Box decor with own hands - examples and photo ideas

The decor of the box

In every house there are always small things that give the room a look of slovenliness and clutter. An excellent solution is to store such trifles in boxes. In a beautiful design they can be found in stores, but it would be much more profitable and more pleasant to decorate the box with your own hands.

Ideas for storage in boxes

Where to begin

Before you start to modify the shoe boxes, you need to provide everything, so that later on the little things do not detach from the process of work:

  • pick up a suitable box, think over its design;
  • choose a convenient, well-lit workplace;
  • find a sufficient amount of material;
  • to prepare tools: scissors, a stationery knife, an adhesive tape, glue and other.
Original lamps from boxesOriginal lamps from boxes

Choose materials for decoration is very simple. You can simply paint it with colors, glue it with paper for decoration, color paper, wallpaper, newspaper, sheet music, maps, napkins, stamps, jute rope, woolen threads. Also spectacularly look products, covered with a variety of types of fabric, ribbons, dermatitis, oilcloth. Children's boxes can be pasted with wrappers, leaflets from coloring pages, stickers, key rings, matches, drawings of animals or favorite characters, details from designers, mosaics.

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The most popular way to decorate boxes from shoes is to glue them with paper or cloth.

How to glue a box of paperHow to glue a box of paper

Even the wallpaper is suitable

For decor shoe boxes with their own hands perfectly fit wallpaper, the remains of which are found in every home. To glue the box with vinyl or non-woven wallpaper, you will need wallpaper paste, and if the selected wallpaper is paper, PVA glue will do. First of all, you need to measure a piece of wallpaper of a suitable size, taking into account the reserve for the admission and attach the box to it. With a pencil, draw a contour of the bottom, then bend the wallpaper from the parallel sides of the box, pressing firmly against the walls, ironing the fingers of the folding place. Expand, do the same from other sides. After fitting, you need to cut off excess pieces and you can proceed to pasting. First you need to smear the bottom, attach to the pattern, then the sides, gently pressing and straightening the canvas, and then - inside.

Finishing the box pieces of wallpaper, palette and buttonsFinishing the box pieces of wallpaper, palette and buttons

In the same way, the boxes can be covered with a cloth. As an adhesive in this case, it is good to use double-sided scotch, because the glue can impregnate the fabric, leaving a stain on it.

Decor of a small box

Decor in decoupage technique

Technique decoupage is based on gluing the cut out pattern to the surface of the object and fixing the resulting composition with varnish.

On the box you can paste a cloth

For decoupage are perfectly suitable paper napkins. First of all, the box from the shoes should be painted with paint and allowed to dry. Usually it is necessary to put several layers, it all depends on the original background of the box. Then it is necessary to compose a composition of napkins with a suitable pattern or pattern. After careful fitting, you need to apply the napkin to the box face up and gently apply glue on it using a brush. Do not apply glue under the napkin. Thus, all elements of the picture are glued. After complete drying, a varnish is applied. You can paint the elements yourself to paint the places where the pictures fit together and give the image a finished look. Another layer of varnish - and a work of art is ready.

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Bright box of shoes

It should be noted that if the box is glossy, then you need to first get rid of the top layer with sandpaper.

Vintage box

Original design

One of the very effective materials for decoration are buttons, due to their variety of shapes, colors, sizes. Boxes can simply simply be pasted with buttons, you can glue only the lid, or some particular side, or you can put a certain pattern or pattern out of the buttons. To simplify the work, the first layer of buttons can be glued, spreading them on the table face down, cover the surface of the box with glue, attach to the buttons and firmly press. Above the next layer of buttons you have to work hard, gluing each separately to hide all the gaps. If it is decided to draw a picture, first the surface of the box from the shoes will need to be covered with either paint, or paper, or cloth. Then draw the image on the surface and paste with buttons.

Box for handkerchiefs

Similarly, you can decorate the cardboard box with coins, paillettes, beads, rhinestones, matches, counting sticks, colored pencils.

Each method of decor has its own nuances

In working with different materials there are always pros and cons (see table)

Mode of decorationAuxiliary tools and materialsFeatures of work
Covering the box with paper productsscissors, pencil, ruler brush, varnish,

PVA glue, stationery knifeto produce quickly and simply, the materials available
Tightening with cloth, ribbons, etc.soap for marking, glue or double-sided adhesive taperich appearance, well suited for the manufacture of caskets
Decoupageacrylic paints, sandpaper, cut out drawings,painstaking work requiring skill and patience
Staining with acrylic paintspaints, brushes, lacquer, simple pencil,sandpaperthe manufacturing process is delayed due to the need to wait for each layer of paint and varnish to dry out
Use of buttons, sequins, coins, rhinestones and similar materialstransparent glue-moment, paper or cloth for the substratethe original look of the finished product, the work will require diligence, since it will take a lot of time to glue the small parts

Box for books

A fascinating process of turning a nondescript box into a work of art for everyone can become a very useful hobby. It is better not to dwell on any one, but try different ways to decorate. To do this, you will need a lot of time and patience, but the final result is undoubtedly worth the effort.