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January 5, 2017

DISTRESS.... AND CHIP!

'Distress.... and chip!'.  But, you have to say it with the cadence of 'Bend.... and snap!', okay?   If you have no idea what I'm talking about, then just view this clip.

I just recently had to upgrade my cell phone.  I was about to toss the box that my old one came in, when I noticed that it was in mint condition; however, the surface design was obviously that of the company the phone came from.  That's when I immediately assumed the position of 'distress.... and chip'. Perhaps you crafty DIYers would like to get in on the action, too.
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©Linda Nelson 2017
Isn't it a charming little packaging box transformation?   Some homemade chalk finish paint, homemade moss tape, a piece of rusty wire and some decoupaging action was all it took to put this crafty project together.  I made a matching gift tag, too.
linda nelson at the createaerie
©Linda Nelson 2017
See the subtle chippy finish details?  They're so easy to achieve on a cardboard box.
linda nelson at the createaerie
©Linda Nelson 2017
I was just about to tuck some tissue paper inside my gift box before photographing it, when it dawned on me that fabric would be an even better idea.  I would have used organza, but I don't have any on hand.  Tulle would be a lovely option, too.
linda nelson at the createaerie
©Linda Nelson 2017
It doesn't necessarily have to be a gift box, either.  It could be used as a decorative storage box.

Well, I hope you enjoyed this session of 'Distress...... and chip!'.

10 comments:

  1. What a marvelous makeover, isn't crafting fun!

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    1. Thank you, Carole. Yes, crafting is the "funnest". So glad you stopped by.

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  2. Oh this turned out so pretty! It makes me want to make up a whole bunch so I will have them on hand for birthday's. Would make gift giving even that much more special.

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    1. Thanks, Linda. Yes, it's an ideal leisurely and creative activity to do.

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  3. Such a clever repurpose, I love it!

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  4. Lovely upcycle, Linda--very beautiful and creative. Thanks so much for linking your project up at Vintage Charm!

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    1. Thank you for visiting, and thank you for hosting, Diana! :)

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  5. Very nice! Love this idea. So much nicer than a store bought gift box or bag. I need to make a thrifting trip soon.

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    1. I like the fact that homemade gift boxes can be made with a specific someone in mind. and that it becomes a keepsake.

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