For my newest project, I altered an unfinished recipe box that I purchased from my local AC Moore to create a keepsake box for a baby girl. I used the beautiful paper collection from Graphic 45 called Little Darlings. I also used tons of beautiful flowers from I Am Roses. There's a list with links for the flowers I used at the bottom of this post.
First I stained the box with a deep walnut color, painted over that with vintage white paint from Folk Art and then sanded and distressed the box to give it more of a vintage look. Also to give the box more presence, I topped it with an MDF plaque and some baby booties that I sewed myself - can you believe it?! I used a free baby bootie pattern I found off the Internet and some nice thick ivory felt that I purchased at Joann's. To make the booties look vintage, I trimmed them out with some laces, seam binding and some super cute mini crochet flowers from I Am Roses.
I also decorated the top of the recipe box with my new favorite I Am Roses flowers — they're all my favorites, LOL :) — the white roses with pink centers. OMG they are gorgeous. I LOVE them. I also used rosebuds, a daisy, a gardenia that I topped with butterflies that I fussy cut from the paper collection, as well as a large white rose.
Since this is a recipe box, I created six tabbed dividers that can be used to organize photos or other small keepsakes. I was inspired to create an organizer with dividers after watching project videos from Marlene and Jade who are 4umarlene and JadedStudios on YouTube. Their organizer projects looked like a lot of fun, and I had a blast making these dividers.
I used a lot of hydrangea petals and that colored with the new Nantucket Pearls collection from Lindy's Stamp Gang. What BEAUTIFUL colors. I was simply blown away working with them on this project.
I hope you enjoyed today's post! Thanks so much for stopping by!
And here's that list of flowers that I promised:
Gardenia Big Ivory
Gardenia Small Ivory
1” Rose White & Pink
1” Rose White
White Paper Flower
Crochet Flowers w/Pearl (I used white and cream)
Crochet Flowers w/out Pearl (I used white and cream)
White Hydrangea Large
White Hydrangea Mini
White Puffy Semi Open Rose Buds
Medium Size Rose Bud
White Semi Open Rose Buds
.5” White Paper Rose