I am a collector of strange things - old soap boxes being one of them. I have no idea why, I just like them. I have had this one for some time and decided it was time to do something fun with it. I saw these fun monogram versions of Joy embroidered letters on a recent shopping trip and knew they were perfect for this upcycled project.
The letters are styled for each section of the monogram - just select the ones you need. I colored mine with a chalk ink while they were still attached to the packaging - no ink on the fingers!
I covered each section of the box with a pretty patterned paper. I wanted the monogram to really stand out so I grabbed a chipboard circle from my stash, covered it in a vintage gold cream paint, and glued the letters to it. I added the circle to the front of my decorated box and now it is ready to store my keepsakes.