Upcycled vintage candy box

Vintage wood candy box I found at an estate sale.


The top was fairly beat up.


Nice clean ‘innards’ though!


I would have guessed that it was maybe a cigar box; but the label on the bottom tells otherwise.


I sanded off the picture on the top with my orbital sander; then hand sanded the rest of the outside.  (it had a glossy varnish, so it HAD to be sanded before painting.)

Painted the whole thing aqua; then sanded.


BEFORE I had decided how to decorate the top of the box, I decided to use this pretty turquoise glitter paper on the inside because . . . well because I just got it and was itchin’ to use it!  (probably should have waited until I finished the outside first though!)


I selected this paper napkin for the top of the box.


This particular design ‘opens out’ to cover the whole napkin.  (not ALL decorative napkins do though!)


This was the napkin I wanted to use at first.


Alas, this design just repeats, limiting how it can be used.


The sheerness of the napkin allows the distressed wood to show though.  I used Mod Podge to apply the napkin to the box.


Then I glued a reproduction skeleton key to the front.


It’s available in my booth at Stars; along with several other upcycled little boxes!


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  1. I love those napkins! You’ve used them for all sorts of items! Very creative! 🙂

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