Altered Mobile Phone Box-final

Altered Mobile Phone Box

Hey there! New Mexico is finally experiencing a peak of springtime, with a bit of warmer weather. The trees are trying to wake out of their slumber as I see tiny buds opening up towards the sun. I love springtime because that means summer is around the bend!

Over the winter, Paul’s mobile phone finally died and he bought a new one and as he was unpacking it I kept looking at the box. I tell you, mobile phone companies spare no expense when it comes to their packaging. I just could not throw the box away. So… why not alter it and give it a new purpose. Now this little box will hold little odds and ends and keep my desk a bit tidier -well one can only hope :0)

Here are a few pictures to serve as a walkthrough and the embellishments I used.

The box before it’s transformation:

The tranformation begins:

I chose a color theme, and started by adding paper to the inside of the box. Unfortunately, some of my measurements on the inside of the box were off a wee bit so I covered my “oopsies” with a bit of washi tape.

After the inside of the box was completed I added the papers to the outside of the box, antiqued the entire box, and finished it off with embellishments.

Embellishments used:

  • Metal Bookplate Drawer Pull (front of box), #HD587-B
  • Vintage Crochet Doily (used the center of doily), Tracy
  • Bronze Flower Filigree (large flower), #022-B
  • Flower Metal Filigree (small flower), #025-C
  • Octagon Glass Pendant (flower center), #GL1212-AB
  • Bronze Metal Filigree (leaves), #592-B
  • Grey Round Glass Beads (box feet), #BD026-GY

Before and After:

Hope you enjoyed the little walkthrough. I would love to hear how you have altered household items or items that were headed for the trash but were rescued and transformed into something beautiful!

Happy Creating!

Reader Interactions


  1. Judy says

    I love the idea. My husband is always asking me if I want various boxes & containers we get things in. You have inspired me. Thank you

    • LouAnn says

      Judy, I am so glad you are inspired – I would love to see pictures of your altered boxes – please share when you can – hugs!

  2. Stacy Ann says

    Love it LouAnn! You have inspired me to do something with the one’s I have laying around. Thanks for sharing.

    • LouAnn says

      Yay! Stacy, I hope when you alter your boxes that you’ll come back to the blog and upload a picture of your box’s transformation – hugs!

  3. Bonita Montgomery says

    I Love, Love, Love it! I especially love how you “antiqued” the papers rather than just sponging the edges. Thanks for sharing it with us.

    • LouAnn says

      Thank you Loretta – it’s amazing what people have done to boxes – such creativity out there. Have a great day!

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