How To Repurpose an Old Cheese Box
With Handmade Country Prim Flowers
My husband rescued this nice old cheese box from an auction house actually he got 5 or 6 that day LOL. I want to share how You can repurpose it or any small wooden box into a great looking country primitive flower arrangement. Are your creative juices flowing?
Lets get started!
What you need for this project
- The wooden cheese box
- Some scraps of fabric of your choice
- small amount of poly fill
- 3-4 sticks depending on the size of your box mine held 3 or sticks from trees
- small amount of muslin
- moss for inside the box
- Prim tag (optional)
- felt for leaves if you desire (optional)
- glue I used Aleen’s tacky glue
Clean you cheese box first, use a damp cloth to wipe it out, a small paint brush to get in corners or what you think might work for you
Making the flowers
- if you want to tea/coffee stain your fabric do that first.
- cut 2 round disc from cardboard or want ever you have on hand, one bigger than the other.
- cut the larger one from muslin and the smaller one from design fabric
- take the flowered fabric place small amount of poly fill in the center pull the bump up stitch around the bump and secure poly fill in the center.
- cut the slits around the circles to the desire length to give the flower effect.
- place the sticks or dowels in between the muslin and top part of flower, use small branches or dowels
- they need to be strong enough to hold the flowers
- if you want your flowers stiff purchase stiff-ner at the craft store or you can make some with water and glue, brush the stiff-ner on the leaves and let dry
How to put it together
- while the glue is drying on the flowers
- glue styrofoam inside the cheese box make you holes in the styrofoam for the flowers, put glue in the holes and place flowers
- place moss inside the cheese box.
- tie you distressed prim flower tag. And You Are Done!
Stand back and look at your creation!
This old antique cheese box turned into a country prim arrangement. I love the simple look it gives. Don’t you?
PS: I forgot to mention this cheese box reads “Cheeze Spread” and it is a clear field Brand box.
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