Paper mache box makeover

Well hello there my lovely friends! I'm so glad you stopped by to have a gander at this!

This is a 10" box that I've industrialized - or steampunked if you prefer! Scraps of fabulous steampunk and/or industrial-themed papers, metal, rust (look at that huge clock spring!), bits and bobs - even paper bag scraps that are distressed to give it a worn leather look.

And now for the inside - it's been upcycled, too!

So whatcha think? It's a fun piece to display or give away! Keep your secret correspondence in it, fill it with your ATCs or rusty treasures. I've got it displayed in my living room as a decor piece! 


  1. This is fabulous!
    Linda xxx

  2. Thank you so much for entering our ATG challenge at Through The Craft Room Door this week. Looking forward to see you again next challenge.
    TTCRD DT {My Blog}

  3. Beautifully done, looks awesome! We would love to have one of your projects submitted for an upcoming issue of the magazine! Thank you so much for entering the challenge at Through The Craft Room Door this week. Looking forward to seeing you again in the next challenge.
    Hugs & Craftiness,
    AngelaThrough The Craft Room Door DT
    Taste Of Craftiness {My Blog}
    Through The Craft Room Door

  4. Simply awesome Cathy. Love it!

  5. Amazing make! Love how you've decorate the box with recycles and it looks awesome. Thanks for playing along with us at The Male Room. Looking forward to seeing your creative projects in the future galleries again.

  6. This is incredible, I LOVE what you have done in every sense. Thank you so much for joining us in our ATG / Beverage challenge at The Male Room this week. Looking forward to see you again next challenge.

    Faith The Male Room DT
    Daffodil Cards {My Blog}

    The Male Room

  7. Great altered box, love all the little details. Thanks so much for playing along at The Male Room craft challenge. Good Luck!

  8. This is so beautiful altered box. Lovely vintage look. Thank you for joining splashy mix challenge.

  9. gorgeous altered box....thanks for playing on Splashymixchallenges

    Rituparna DT SMC

  10. you have done it beautifully. Good luck to you.Thanks for playing along with us at Splashy Mix Challenge.Hope to see you again

    Founder @ Splashy Mix challenge
    Splashy Mix Challenge

  11. Lovely altered box. Like the industrial feeling. Thank you for joining us at Splashy Mix Challenges this month. Hope to see you back here again soon. Judy DT

  12. Beautiful box !!! thank you for your participation at Sandee & Amelie steampunk challenges.

  13. Ooh, I love that spiral of rusted metal - what a fabulous finishing touch to a great altered box. Thanks for your lovely comments over at mine.
    Alison x

  14. Gorgeous, love your amazing transformation into steampunk style. Many thanks for sharing with us SanDee's and Amelies Steampunk Challenge!


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