Upcycled box with image transfer

Vintage French Hats Box – Storage for Jewelery Findings

I am transferring projects over from my old blog. For this project I was thinking outside of the box – literally

I had a box containing 3 small jars of toiletries – bath salts, hand cream and ????  I don’t know what because I have mislaid one of the jars! I am hoping it is lurking somewhere and I can complete this project

for the outside cover I transferred a French graphic on to linen using the (Reynolds) freezer paper method and gave it an aged effect by brushing on a mix of coffee and water.

The little bauble is from a vintage bracelet and I tatted a border around the ege

I sourced the lovely hat images from The Graphics Fairy  and added the text (rings & things, pins & needles and seeds & beads) – this can take a few attempts to get both the images and text the right size

I printed the page

and dabbed it with a piece kitchen towel dipped in a mix of instant coffee and hot water

I had to iron the paper as it was a bit wrinkled, then put it through my Xyron adhesive/laminator, cut out circles and stuck them on the lids (at least 2 lids meantime! lol))
I added the cream lace which already had sticky tape on it……. 
……..and for inside the lid – I  typed, copied & printed few craft related words on copy paper and stuck it inside with double sided tape

and here is my vintage box – I will use it to store headpins, rings and other small items I use for jewellery making

and, guess what? I still can’t find the third jar!

Yay! I found it

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