Sunday, October 22, 2017

Altered Tag Box - Tutorial

Hello Everyone,
Shilpa here,

Confession-  I am a scrap stash hoarder. And it was piling up... I had to take action :)
I made bunch of Tags with bigger size papers and  which can be used for my future projects.
and there was empty Dove Soap box... which I wanted to upcycle!!

I removed box flaps. 
On tissue paper, I stamped text using Rubber Dance Art defined stamp and black archival ink.
And adhered it to whole box using Mod Podge glue.

I decided to use acrylic paints and as a primer, I applied white gesso to the surface using sponge. It covered some part of surface and gave beautiful texture.

I chose blue and green acrylic paints. I applied them on the box using sponge again... I love that effect.

On another paper, I applied acrylic paint (DecoArt Razzle Berry), let it dry completely.
Onto that, I stamped these beautiful hearts using Rubber Dance I heart Art stamp set and black archival ink and cut them out.

 I glued these lovely hearts on the front side of the box using foam adhesive...
and my box was ready!!

I kept the box on my table and tags in it! looks tidy :) .... no more scraps!!
Think about Recycling ... using any of your favourite Rubber Dance stamps!!

Rubber Dance Stamps:


  1. Beautiful box and great idea, Shilpa! I could use a few of those to keep my half-finished tags and other scraps, those that keep piling up - or disappear on my not-so-very-tidy desk ... Love the sponging on the sides of the box, it looks really nice and it's easy to do. Thank you so much for sharing! ♥ ♥ ♥

  2. What a great idea to use a Dove box this way Shilpa! I'm with Bibi - I need some of these too. Thanks for the tutorial on it.
    Dot x

  3. Don't think you're on your own with the stash hoarding Shilpa... we all are! I love recycling to make storage for my craft supplies so this one is right up my street!

  4. A great way to store those tags Shilpa. A very bright and zingy box too. Love this idea.
    Fliss xx

  5. Beautiful upcycling of the box ! Lovedthe sponged effect and as always fresh colors :)

  6. Lovely project! I too like to upcycle old boxes :)

  7. What a great idea and a lovely project Shilpa. Extra storage is always needed here too! xx

  8. What a fab idea Shilpa and yes I’m too sadly running out of useable room!!
    Donna xx

  9. Brilliant idea Shilpa!!! I have so many tags flying arround! I need to make me such a box!


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