the box lid for a background. Bekah wanted brown and green.
Next, we did some research on the kind of animal faces that she liked the best. We drew some inspiration from those and came up with the owl, monkey, and giraffe heads that go along with the theme of Elijah’s nursery.
For the owl, we cut out the body with green damask scrapbook paper, the eyes are gray and navy, the wings are light blue, and the nose and feet are navy.
We pretty much just cut everything out to size and what we felt looked best.
It can be kind of a trial and error thing.
But it’s fun!
Bekah did the monkey one all by herself!
The green background sets off the brown and and tan face. This little guy’s got blue and brown eyes and a blue smile! Pretty simple, yet super cute!
Bekah also had the clever idea to use this yellow scrapbook paper I already had on hand for the giraffe. The yellow damask sort of acts as the spots on a giraffe! I thought it was a genius idea!
So giraffe man has a yellow body and blue eyes, mouth and nostrils. Simple, yet adorable!
So after you create the animals, you just slap on some rubber cement and paste that onto the box lid.
Here is a view of the back:
And then I just stuck a few thumbtacks in the wall:
And you’ve got some cute, inexpensive décor for any room, really!
I am working on a few for Lydia’s new nursery in our rental house. This is a sneak peek of one:
I’ll be sharing photos of Lydia’s nursery soon once I get all the finishing touches together!
Happy Friday! And Happy crafting!
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