Wednesday, 2 May 2012

Book Page Keepsake Boxes and Pot

Having made several Book Page Keepsake Boxes see here for original tutorial I got a bit carried away and 'Book Paged' a plant pot too!  


We've just redecorated our lounge, choosing 'Soft Stone' walls with 'Intense Truffle', brightened up the skirting and woodwork, and bought sofa covers (believe me you don't want to see them uncovered...), cushions, plants and knick knacks in my chosen accent colour of green...
The room is now de-cluttered and I decided to match covered shoe-boxes in the room's colours. Hence the boxes below. I keep my sewing kit in my book page box, and family history photos in the small box covered with aged maps from my home town. The other boxes are waiting to be filled, but look so much better than stuff and papers piling up everywhere!


The plant pot seemed a natural addition to fit in with the new décor.


1. Find a pot.

2. Paint it. I used 'Intense Truffle' Dulux emulsion which I'd already used on our feature wall, ordinary acrylic paint will work.

3. PVA glue torn book pages (or scrapbook paper etc) to the pot then seal with Mod Podge Matt or PVA glue.

4. Once dry your pot is finished. I added a rustic touch with a bow of string around the rim. 

2 comments:

  1. Cute idea... I want to see pics of the lounge!!

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  2. Thanks, I'll stick some pics up once it's back in order! I'm collecting frames at the moment for a big gallery wall, so I'm practising patience while that comes together!

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