Keepsake boxes are beautiful to have around the house to treasure little trinkets- but did you know you could make one by creating an upcycled cutlery box?
Upcycled Cutlery Box To Save Your Treasures
Have an old cutlery box lying around the house and are unsure what to do with it? Or do you have little items you want to save but nowhere to put them? If you do not have a cutlery box around the house, you can most likely easily find one at a thrift store as we did.
A lot of people donate cutlery boxes, but it seems that not as many people need them, so they are usually easy to find at a thrift store. That way, you can take something that looks like a simple old box and turn it into a craft!
We love this upcycled memory box because you can turn it into any type of treasure you want. You can also store it anywhere in the house because it is definitely pretty enough!
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- Wooden cutlery box (or any wooden box) – check out your local thrift store!
- Decoupage paper
- Chalky paint in white, vintage green, and gold
- Paint brushes
- Decoupage glue or Mod Podge
How to Turn a Cutlery Box into a Keepsake Box
I shared the tutorial for this upcycled cutlery box on a Facebook Live which you can watch here. All of the step by step instructions can be found in the video.
I love how the keepsake box turned out with the combination of printed birds on the paper and the soft chalky paint. It has so much more character than the original cutlery box.
More Keepsake Crafts
Check out more of these handmade keepsakes! From wooden boxes, sewing projects or garden stones there’s a way to capture any memory.
- Upcycled Wood Box
- Beachy Upcycled Treasure Box
- Holiday Keepsake Box
- Memory Bunny Craft
- DIY Stepping Stones
- Vintage Map Keychain
There you have it- you now have a beautiful upcycled memory box! We know with a craft like this, we could all work on the same craft but they could come out completely different- which is great! That is the fun part about crafting. We would love to see your upcycled memory box! Make sure to show it off to us! Tag us on Facebook or Instagram– we can’t wait to see it!
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