Records in the Household – Part 3 – The Box Itself

This entry is part 3 of 3 in the series Records in the Household


So last time we talked about the Housekeeping Card file needing to be pretty. Something lovely to the eye. Preferbly small that could fit on a miniscule desk area. And it needs to be DIY. While you could purchase a lovely box it’s so much more gratifying when you put it together yourself.

So that is what I did to make my Homekeeping Box. And I’ll tell you how I did it.

  • Plain white tin
  • Pretty scrapbooking paper
  • Pretty ribbons
  • Pretty buttons in complementary colors
  • Mod Podge


Even though the card file is not that fabulous, it took me some time to get here.

Here’s  my steps.

I bought a white tin from the store. First I went about painting it a green I wasn’t too happy with. I was trying to get a more chartreuse green (you know the light green with a touch of yellow but just muted enough to be pretty instead of garish) but that didn’t happen.

Then I Modge Podge’d it and let it dry.Then the whole kit and kaboodle started to peel! So I peeled off the whole works. Some of the paint was harder to get off than the rest.

And I ended up with a blank slate again.

Next I decided I would Modge Podge some paper I had around the house onto it instead and then once that dried Modge Podge over it again to seal it in.

Then I Modge Podged some ribbon onto the box.

And finally I used the glue gun to add the ribbons and buttons.

Throughout the whole process I discovered and found out that I NEED a Digital Die Cut machine. If you have any recommendations that would be greatly appreciated.(still haven’t gotten one but I did get a new sewing machine).

So this is the final result. It’s very pretty. But is it practical? Of course!

More on that next time.




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