Altered Box with Chalk Paints and Decoupage

Hello everyone!

Vinita here today on the blog with a beautiful altered gift box.

I enjoy using Little Birdie Chalk Paints a lot because of their versatility and the amazing choice of shades.

I had a very beautiful dry-fruit box in my stash for a long time and wanted to use it for making something useful. The moment I saw the newly launched chalk paints, I knew how I wanted to use it with decoupage papers and metal charms. Here is how I gave it a makeover…

Firstly, I primed the box as it was already covered with a designer paper. I applied a layer of a diluted gesso.

Then, I applied the wonderful shade called Sangria. It is so rich in color and can create a shabby, rusty look as well as a vintage effect as you desire.

I wanted a mix of both shabby and vintage look, so I chose a beautiful decoupage paper from the Fairy Blossom pack. To tone down the chalk paint colour effect, I applied a coat of Snow chalk paint over it. It dries so fast. Then I applied a coat of Crackle Medium base coat and after drying, I added the top coat on it. Love the crackling effect on it.  Next, I burnished it with Glimmer Moss metallic wax using a paper napkin and rubbed it extra carefully.

A close-up pic of the crackling effect.

Have you ever explored the Little Birdie metal charm collection? They are beyond beautiful. For this, I chose a mask for my project along with some primed chippies.

I also added a thermocol half heart shape too. Now gave a coat of Sangria chalk paints to all, along with Lime Mint and Snow chalk paint effect.

Created a border around the image using a stencil with Grainy Texture Paste. Added a hint of text using the script stencil. Now played around with some Gold Alcohol Splash.

A pic before I added the embellishments and accessories.

Enhanced the beauty of this project using handmade flowers!

On these, I applied Tinted Metallic Paint.

Finally adhered all the pieces along with handmade flowers, some chippies, Live your Dreams sentiment, mini pellets and some silicone moulds, designer pieces too.

Highlighted the raised areas of my embellishments using Tinted Metallic paints.

Here is the opening of the box. It has a magnet inside and I added a cute handle to it using soft gel medium, a strong glue for all type of materials.

Some close-ups of the project:

Here is the inside of the box.




I totally enjoyed the new chalk paints and cute metal charms. Try out bright and cool colors in a well balanced way to add cheer and warmth to your projects!

Happy crafting!

Love and Hugs!


Supply List

Little Birdie Home Decor Chalk Paint 120ml – Sangria


Little Birdie Home Decor Chalk Paint 120ml – Lime Mint


Little Birdie Home Decor Chalk Paint 120ml – Buttermilk


Little Birdie Home Decor Chalk Paint 50ml – Snow


Little Birdie Home Decor Chalk Paint 50ml – Snow


Itsy Bitsy Decoupage Paper A4size, 4sheets – Fairy Blossom


Silicone Mould – Swirl Flourish

Metal Charms – Twin Mask, 2pc

Little Birdie Grainy Texture Paste -200gm

Little Birdie Primed Chipboard Sentiments – Live Your Dreams

Little Birdie Primed Chipboard-Floral Corners, 1 Set

Little Birdie Primed Chipboard- Fancy Oval Frame

Little Birdie Metallic Wax – Glimmer Moss, 20ml, 1pc

Little Birdie Tinted Metallic Paint 120ml -Fire Brick

Little Birdie Tinted Metallic Paint 120ml -Lime Crush

Little Birdie Gold Alcohol Splash 50 ml – Pink Punch

Little Birdie Gold Alcohol Splash 50 ml – Gold Nugget

Little Birdie Handmade Flower Elsie – Carnation, 10pcs

Itsy Bitsy Handmade Flower Renae- Pearl Pink, 27pcs

Little Birdie Acrylic Soft Gel Medium 100 ml- Matte

Little Birdie Craft Pellets Mini – 40g


Camel Artists Gesso 500ml- White

Little Birdie 2 Step Crackle Medium- Top and Base Coat 200 ml

Thermocol Shape – Half Heart 12pcs

Mont Marte Air Hardening Modelling Clay – White, 500gm


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