How to Create a Vintage Inspired Memento Box

Vintage Inspired Memento Box

This Vintage Inspired Box is the perfect place to store special mementos for years to come.

For this project,  I started with a Unfinished Cornice Box from Walnut Hollow*

which I lightly white washed with a soft gray chalky finish, stenciled and slightly distressed,

for a warm vintage-feel home décor piece with a soft timeless finish.

The Vintage Inspired Memento Box was sponsored by Walnut Hollow and DecoArts.

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Supplies Used on the Vintage Inspired Memento Box…           (*affiliate links)

How to Create a Vintage Inspired Memento Box…

Directions:

    1. Paint the Cornice Box* with Relic Chalky Finish Paint* (inside and out).
    2. Lightly sand the box to smooth out the finish.
    3. Add a small bit of water to Everlasting* paint and give the box a quick white wash.
    4. Rub excess paint off the box with a clean soft rag for a slightly distressed look.

5.  Position The French Inn stencil over the top of the box.  Secure the stencil in place with the     painters tape to prevent slipping.  Use stipple brush to apply a mix of Relic, Romance & Everlasting paint to the decorative element in the center of the stencil.
6.  Stencil the remaining open stencil areas with “Relic” paint.
7.  Position and stencil Old French Script pattern onto the sides of box.
8.  Allow paint to dry for a few hours and lightly sand over the stenciled area to give a slightly worn look.
9.  Apply Clear Crème Wax onto the inside and outside of the box.  Wait one hour and buff box using a soft clean rag.

10.  Spray the brass knobs with black spray paint.
11.  Rub the knobs with Champagne Metallic Lustre Wax and buff.
12.  Glue or Screw knobs in place.

13.  Measure decorative scrapbook paper or wallpaper scraps to fit inside the box.
14.  Apply a thin layer of craft glue on the back of the paper and stick to the sides and bottom of the box.

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How to Create a Wedding Memories Card Box

I am honored to have had my Wedding Memories Card Box featured as a special project in

DIY Wedding Magazine’s Holiday Issue.

Wedding Memories Keepsake Cards Box 1

The Wedding Memories Cards Box is a dual purpose box to hold cards at the Reception

and then to be used later to store the Wedding Memories to be cherished for years to come.

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I started with a plain wood box from Walnut Hollow and Chalky Finish Paint from Deco Art to create a soft timeless finish.

Supplies Used:    (*amazon affiliate links)

Finished Size: 9” x 12” x 3 1/2”

Wedding Memories Card Box Collage

Directions:

  1. Paint the top portion of the cornice box with “Vintage” Chalky Finish paint and the bottom portion of the box with “Timeless” Chalky Finish paint. (inside and out)
  2. Lightly sand the box to smooth out the finish.
  3. Position “Mod Quatrefoil” stencil over the top of the box. Secure the stencil in place with the painters tape to prevent slipping. Use stipple brush to apply “Whisper” Chalky Finish paint inside open stencil areas.
  4. Remove stencil.
  5. Position and stencil “Mod Quatrefoil” pattern onto the sides of box.
  6. Allow paint to dry for a few hours and lightly sand over the stenciled area to give a slightly worn look.
  7. Apply clear crème wax onto the inside and outside of the box.
  8. Wait one hour and buff box using a soft clean rag.
  9. Measure and apply decorative paper onto the inside of the box.
  10. Tie a long length of Antique White Satin ribbon around the top of the box, tying a bow on the top.
  11. Cut cream cardstock into five 2 1/4” x 3 1/2” pieces.
  12. Stencil the letters to spell “CARDS” onto cream cardstock using the 3” Simple Script Alphabet.
  13. On the inside of the box: Clip the letters onto the ribbon using the mini clothespins.

Wedding Memories Card Box closed

This project was sponsored by Deco Arts and Walnut Hollow. 

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