11 September, 2018

Butterfly box

Just a quick post to present the newest storage space in my stash. And to try to catch the deadline of the current butterfly challenge :)
After finishing my box of greenery by using the clasps of a tea box, and being left with a lid-less tea box, I thought I'll make use of it by turning it into an open container. 
Once I was done with sanding and painting it with white acrylic paint, I decorated it with napkin decoupage using various butterflies which I've cut them out ages ago.
Since I had no use for the box in mind, I thought I'd go with sunshine colours that fit almost everywhere.
However, I decided to add a couple of blue butterflies as well for the sake of contrast. 
Unlike my other decoupage boxes, this one is left completely unprocessed from the inside (except for the sanding) as I didn't want any colour to interfer with the colourful creatures on the outside. 
When everything was done, I first thought I'd give the box away or use it in my kitchen for some kind of spice container. However, it then occured to me that my medicine cabinet drawer could use a little organizer. It's probably not a permanent solution as I'm a little sorry about hiding the box in the drawer, but well...
A little contribution to the September collection of Create in Austria - artwork created by Austrians and/or in Austria.

- 613 avenue create: ATG with optional twist "CAS"
a bit more time to craft: ATG
as you like it: favourite non-card project (napkin decoupage - I like cutting out pieces and placing them on wooden objects until I'm satisfied with the arrangement; also, every time I see a napkin that catches my eyes, a hundred ideas on how I could use it pop up in my head, which explains the huge collection of napkins in my stash :))
brown sugar: all creatures great & small
butterfly challenge: E (electric yellow, eucalyptus)
city crafter: fall colours
crafting with an attitude: ATG
crafty catz: ATG with optional twist "butterfly"
little red wagon: back to basics
love to craft: ATG 
sunny day crafting: any animal
through the craftroom door: ATG
use your stuff: animals
wortartwednesday: ATG


  1. Brilliant transformation. I love all those bright and cheerful butterflies. Thankyou for coming and spinning the butterfly wheel with me this week. hugs Mrs A.

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  3. Wow!nice decoupage..Thanks for playing with us at Brown Sugar Challenge

  4. Very pretty and a lovely storage space. Thanks for joining us at Little Red Wagon this week.

  5. Your box is beautiful! I love the colorful butterflies on the white paint.
    Thank you for joining the Crafting With An Attitude challenge.
    Monica C. DT CWAA

  6. Wow, that's a stunning storage box! I love the butterflies. Thank you for joining us at As You Like It. Luv, Wilma

  7. Wonderful box, love the butterflys. Thanks for joining us this month for our "All Creatures Great and Small" Challenge at The Brown Sugar Challenge.

  8. a lovely mix of butterflies, thanks for sharing at Crafty Catz challenge and hope to see you again

  9. what a lovely box and thanks so much for sharing at crafty catz this week and hope to see you next week. Dont forget we have a GDt call on going.

  10. So VERY Beautiful, love the butterflies, I agree a shame to hide it away. Thank you so much for joining us in our ATG challenge at Through The Craft Room Door this week. Looking forward to see you again next challenge.

    Faith TTCRD DT
    Daffodil Cards {My Blog}

    Through The Craft Room Door

  11. What a great project - it looks amazing. Thanks for joining in at City Crafter.