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painted citrus boxes {upcylce}

February 21, 2014

I am sharing, yet again, another fabulous up cycle for you.  Last week I posted how to make plain old boxes fabulous with fabric. This week I am sharing how to up cycle those awesome wooden boxes that your clementines or other citrus might come in.


I have been holding on to these, and putting them to good use, for forever! They are sized nicely and sturdy enough, and have been holding on to my precious craft supplies for a while. The only problem was the bright blue “clementine” label on the outside. Sorta clashed with my other colors and decor. We took care of that, didn’t we.


I convinced my husband to cut the awkward tops of of the boxes. Then I broke all of the spray painting rules and painted them in 27° weather.  (I am kind of impatient.)


With some stamp embellishments, some fabric, and some ribbon, I have some awesome boxes that look nice and function very well too!


You can see some boxes hold my ribbon…


And some boxes hold my paint supplies.


I am SO happy I finally have up cycled some of these.  It has been on my to-do for a while!

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  • Reply Heather {Woods of Bell Trees} February 21, 2014 at 4:18 pm

    Oh my goodness I love these! I saw these little orange boxes at the grocery store a few weeks ago, I should have bought one or three. How did the oranges taste? I was worried to buy them, since some citrus tastes bad. I adore these, awesome job!

    • Reply Anne February 21, 2014 at 4:55 pm

      Thank you Heather. I actually buy clementines about once a week when they aren’t outrageously priced. My kids LOVE them and my son would eat them one after another if I let him. Sweet, juicy, and super easy to peel.

  • Reply rea February 25, 2014 at 4:57 pm

    oh love love this anne! look at how stylish they are now!!

    thanks for sharing it over at The DIY’ers!


    • Reply Anne February 26, 2014 at 10:38 am

      Thank you, glad you like!

  • Reply Megin March 3, 2014 at 9:32 am

    These are just adorable, Anne! Thank you for sharing this at Brag About It Link Party on VMG206. I’m featuring you at tomorrows Brag About It party!
    ~ Megin of VMG206

  • Reply rea March 3, 2014 at 6:36 pm

    hey anne! you’re project is my top three favorites from last week’s The DIY’ers, I’m pinning it over to my “The DIY’ers Party Favorites” board.

    Thanks for sharing, if you haven’t linked up your latest project, I am inviting you to come by The DIY’ers is now live!


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