Antique Keepsake Box
Paper mache square box
Floral patterned fabric
Odd buttons and Lace
PVA glue and craft Glue
Wood heart shape
Start by painting the inside and outside of your box with a complimenting color to your fabric.
Once your box is dry. Use your lid as a template to cut a square of fabric, just larger then the top of your box.
Place some glue onto your lid, and then glue down the fabric. Wrap it around the sides tightly. This will be covered up with some binding.
For the side of your lid, fold a piece of fabric about 1 Cm larger then the width of your lid's edge.
Fold both the outside edges into the middle to form a neatly folded binding. Which is the same width of your lid's edge.
You may need to iron it down to keep it straight.
Glue it down and around your box to cover the sides.
Use the picture above as an example. It will make it easier to follow.
Mix 1tbs of coffee with 3tbs of water. Paint your box with this mix to give it an antique effect.
Try not to use too much liquid.
Just a nice dry brushing of coffee mix will be enough to stain it.
Decorate your box with buttons and lace then glue your wooden heart on top.
By Shellie Wilson. Shellie is the chief creative editor for Craftbits.