Monday, February 1, 2010

Beloved Altered Game Box Lid

I am so excited about today's project. It is not necessarily just a Valentine's Day project, it would be great for anyone you love any time of the year.

This is another "green" recycled art project....the base is actually a lid from a card game I bought at a garage sale! How cool is that?

Roni - CHA 048


Game Board Lid

Distress Crackle Paint

Distress Ink

Ink Blending Tool

Large hole Punchenella (sequins waste material)

Grungeboard Heart, Wings, Keys, Keyhole

Adirondack Acrylic Dabber - Black



Gold Dresden Trim - German Corner Store

Foam Core Board


1. Paint the inside and outside of the lid with black paint.

2. Place the punchenella on an angle inside the box lid.

3. Paint desired color of Distress Crackle Paint in a few of the holes. Continue painting using the next desired color above the first.

4. Move the punchenella around and paint additional colors of Distress Crackle Paint until the box has been covered with colorful dots. When you have finished covering the lid with dots of color, paint Black Soot Distress Crackle Paint around the outside edges feathering the paint towards the center...this just adds a bit of a distressed feel and blends it in with the edges. Let all of the paint dry overnight.

5. Paint the Grungeboard keys and keyhole using metallic colors of the Distress Crackle Paints.

6. Paint the Grungeboard heart with Fired Brick and Worn Lipstick, the wings with Picket Fence Crackle Paints. Let all of the Grungeboard pieces dry over night.

7. Print the sentiment on cardstock. Distress the edges using Black Soot Distress Ink and the Ink Blending Tool & Foam.

8. Use the brads and affix the keyhole to the center of the heart.

Roni - CHA 049

9. Attach the wings to the back of the heart. Mount the heart in the center of the lid using 2-3 layers of foam core board so the sides of the lid don't interfere with the wings.

Roni - CHA 094

10. String the keys together and wire to the top of the box lid so they dangle freely.

Roni - CHA 093

11. Mount the sentiment in the lower right hand corner of the box.

12. Add Dresden trim to the top and bottom lip of the box.


Roni - CHA 093

You've got a great gift ready to give to your own Beloved :)


  1. I save nearly every box and lid I come across so I've got a start on making one of these! :)

  2. Roni -

    I can just imagine that nothing goes to waste in your home - LOL! I love this, what a sweet project to give that special someone.

    Elaine Allen


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