I pick up old book boxes anytime I can, then save them up for a vintage wallpaper covering marathon
I'm sure you've seen these at thrift stores and estate sales
They are storage boxes, I wonder how many thieves they've fooled?
Now, if you are lucky enough to have vintage wallpaper you could certainly use it, if not, you can do like I did and print vintage wallpaper from Graphics Fairy...
....Onto plain copy paper, then let it dry well...
....I used a craft sponge and applied a THIN coat of Mod Podge before putting the "Wallpaper" on the book. Now, I say "THIN coat" because if you apply a thick coat, the ink on the paper will run.
The pictures were also from Graphics Fairy. There is two ways you can do this, one is to just print off the pictures, cut them out, and glue them on the "Book". I have a Mac which has a great photo program so, I was able to merge the pictures onto the wallpaper and print it off as one sheet.
I used the picture on the book cover and shrunk it to use on the book binder as a label. In this previous post I made separate labels.
I finished with 2 LIGHT coats of Mod Podge
The last transformed book box I brought to my booth sold as soon as I sat it down
On the inside I glued the picture from the front of the book
I price them between $14 and $16 dollars
I know all of you creative people, will think of tons of fabulous ways to transform these old book boxes......I am just the idea thrower!