Vintage Buckle Box

Materials

  • Reclaimed wooden cigar box
  • Assorted tissue papers
  • Patterned paper
  • Assorted vintage buckles
  • Glass knob
  • Rhinestones
  • Acrylic paints (to coordinate with tissue papers)
  • Liquitex: Light Modeling Paste; Matte Medium

Tools

  • Plastic stencils
  • Flat paintbrush
  • Scraper
  • Fine-grit sandpaper
  • Painter’s tape
  • Drill
  • E6000 Industrial-Strength Adhesive (Eclectic Products)

Directions

STEP 1

  • Gently sand cigar box and wipe dust.

STEP 2

  • Use Matte Medium to apply tissue papers to box. Tear and overlap tissue, creating a collage design. Completely cover all sides of box. Let dry.

STEP 3

  • Stencil designs on box with paints. Let dry.

STEP 4

  • Tape stencil to box and use scraper to apply modeling paste. Remove stencil and let dry. Repeat in several areas of box.

STEP 5

  • Mix one part water with two parts paint and apply to box. Repeat with other colors, if desired.

STEP 6

  • Glue buckles to front of box, and rhinestones to front of each buckle and to top center of box.

STEP 7

  • Cut a thin strip from patterned paper and adhere to top sides of box. Cut a 2” circle from patterned paper and adhere to top of box.

STEP 8

  • Drill hole through top of box and attach glass knob.
by Rebekah Meier
Vintage Buckle Box
Vintage Buckle Box