3 Clever Ways to Turn Shoeboxes into Wall Art
BY : LAUREN WEEMS.Let’s be honest, who doesn’t have a ton of old shoeboxes laying around? With Earth Day just around the corner, we decided it was time to put them to good use and came up with 3 beautiful ways to upcycle them. After seeing the fun things we came up with, we’re betting you’ll also want to give all your shoeboxes a brand new life by turning them into wall art, map picture frames, and colorful shelves.
Here’s a preview of what your workspace might look like if you make all three projects! :)
1. Fabric Panels: Covering the lids of your shoeboxes in fabrics and studs in easy way to create custom wall art. This project will turn any bland wall into a colorful focal point in your home or office.
Supplies:– 3 shoebox lids
– Mod Podge
– white paint
– 12 studs
– 3 fabrics, 1/2 yard of each
– 2 paintbrushes
Paint the top and sides of each lid all white to prevent any logos or color showing through. When that is dry, paint the entire lid with Mod Podge. Repeat with all 3 lids.
Place your lid upside down in the center of the fabric. Fold the sides of the fabric up and smooth flat against the sides of the box. Now fold the top and bottom pieces like a present; then fold it up flat against the top and bottom sides of the lid as well. You may need to secure the fabric with tape or hot glue to hold it in place while the Mod Podge dries.
2. Shadowbox Map Frames: This is a fun way to celebrate special moments in life because you get to combine the photos and the map of the place the moment happened!
– 3 shoebox lids
– cardboard scraps
– Mod Podge
– maps (we used an atlas)
– foam brush
Press the map into place and smooth out any air bubbles. Paint a layer of Mod Podge on top of the map once it’s in place.
– 3 shoeboxes
– painter’s tape
– 6 colors of paint (acrylic paint or spray paint works)
– foam brushes
– hot glue gun
Source : BRIT+CO