Compass box

I have amassed a large quantity of boxes to alter, but it intimidates me.  I’ve started small.  This box was one of a set that was a gift from my husbands employer years ago.  I think it had some candy in it.


Here is the inside.


I covered the outside and inside with paper from Carta Bella’s Well Traveled collection.  Of course I inked the edges and added some doodads.  The film strip is Tim Holtz, the bingo chip is real (gasp!) so I guess that makes it Milton Bradley & Co., the plane and boat are American Crafts – Studio Calico.  The mini domino is from  I bought it there years ago.


I altered the lid with the same technique used in Turquoise Altered Book, just with different colored paint, and the feet are the same as I used in The Button Box.


Here is the end result.



About Sam

A lover of crafts and art trapped in the mind of an accountant. My dream is to someday be set free of the cubicle prison. Meanwhile, I craft and I create to set my mind free.
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2 Responses to Compass box

  1. craftytrog says:

    A fabulous transformation! I love the embossed lid, very striking in red! x

  2. Pingback: Gear Box Revisited | Craftart

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