Christmas in July BLOP HOP!

By kate blue - Monday, July 08, 2013

Happy Monday!  And if you are here for the Christmas in July blog hop with Stacy, then you have started in the right place!  I am first on the blog hop & my project to inspire you today is an upcycled project! For some crazy reason, I save my Birchbox boxes-they are just the right sizes for all kinds of stuff....

so, I decided to upcycle one box (top and bottom) into a shelf decor for Christmas-you can put it in the kitchen or bathroom for a touch of whimsy!  Separated the box and covered both boxes with washi-I did not make mine match just because I don't like matchy matchy-I just coordinate:)
The last thing to do is to embellish your way!  I grabbed papers, washi, ornament pieces, chipboard and stickers...I admit it, I buy Christmas stuff after Christmas when it's marked down cause I never know when I'm gonna need things for an altered project! Forgot why I got those silver balls, never used em for the intended purpose but they came in use today! I attached them to the back of washi covered chipboard with more washi!

I apologize for the blurry photos; it was raining (storming) when I finished and then by the time I finished cooking dinner, it was dark...will retake the shots tomorrow afternoon :)

and I ended up with this!

  I am gonna add some fake snow, some ribbon at the top and I left room at the bottom for a favorite photo before hanging.  This is a great way to use stash and washi (for those of you who have asked me how to use more washi tape in different ways.)
Please leave me a comment for the RAK (yesterdays post-winner will be drawn on my birthday July 13th)) and now hop on over to see the lovely cutting master, Melisa from Paperlicious Designs Thanks for hopping- hope you were inspired!

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  1. Wow wow wowwwwwwwwww! This is gorgeous! LOVING the colors and loveeeeeee that tree!!!!

  2. I echo what Julie said - WOW, WOW, WOW, WOW!! Wonderful upcycle!! Love all your elements and layers. Stunning box!!

  3. So pretty! What a great idea! TFS!

  4. Kat this is so awesome! I've been holding on to a few boxes for a project just like this but just couldn't get started. Thanks for sharing photos of your "process" now I might be able to come up with something! LOL Beautiful project! Thanks again for hopping with me :)

  5. Wow! Kat that is spectacular! I always thought of embellishing box lids and wrapping the bottom with a coordinating card stock and still using it as a box. You have totally opened my eyes up to a whole new way of creating! Love this! Thank you so much for sharing... Oh and happy (early) birthday! It is the same day as my mother's! :)

  6. I really love this! Reindeers are my favorite!

  7. Super project/idea! I love recycling and shopping for deals after Christmas.

  8. Hi Kat! Just loving the colors of your project! And my favorite piece is definitely that tree. Thanks for giving me of another use for washi tape--I'm always looking for more ideas. Thanks so much for sharing!

  9. This is so cute! I'm in the mood for Christmas Carols now!

  10. Nice Project and love the colors.

  11. Nice project Kat! I love the varied pattern papers.

  12. Fabulous upcycle project Kat!!! I love it. So very creative!

  13. Hi there! First let me tell you that this is a fantastic project. I first saw it a couple days ago in tiny-vision on my cell phone but now I can see how intricate and detailed it is and I am in awe. You rock!
    YES! of course to your question on my blog! You know that I am a long-time fan of yours so I was extremely flattered to hear from you. Just let me know what you need from me if anything. Hope you are having a great day, I am sitting here trying to wish the heat is not working, lol. TTYL

  14. Kat, you cease to amaze me with your talent. Great projecr.

  15. WOW Kat... That is amazing! I so wish I could pull something like that off. Whenever I try to alter something it always seems to go awry! lol. Great Job!!

  16. Oh My They are georgous. I love how you added the tree. The boxes are so beautiful. Thanks for sharing.

  17. This is a great project and I love that it uses up some leftover scraps! How fun! Happy to be following along via GFC. Thanks for the inspiration!

  18. How I love that gorgeous creation! Lovely layers and colors. Thanks for sharing inspirations.

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