Have you ever just gotten on a roll making things and not know when to stop?
I’m like that with paper mache boxes. I have a bunch of them that I’ve altered in different ways.
And I just keep making them.
I can’t seem to stop.
And I’m not overly concerned about it. :)
This is one of my favorites.
I found a Wilton wedding cake topper on BIG TIME clearance. It started out looking like this one (only I didn’t even pay HALF that much), all sweet, white and silver with little pearls.
I took it apart, spray painted the base purple and then covered it in purple Stickles to make it glittery.
I popped the “pearls” out and spray painted the crown a cool metallic copper and then replaced the pearls with black rhinestones.
For the bottom box I simply decoupaged napkins on using Mod Podge and let it dry.
The black scrolls are vinyl cut out with my Cricut and then a small black rhinestone is placed in between the scrolls.
The scalloped trim is from Martha Stewart. It started out gold. I spray painted it with the same copper I used for the crown.
YUP! I spray painted a paper trim to make it the color I wanted. You can do that.
The purple and orange fringe is crepe paper, layered, sewn, cut and fluffed out to make a long garland.
And the top box is scrapbook paper decoupaged on with Mod Podge.
I glued it inside the crown on the top of the cake topper and then wired the crow to the lid.
Both boxes are able to open to store things inside.
The stand is also another discount find. It’s a kind of cheap wooden home decor item. It works well with this whole piece.
Have you ever purchased a wedding item and used it for an entirely different craft? What was it? I’d love to know.