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“Dad” Steampunk Pillow Box by Keri Sallee

Good morning, everyone!  Can you believe that another month has flown by?!?!  Well, design team member Keri Sallee is helping to end May with a bang…she has created this stunning pillow box for dad 🙂


Keri purchased a white pillow box from Hobby Lobby and went all mixed media on it.  Check out the faux leather finish she created using a Gel Press plate and acrylic paints…impressive!  And even more impressive…she has a complete step-by-step tutorial on her blog on how she created this finish 🙂


After adding the faux leather finish to the pillow box, Keri started layering a variety of “guy stuff” onto the front to jazz it up.  She started with a belly band of drywall tape, and added a variety of ButterBeeScraps gears and charms from the Watch Mechanism and Creative Clocks charm sets.  Keri also used some Prima flowers to soften the look a bit, and tied some hemp from Canvas Corp onto the loop on the Creative Clocks heart shaped charm.


Finally, Keri added a glittered feather behind some chalkboard tiles from Hobby Lobby and a miniature domino front and center over her cluster of gears.  I hope you enjoyed this project today…how much more perfect can it get with Father’s Day right around the corner…am I right?

As usual, I thank you for stopping by today…I will never tire of your company 😉  Cheers and have a good week.  See you Thursday for our next installment of the mini album tutorial series 🙂

ButterBeeScraps Supplies:
Other Supplies:
  • Pillow box blank (Hobby Lobby)
  • DecoArt Fluid Acrylic Paint
  • Prima Flowers
  • Glitter Feather (Hobby Lobby)
  • Chalkboard Tiles (Hobby Lobby)
  • Hemp (Canvas Corp)
  • Drywall Tape
  • Corrugated Cardboard
  • Domino