Altered wooden box - Sangskjuler

Jeans is back!

It is often heard, that "new is actually a well-forgotten old". Jeans seems to be back, it is here to stay! It is not the first time, I incorporate jeans in my design though. I have previously made an accent on this fantastic material in my men's cards. I still have some left-overs from the pair I sacrificed to scrapbooking. This project will be all about "sangskjuler", or altered box.

Danes still go to Germany and bring Danish beer back across the boarder. My neighbour had this wooden box, previously containing delicious beer bottles, which she was so kind to donate to me. April is the month of "confirmations". As I have been invited to one, held for my niece, I won the honour of preparing a box for songs. Close family members usually write songs, which have to be presented and handed out to other guests in some spectacular manner. I thought the beer box would suit perfectly for this purpose, and I would decorate it with denim. I think jeans elevates the design and makes it more modern.

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For the entire design I used die cuts from Fabrika Decoru, a Ukrainian manufacturer of scrapbooking materials. Having visited my parents in Ukraine for Easter, I could not resist the temptation of ordering beautiful papers and embellishments. Their time to shine has finally come!

To create the base for the decorations, I applied white modelling paste a couple of random places on all the sides. I chose "Tender orchid", as I find this collection matching not only by colour palette, but also because the motives are indeed "tender".

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Two colibri birds are framing the sign "Bright event". Die cuts are layered around the text, some are glued to a thick cardstock in order to create a dimension. Chipboards in the corners are from the same manufacturer, Summer botany. I made a couple of foamiran flowers. For those on the side, I added some colour into the middle with Tim Holtz Distress ink "Faded jeans". For the roses on top, I coloured the edges of leaves with blue oil crayon.

Now, altering the beer box, how not to use a beautiful element, such as a bottle cap? I glued a cabochon with a clock motive inside of it, and voila, - DIY beauty is ready.

The other side of the wooden box is not nearly as embellished, however preserves the overall theme of flowers. One could add some sequins as well to bring the extra sparkle.

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Inside of the box is decorated with "Wood denim lace" 6x6 paper, which is a match made in heaven for the jeans theme in this project.

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Here is yet another close-up :-)

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Hereby also a video review of my project 



Thank you for stepping by, wish you a wonderful day ahead!


I would like to enter this altered project for the "Jeans" competion by Fabrika Decoru