Altered drawer box – for a guy

Although I may not have posted very much lately, I’ve been quite the busy paper crafter 🙂 . It’s just that I have to wait until the intended recipients of these projects have actually received their gifts, before I can show them (and the rest of the world) these blog posts to avoid ruining the surprise! So, the coming weeks I’ll be posting quite a few projects since August is kind of a festive month in our extended family, with several birthdays and a baby that’s eagerly expected 🙂

Now I’m very happy to show you the second of these “August gifts”! (the first being the Ancestry mini album I just posted)

First I painted this cute little wooden drawer box very dark brown, then I added Graphic 45’s A Proper Gentleman design paper to its drawer fronts – after distressing them with Tim Holtz’s Black Soot distress ink.


My mother commissioned this project for my uncle’s birthday, and getting to create this was great fun for me. After I was done and had printed her personal birthday wishes on a special tag – adding some extra tags just for fun – she really finessed it, turning it into the perfect birthday gift for her brother by filling each drawer with a nice golfing gift (like golf balls, tees etc)! What a great idea! 🙂

Anyway, hope you’re inspired by it as well. Check it out!

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