I custom made this box for an Etsy customer. She simply provided me with a picture of her daughter’s room. I asked her to pick a few key items she really wanted to include and it has turned out to be one of my very favorite projects! I love it so much!
I started by painting a recycled shipping box with the dark olive color.
Then I cut up an old white hand towel and dyed it the right color using Gelatos. Gelatos are basically a water-based paint sticks. A little goes a long way and they kind of have a chapstick consistency to them.
I used wooden Popsicle sticks to make the bed and painted it black.
To make the pink bungie chair…I used white elastic from my sewing stuff. I mixed some fabric paint in different shades of pink. I put the elastic strips in glass jars and sprayed them until they were completely covered and waited for them to dry. I used a thick gauge jewelry wire for the legs.
I took a green piece of fabric and sewed a very simple robe. I added more color with some green fabric spray paint and added loops and a belt.
I handmade all the accessories by sewing and painting. The white paper lantern is twisted strips of paper glued together. The baby dolls started off all white. I painted them to look similar to Blythe’s dolls. I also molded and painted some items (wall art, disco ball, basket) with baking clay.
I found a battery operated string of lights at Hobby Lobby ($3.99) and attached them with a piece of Velcro under the bed.
I used muslin, fabric spray paint and a stencil to make this bag to hold all the accessories during shipping.
And here’s my finished box!