I vacuumed out all the leftover soap and wipe the inside clean with a damp cloth. Then I reinforced the sides, top and edges with clear packing tape. Next, I gave it a light coat of spray paint and let that dry.
I picked three coordinating scrapbook papers from Hobby Lobby and cut them to fit the sides of the box. Using a foam brush, I gave the the sides a good coat of Mod Podge and attached the paper. I used a crayon to make a reverse rubbing of the handle area on the top so I could cut it to fit.
After the box and the top was covered, I added some accents with the coordinating paper. Then I gave the whole box a final coat of Mod Podge to give it that shiny smooth finish. After the Mod Podge was dry, I reinforced the edges again with clear tape so the paper wouldn't wear with use.
I attached some ribbon that I already had with my Fabri-Tac. I love this glue, and used it for years...it works like magic on just about anything. I cover the cute little handle in Fabri-Tac and wrapped it in the leftover ribbon.
Then I attached one of those nifty little wooden ovals you get from Hobby Lobby. Of course, I painted and labeled it first, and then glued it on with my Fabri-Tac.
She's all done. Of course now I'm thinking of what else I could use these for.....what a cute gift box, small toy storage, art supplies, magazines, even decoupaged for Christmas........ I'd love to hear your ideas.
I'll be posting at these crafty blogs for Monday: