18 March, 2018


Another napkin decoupage project, this time one aiming to organize some of my "little things" - things I once decided to keep and still don't manage to throw away because they *might* be useful someday. And since these kind of acquirements will sooner or later cause chaos in one of your drawers, I decided to at least organize them in some small wooden boxes.  
When I ordered them online a while ages ago, I wasn't sure whether I'd like them or not, so I decided to order two and see whether they'd be useful to me. (Or maybe they didn't have more in stock and Icouldn't order more even if I wanted?) Anyway, since I've decorated them properly, I certainly wish I had more of them as they turned out to be perfect for my little things.
Upon painting, I decided to use sand paper to get rid of any uneven spots and splinters, which turned out to be quite a challenge around the numerous corners each box has. Once that was done, I searched through my stash for some fitting napkins: small motifs, preferably colourful but not too intense. In the end, I decided I'd take forget-me-nots for one box and lovely little birds for the other. Matching those two colour choices, the inside of one box would be light blue, while the other would be painted in a light peach shade.
What I especially liked about the boxes when I fisrst saw them was the sliding glass top, which closes well and allows me to see what I've put in each of the compartments. Too bad the boxes seem to have vanished from the online shop.
Box #2: same principle, other end of the colour scale.
All in all, the boxes measure about 17x13 cm - more than suitable for countless tiny things and leftovers that accumulate in your stash and need some kind of organizer. Also, they can  be piled up perfectly and stored together. The motifs are different on purpose, but I think this looks even better because it's not too much of the same thing. 
And since both are associated with spring, the storage even makes a nice Easter decoration on my shelf - no more hiding little things in the drawer!
Waiting to be used up... (Of course, sticking to the colour scheme of the boxes upon organizing the things from my stash was absolutely vital for my inner Monk.)
A little contribution to the March collection of Create in Austria - artwork created by Austrians and/or in Austria.

613 avenue create: ATG with optional twist "reuse/upcycle"
a bit more time to craft: ATG
gem of a challenge: Easter
brown sugar: spring/Easter
C.R.A.F.T.: animals
crafting with an attitude: ATG
crafty catz: ATG
crafty sentiments: Easter
creative inspirations: any occasion
creative moments: ATG
do-all kreatives: spring/Easter
bawion: Easter
everybody art: ATG
friendship challenge: Easter
inspiration destination: ATG with optional twist "spring/pastel colour"
kreativtanten: animals
love to craft: ATG 
moving along with the times: Easter
my time to craft: Easter/spring
pennys papertake: ATG
scrapping4fun: ATG with flowers (flower box)
through the craftroom door: ATG
ustvarjalni dotik: Easter (wooden boxes, matt decoupage varnish)
wortartwednesday: ATG
worldwide open design team challenge: ATG

And who knows, maybe we can even go from grey to colourful skies again sometime soon. 
Pretty, pretty please :)


  1. Beautiful boxes. Love blue colour inside - seems like glass is painted. Thanky you for joining Ustvarjalni dotik challenge. Love, Barbara

  2. Such a great storage box! Lovely! Thanks for playing with us at Through The Craftroom Door ATG Challenge! Looking forward to seeing you again next time and good luck!
    Sunila & Aditi- DT
    Dots to Lines

  3. Fabulous use of the Easter theme, that is going to be so useful. Thanks for joining us at PG, good luck with the challenge, hugs Shirleyxxxx

  4. These beuatiful boxes are a very clever idea for keeping little 'crafting gems'!
    Lia, DT S4F

  5. Very nice. Thanks for joining us at Penny’s Paper-Crafty Challenge blog.
    Bye, Groetjes van Ine (DT)

  6. Beautiful and sweet project! Thanks for join us at Crafty Sentiments Designs this time, good luck. Hugs Beatriz DT

  7. Beautiful boxes, love both!Perfect for crafters
    Thank you for sharing them with us at Crafty Sentiments Designs
    Best wishes

  8. Great storage boxes:)I love the blue flowers! such a feeling of spring:)

  9. Beautifully decorated boxed love the Spring images---Thank you for joining us at 613 Avenue Create
    Carol DT x

  10. You have decorated them so beautifully, thanks for joining us at MAWTT, xxx

  11. Amazing. Love the way you decorated the boxes. Thanks for joining us at BaWiOn.
    Hugs Heidi

  12. Beautiful decorated storage boxes... and sooo useful.
    Thanks for playing along with us at our present challenge at Do-Al(l) Kreatives and good luck! Hope you will join us next month again.

