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Friday 28 November 2014

Shoe Box

Good morning all.

This project has been on the go for a week or two now and I finally got around to finishing it yesterday.

Last Christmas the boys were somewhat dismayed to find Santa hadn't filled a stocking for them! In Santa's defence I don't believe they hung one up before they went to bed and these days their undies and such don't fit very easily in a stocking!
When tidying the craft room a few weeks ago I came across some shoe boxes waiting to be altered and decided to upcycle a couple...here is the first.

The before...

Picked some backing papers from my hoarded stash of 12x12 and decorated the outside of the box...

Painted the inside white, added some recycled ribbon and a bow , lined with hoarded tissue paper and filled...

Challenges entered:
Unstampables - make a box and tell us how you did it
Decorate to Celebrate - anything 3D
Not Just Cards - anything goes
CHNC Extra - anything Christmas goes
Crafty Hazelnut's Patterned Paper - anything with patterned paper goes


  1. Those papers and perfect for masculine projects. Bet their undies will fit into the altered boxes! :)
    xxx Asha

  2. Brilliant, love what you have done with them.
    Just given me an idea for the boys, thank you.
    Have a great weekend

    Patricia x

  3. Love your bicycles boxes Carol. I have got a few saved as well, so maybe I'll use your idea if you don't mind. Hugs Rita xxx

  4. Thanks for playing with us again at Not Just Cards Challenge this week!
    Monica - DT

  5. Fabulous idea Carol, I am sure they will love these!
    Linda xxx

  6. Great altered boxes Carol. Santa can leave quite a bit of stuff in these! Hugs Christine xx

  7. Terrific boxes, Carol, so well decorated and such a super idea, hugs Kate x

  8. Brilliant transformation of a shoebox Carol and it is lovely and big to hold so many fabby goodies.
    lorraine x

  9. Carol this is a fantastic idea to cover and alter your shoe box and the papers are stunning x

  10. Your altered shoe boxes should keep the boys happy Carol, I still fill red sacks for my 19 and 16 year old boys, not quite as full as they used to be though!

  11. Wonderful project, Carol. Thank you for entering my CHNC challenge extra for November and my Patterned Paper November challenge with your lovely crafting - hope to see you again soon x

  12. ooh they will be lucky guys this year Carol these are great. Zx

  13. Lovely decorate box with the pretty paper:) Thank you for joining us over at Decorate to Celebrate!!

  14. Lovely colour combinations here and gorgeous design.xx

    The Journey is the Start

  15. Great idea as a substitute for a stocking. I was sill filling a stocking for my daughter well into her twenties. Now I'm doing one for my grandson.! Hugs Mrs A.

  16. Santa will be just as happy with the shoe boxes as the stocking or shoes! They look good - the boys are lucky to have such a caring mum! Great papers found from the stash as well! Thanks for sharing with us at Unstampabelles.

  17. Lovely altered box. Lovely project. Thank you for joining us at Recycle, Re-purpose and Re-invent. Hope to see you back here again soon. Judy DT

  18. Beautifully done Carol your boys should be delighted with them! Susan x

  19. Lovely boxes! Thanks so much for joining us at Craft Hoarders Anonymous!

  20. Great idea, they're wonderful! Thanks for joining us at Craft Hoarders Anonymous!

  21. Nice box! Thanks for joining us at Craft Hoarders Anonymous!

  22. so awesome thank you for joining our challenge at dtc. hugs

  23. Great job! Thanks for playing along with Craft Hoarders Anonymous.

  24. What a smart idea! I love those altered shoe boxes! My kids all have big feet so I save all of the shoe boxes. hee hee Thanks so much for playing along with the Craft Hoarders Anonymous Challenge!

  25. I hoard boxes too! Thanks for linking up your covered boxes to DTC Challenge #89!

    - Katy Taylor (DTC DT)

  26. Great idea!!!! Thanks so much for participating in our DECORATE TO CELEBRATE challenge!! Hope to see you again for our next challenge!!
    A Little Bit O' Paper


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