Changing out the bedroom decor
With the coming of winter I changed the quilts and covers on our bed. That also meant changing curtains and decor because the summer quilt is browns and reds while the winter one is tan and green. For winter I always add a little plum to bring in some color.
I had to take down my red and brown store bought decor box, and started looking for something to replace them. I forget what I used before, and buying boxes that I would only use for decor seemed silly. (The others were gifts) So I decided to make make my own.
How to make a decor box:
It’s really easy to make your own decor box. You need a box (or two) the size that you would like the finished product to be, paper, tape and anything else you would like to use to decorate the box with.
I found two boxes that were the same size, put together they were perfect. So I taped them together like this. Yeah, that’s painting tape, seems like that was all I had available to me at the moment. 😉
I used scrapbook paper to cover mine with. The only thing to watch out for it make sure you have enough paper, I just barely had enough to cover the front, top and side, with a little left over to make a fake flap with.
I carefully covered the ends first, cutting the paper just big enough to have about an inch to wrap around the edges.
Next, I took the remaining paper and cut a triangle to make a fake flap. make it the width of the front of the box, and make sure there is a small section that can be taped to the top of the box. I used the contrasting paper to wrap the edges of the fake flap. Then extended the side pieces, giving it a look of a full lid that lifts up. (Hopefully I’m making sense here)
So, here is what the top of my chest looks like now (I did finally get a photo in that frame).
See, you cannot tell that the box isn’t anything but perfectly covered and even store bought! The only downfall, is the paper will likely fade after awhile. But anyway, it’s really easy to create decor boxes; after all, free is always best! 😉