    Crafty greetings

    *DT + Admin* Do-Al(l) Kreatives {#15 – Spring / Easter}
    *DT* Kreativ-Tanten Challenge {#15 – Animals}
    *DT* Craft Rocket Challenges {#46 – something new}
    Alex' Kreative Seite

    1. It's me again.... now with an other DT hat on!
      Thanks for playing along with us at our present challenge at Kreativ-Tanten and good luck! Hope you will join us next month again.


      *DT* Kreativ-Tanten Challenge {#15 – Animals}
      *DT + Admin* Do-Al(l) Kreatives {#15 – Spring / Easter}
      *DT* Craft Rocket Challenges {#46 – something new}
      Alex' Kreative Seite

  13. You have created some beautiful storage boxes and what a great idea. Thanks for entering this month's challenge at Creative Inspirations and good luck, Jayne DT

  14. Wow what stunning storage boxes you have made, absolutely adore them.
    Thanks for joining us over at Penny's.
    Jean xx

  15. Wonderful storage boxes! It's great to have the storage as lovely as the contents.

    Thank you so much for entering our ATG challenge at Through The Craft Room Door this week. Looking forward to see you again next challenge.

    Rijacki's Workshop
    Through The Craft Room Door

  16. Very great box.
    Thanks for joining us at the DAK and Creative Aunt Challenge.
    Greetings Andrea

  17. Oh yeah, that's a fantastic idea! Wonderful job you've done - very clever, too!

    Thanks for playing along with our Do-Al(l) Kreatives Challenge and good luck!

    Hugs and please come back soon!
    Kleido’s BastelStüble
    *Owner* Do-Al(l) Kreatives (#15 – Spring/Easter)
    *DT* Die Sketchtanten
    *DT* Die Traumfabrik

  18. These are great - beautifully decorated and really useful too.

    Thanks for sharing it with us at the Crafty Catz Challenge Blog.

    Helen x

  19. A really sweet idea! Very well done!
    Thank You for joining us at Do Al(l) Kreatives Challenge DT Ella

  20. Great work, these look amazing.
    Thank you for sharing with us over here at "World Wide Open Design Team Challenge" and best of luck with your entry.
    Annette DT

  21. Thank you for sharing your lovely little boxes with us at Love To Craft. I especially like that you took the time to paint the insides of the boxes (and your nod to Monk, keeping everything coordinated inside, too)

  22. These beautiful boxes are very nice!
    Thanks for joining us at our present challenge at Kreativ-Tanten!


    Gismo`s kreative Seite
    *Owner* ATC around the world
    *Owner* ATC`s mit Herz
    *DT* Papiria
    *DT* Kreativtanten
    *DT* Die Traumfabrik

  23. Great job. Thank you for sharing with us at the C.R.A.F.T. Challenge. - Myrna DT

  24. Eine tolle Aufbewahrung!
    Vielen Dank für Deine Teilnahme an der aktuellen Challenge von Bawion! Ich hoffe wir sehen uns bei der nächsten Challenge wieder.

    LG Birgit

    Birgit's Blog
    {Admin + DT} Bawion

  25. Wow this is so lovely.
    Thanks for playing with us at Inspiration Destination.
    Good luck!! Michelle (DT)

  26. Beautiful creations
    Have a Blessed easter weekend
    Thank you for your entry at Scrapping4funChallenges
    Rachelle DT

  27. you have created a wonderful project. Thanks for playing along with us at Scrapping 4 Fun Challenge.Hope to see you again
    Shylaa DT@S4F

  28. Fabulous! Love the boxes. Thank you for sharing with us over here at World Wide Open Design Team Challenge and best of luck with your entry.

    Vicki DT for  http://worldwideopendesignteamchallenge.blogspot.com.au/