Altered wooden box with ticking fabric

Altered wooden boxes with paint and fabrics

What’s more important than the gift itself? The packaging! Altered wooden boxes with paint from Tattered Angels and fabric from Canvas Corp can definitely make a perfect gift packaging to impress and make sure that the recipient will keep it to decorate a corner of the house.

Today, our Crew members, Beth Byrd and Sanna Lippert show us how to alter wooden boxes to place small items to offer, while turning them into beautiful gifts themselves.

Altered wooden box with ticking fabric

“The boxes are 5″ x 7″ x 3″ and can be used as gift boxes or keepsake boxes. They’d also make a pretty addition to your home decor, sitting on mantle or bookshelf.” – as Beth says for her altered wooden boxes.

Altered wooden box with fabric flower

Materials used:
Canvas Corp – Canvas Fringe Ticking – Blue
Canvas Corp – Canvas Fringe Ticking – Kraft
Canvas Corp – Canvas Flower – Blue Ticking Flower
Canvas Corp – Canvas Flower – Kraft Ticking Flower
Lace trim
Soft white acrylic paint
Paper flowers

Tools used:
Small paint brush
Glue gun

Beth gives some easy and quick information on how she made the boxes  – “After distress painting the box, I let it dry for about an hour. Using a glue gun, I wrapped the side of the box with the blue canvas fringe ticking and then glued a strip of ivory lace trim over the ticking. The top of the box is edged in the same lace trim and features a matching blue canvas ticking flower in the center. I added a navy blue paper flower and matching butterfly. The second box was created in the same way as the first one. I used the canvas ticking fringe and ticking flower in the kraft color to create a soft look. ”

Find more of Beth’s work in her blog.


In contrast to Beth, Sanna made more intense choices of colors, both on the paint and on the embellishments.

Altered wooden present box“A dull plain wooden box can be altered to a fun present box with a few simple steps. Add modeling paste through a stencil, let dry, add Glimmer Mist on top and decorate with your favorite bits and pieces.” – Sanna says.

Materials used:
ARTplorations: Ethnic Organic Two stencil
Tattered angels – Glimmer Mist – Jack Frost
Tattered angels – Simply Sheer – Strong Pink
Tattered angels – Glimmer Mist Summer Glow
Modeling paste
Dina Wakley – Scribbly Birds stamp set

Tools used:
Palette knife

Altered wooden present box open

Decorate the box using a palette knife, modelling paste and your favorite stencil design.

Altered wooden present box 2

Color it with one, two or more of the wide range of Tattered angels mists and paints.

Altered wooden present box 1Find more details on how she made this lovely box on Sanna’s blog post and Instagram.


From simple to complex projects, our papers, paints and fabric choices are unlimited and will help make your project unique and distinct. Visit the shop for to see all products available.

Happy Crafting!


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'Altered wooden boxes with paint and fabrics' have 2 comments

  1. March 31, 2017 @ 10:11 am Linda Simpson

    These are all fabulous!
    Linda xxx


  2. March 31, 2017 @ 1:24 pm Iris

    Nice home decor projects


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