Well, surprise, surprise, it’s a box. A handmade wooden box purchased from Home Deco Art for a mere £15.99. Dovetail joints and everything!
I wanted to personalise a sturdy box for the wedding. A box in which our guests can leave their cards and which will double as a keepsake box; a sort of wedding day time capsule.
I love decopatch. I love how it gives a really polished, hard wearing finish.
Remember the glasses cases I treated with decopatch last year?
The whole decopatch glasses case tutorial can be found here
To start I gave the box a rough undercoat of white acrylic paint.
Inside and out.
From my favourite decopatch online shop ‘The Decopatch Place’, I chose this lovely rose print. I ordered 12 sheets which turned out to be exactly what I needed.
Starting from the inside I layered up torn pieces of the rose print paper.
On and on.
And on until I had covered it completely.
Finally I gave it another coat of the decopatch glue which drys clear, like a varnish and left it outside to dry in the sun.
Yes, I should have been sewing but it was just too nice to be stuck in doors. This was a project I didn’t think I would be able to fit in before THE BIG DAY. But I did and I’m very pleased to have this lovely box in which to keep my wedding bits and pieces.
Love, Lucie x