Spring Has Come

Posted by Elena Olinevich

1 March, 2013 - ,

Hello everyone! I am so happy to announce that winter has gone. Though it is just on calendar , I have been waiting so long for the sun, for fresh colors, for bird songs, that I decided to celebrate and made something that let me feel the spring better.




I have made this Key Holder that I’m going to use in my house. I bought this box several years ago, when I liked to make some decoupage projects. By now I am paper addicted, so it was a good chance to decorate it with beautiful papers and  embellishments.

I used Äntligen collection, and as I wanted to add some shabby cozy look I used Naturen Doftar paper. I love these polka dots, they remind me some Province style


Anyway this sheet has some cute swirls that add vintage mood to it, so I just dabbed it slightly with gesso  and it coordinates well with white edges of the box.




Gesso works so well with it, as the paper has already been distressed while designed. Moreover I used some left overs there too and you never guess where they are, I covered those borders with gesso too.



Also it was a challenge to place the paper over the door handle, but it is hidden under  the paint. Also I covered the inner part of the box with paper strips too.

Hope I have inspired you to make some Easter or Spring Decorations for your house.

Thanks for watching me today.

Products used: Maja Design: Äntligen Collection ( Naturen doftar), Manor House Creations flowers, Prima Resin Embellishments, Tim Holtz Bulb


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  • Jenny Grotherus says:

    Oh! This is exquisite! Love how you used the Äntligen collection for this. It really feels like spring is in the air. So beautiful.

  • Marzia says:

    Wow, i love this paper.

  • Gabrielle Pollacco says:

    Oh Elena!! This is so fresh and lovely!! I’m a sucker for polka-dots and the color is si beautiful! What a beautiful project you made here!!xo

  • What a beautiful creation!!!! gorgeous papers and colors and details!!! and you have definitely inspired me to make a spring-time project!!!!

  • Ivana Camdzic says:

    Elena, this key holder is stunning!!! It makes me want to dig out my wood boxes and make one myself! Oh and I second the motion: spring cannot get here fast enough! But your project definitely brightened my day!