Upcycled Blooming Boxes for Mother's Day


Greetings Friends! Mother's Day is just three weeks away and besides honoring my mother, I enjoy celebrating the circle of special women in my life. Today I'm sharing two versions of a simple upcycled project perfect for gifting...


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You may remember I have a surplus of these bottles after finding my favorite coffee drink marked down 75%.  


Upcycled Blooming Boxes for Mother's Day mythriftstoreaddiction.blogspot.com Create a blooming box instead of tossing your bottles and cartons!

For my first upcycled bottle project, I created these gold shamrock vases. You can see more details here.


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As you can imagine, I still have quite a few bottles left and I'm determined to put them to good use. This time, I decided to upcycle the boxes too.


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I knew chalk paint would be the best way to cover them. I'm a member of the DecoArt Blogger Outreach program, and they were kind enough to send me a few of their chalky finish paints for my project.  I fell in love with the fresh pastel colors,  Innocence and Refreshing, especially for spring. 



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I used foam brushes to paint the boxes, inside and out.


Upcycled Blooming Boxes for Mother's Day mythriftstoreaddiction.blogspot.com Upcycle with chalk paint instead of tossing and create a blooming box!

Here they are drying, after the second coat. 


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Do you ever have trouble keeping the stencil in place while you are working? I know I have and DecoArt has come up with the perfect solution--reusable stick on stencils!


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These herb labels were exactly what I needed. Simply stick on the stencil, paint...


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...and gently remove it when you are finished!


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After filling the bottles with water, I added fresh herbs from my garden to one box... 


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...and pretty pink roses to the other. Voila! 


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24 comments:

  1. Those are beautiful. Something so simple and yet they look amazing!

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  2. Oh my, girl. These are fantastic. And I like the fact the stencils are self adhesive! Wow. I think I need to get some. This is going to make a great Mother's Day gift for my mil.

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  3. These are adorable. Thanks for the heads up on the self sticking stencils.

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  4. So, so pretty! I love your choice of pastels, Cecilia! Great gift idea, too:) xoKathleen

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  5. How creative, lovely way to present fresh herbs and flowers.

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  6. You are so crafty and thrifty, using both bottles and boxes! The idea is fabulous and so are the sticky stencils!

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  7. Super cute Cecilia--what a great mother's day gift :)

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  8. Very cute project! Great recycle, the boxes and bottles turned out beautiful! ~Rhonda

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  9. Cecilia, these are so sweet and pretty! My mom would love these and so would I. It's just wonderful that you reused the cartons and the bottles. I always wonder what to do with those spiffy cartons and now I have a great idea. :)

    Thank you so much for joining Thoughts of Home on Thursday. Sharing this on PtheP Facebook page tomorrow.

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  10. These are lovely Cecilia! Perfect for spring, and for Mother's Day. Love them!

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  11. So creative! I love how you used the box too. It makes a unique gift.

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  12. Love the stick-on stencils and how you used them to decorate your upcycle boxes. I especially love the ones with the herbs. You are so creative.

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  13. These are adorable, my friend! I didn't know what to do for my mother-in-law and sister-in-law for Mother's Day, but this would be a darling gift.

    Thank you for the beautiful ideas and inspiration. Hugs to you!

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  15. These are so charming!! I can't wit until I have the time to do more crafting!! 3 years and 9 months until total retirement!!
    Thanks so much for stopping by!!
    Hugs,
    Deb

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  19. These are so cute! Time for some bottled coffee drinks, which will thrill my teen! Thanks for linking up to Talk of the Town party!

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  20. What a clever way to upcylce the bottles and the carrier too. Love the pretty pastel colors...so perfect for Mother's Day. Thanks for sharing your tutuorial with Talk of the Town.

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  21. Wow I really love both of your pretty crafts. I like that the stencil sticks and is easy to peel. Thanks for this fun idea!
    Wishing you a wonderful weekend.
    Julie

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  22. Great up-cycle project! I love the pastel colors you picked for the boxes. These are so pretty. You are my feature pick for this weeks Talk of the Town link party. Thank you for linking this lovely project.
    Julie @ Love My Simple Home

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  23. These are so pretty, a perfect Mother's Day gift!! I love the colours you chose! Thank you for sharing at Sweet Inspiration #3! Happy Sunday!

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  24. What a cute idea!


    Thanks for sharing with SYC.

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