Monday, May 2, 2016

Shortcut Bandboxes

For a long time, ever since an incident involving scones and wine, Rich and I have been tossing around the idea to make a video series about making stuff.  Or rather, our mishaps making stuff.  In other words, This is Why We Can't Make Nice Things.

I've posted a few teasers for this on my Instagram (go follow me!  @katie.lovely) and with lots of help from my wonderful husband it's finally here!  This hopefully first of many videos deals with how I made a period looking bandbox using a ready-made papier-mâché box from a local craft store.
Finished and ready to fill with stuff!

Rich has by far more experience with sound and video creation and editing, so I have a lot of confidence that our productions will only get better now that we're over the biggest hurdle that is *just getting started on something new and different!*

Behind the scenes: drying tea-dyed "newspaper."

As promised, my links and sources:

Wallpaper: Wallpaper Aficionado
Glue: Grandmother Stover's "A Stikflat Glue"
The Young Sewphisticate: A 19th Century Sewing Box

I would love to hear your feedback, here of on my blog' Facebook page! Thanks for watching!!


  1. Great tutorial! Clear and easy to understand. I think a decorated band box will not be high on my list of things to make because I'm too darn lazy, but I will definitely check out any future ones you make!

    1. Thank you! I must admit that I procrastinated over doing boxes for a long time because I always felt like I had "more important" stuff to do, but I got kind of burned out on sewing projects and wanted something to do with my this was a good opportunity to bust out the glue. But not sniff it. ;)

  2. I love the video. (Call me odd, but I do like to hear the voice of a person I 'know' via LJ or FB, but never met in Real Life, suddenly the texts become more alive)

    1. Thank you so much! And I don't think that's odd at all...I have lots of online friends and it's really fun when you can connect one more dot in a friendship with what someone's voice sounds like. :)