I Really Needed a Peacock Paper Box

Love for Feathers

Do you love peacocks? I think they are so regal with their beautiful full feathers and one of my new favorite colors has become Peacock Blue…so I really needed a peacock paper box…Peacock Paper Box

I know…we all do…right?!?!?!

My daughter and I were at Michael’s the other day and I found some great peacock scrapbook paper and I knew I had this box…

Peacock paper box

I’ve used this box to hold fabric samples and scraps. It’s a great sturdy box, it was just so boring! Grab the Mod Podge and voila! A Peacock Box!

DIY Peacock Paper Covered Box

I cut the paper to size, making sure it was a perfect fit for each section of the box. Then working one section at a time, beginning with the side of the box, I applied the Mod Podge, then the paper. I did not have a huge problem with bubbles, although I did have to work out a few. After about 1 hour of drying time, I re-applied Mod Podge over the finished, covered box.

For the moment, it has made its home on my bookcase in our family room. I love the way it looks with my blue vase. Can you tell it holds fabric scraps? It is so much better!

peacock paper box

For this project, I used Matte Mod Podge and 7 pieces of 12×12 scrapbook paper. For a larger box like this, it would have been best to use a roll of paper. This particular pattern did not match up. If I’d had a roll, I wouldn’t have had any seams. I could have literally “wrapped” the box and added the Mod Podge. But, the paper was exactly what I was looking for and it was 4 for $1.00. I decided to make it work!

Any love for the peacock?

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  1. Donna Karras says

    Leslie I loved your Peacock box! I have my living room decorated with peacock pictures, lamps and other things. Everyone knows I love them and they give me PC stuff! I wish I could figure out a color to paint my walls to accent these pieces, obviously it can’t be PC blue! Lol! Any suggestions?

    • says

      Thanks Dee Dee! You might want to go with a more neutral color, especially if you have a lot of PC blue already. Maybe a soft grey…a color to highlight your pretty peacock decor! If you want to send me a pick of your decor, I could look and give you a better idea.

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