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Sunday, June 26, 2011

Pretty Things Boo-Boo Box Tutorial

Today I'm going to share a tutorial on how to make Boo-Boo Box. I love this project. It is very pretty and functional for everyday use.  Being a mom on the go with two busy little ones, I'm always fumbling around in my purse for a band-aid. Especially in the summer!  But now I have a handy dandy kit that I proudly have in my purse for those boo-boo times. It has such a real vintage feel and look.  
So without further ado here is how you can make your own Boo-Boo-Box....

Supplies to make Tin: 
  • Mod Podge Matte
  • Mod Podge Acrylic Spray
  • Altoid's Tin
  • Ribbon
  • Sharpie
  • White Card stock
  • Scissors 
  • Craft Paint Brush

Supplies for your kit:
  • Neosporin
  • Band-Aids 
  • Antibacterial Wipes 
  • Important Medical Phone Numbers

The First thing you need to do is to download this Image from Here

Edit your image by adding your Text. I  You can edit for free @ Picnik. {That is where I did mine}
I added Emergency numbers to the image for inside the kit and the Boo-Boo Box title for the front cover. When finished, save in MS Word or whatever program you use to resize images. 
I resized the images 3.5 inches by 2.3 inches

Trace around the lid of your box on your cardstock with the image printed on it and cut it out.
Prep your tin by sanding with a fine sand paper to distress it.

On the inside of your box, take a coordinating sharpie and color all the spaces that will not be covered up by your paper.
Apply a heavy layer of Mod Podge to your lid
Place image on top and smooth it out to make sure all the bubbles are gone.
Lightly sand the edges of your paper . This blends the paper with the metal and gives it more of a vintage feel.
On the outside rim of the tin, add a heavy later of Mod Podge and wrap a matching ribbon all along the outer sides of the tin. Apply a light, even coat of Mod Podge over your ribbon and paper.
Now for the Rosette. Tie a single knot.
Twist your ribbon and start wrapping it around your knot. Add a drop of fabric glue every 1/2 side. When the rosette gets to the desired size clip the ribbon end and tuck the bottom under your rosette to hide it.
There you go.. Now if you let go this baby will pop apart :) So.....
I use an alligator clip to to hold it into place while the glue dries. It should only take 30 minutes or so for the glue to be tacky enough that you can handle the flower without it coming apart.
Take your Boo-Boo Box outside and spray with Mod Podge Acrylic Spray. {It has strong fumes} Spray the whole thing inside and out, including the rosette. This gives it a plastic-like seal and prevents it from getting boo-boo's. After it has dried, Mod Podge a soft piece of fabric or felt to the bottom and..... FINISHED!

Tutorial for personal use only.. Please do not sell these!
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