BEFORE & AFTER: Wood Wine Box

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If you had walked past this vintage-y $5.00 wood wine box, would you have stopped?

Wood Wine Box: BEFORE



Well, I couldn’t help myself! It was exactly what I was looking for: a cool storage box for my 9-year-old niece’s Christmas gift: her first sets of skeins and knitting needles (and of course I am going to be her teacher!)┬áSo check out what I did to it tonight!!!



AFTER_Wood Wine Box.jpg



I used Mod Podge and vintage-y looking scrapbook paper to cover up what actually wasn’t a bad world map. It just wasn’t the kind of “look” that a 9-year-old girl would go for, ya know what I mean? She needed something pretty. I think she will like this!

Wood Wine Box: SIDE VIEW


I placed some warm, cozy yarn inside, to make a scarf, along with some knitting needles.. And I loved how the elastic was already in place to hold in an extra skein of yarn! Now my niece will have a pretty place to store her first skeins of yarn and needles!



Wood Wind Box Turned Knitting Kit!


Wood wine box: BACK VIEW

Wood Wine Box


Doesn’t it kind of resemble a Louis Vuitton bag? LOL. And at a fraction of the cost…

Wood wine box: TOP VIEW

And since my latest craze seems to be making cheap DIY gift baskets for people (like the DIY basket I created last weekend stuffed it full of my favorite crafting supplies for my friend’s 40th birthday), I figured–what not one more??


BEFORE and AFTER of a Wood Wine Box

So, what do you think?

Don’t you just love DIY Christmas Gifts!?!


P.S. I had a pretty good thrift haul tonight at the thrift store tonight, so if you’d like to see what other stuff I got, and interesting “crap” I saw (but didn’t buy!), go check it out over on my Thrift Diving Facebook page.



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  1. Mary Walker says:

    I absolutely love that wine box. I could use a couple of them. lol

  2. anna says:

    what a thoughtful present! i am sure she will love it.

  3. Kelly R says:

    This look so pretty..

  4. Elizabeth says:

    That is so nice! I’m sure she will love it.

  5. Kim L says:

    I love this idea! I can’t pass up any deals when it comes to baskets, boxes and containers. I bet she was excited to open this gift.

  6. Kimberly says:

    Way cute! Next time I see one at Goodwill I’m totally going to try this.

  7. Clever! I hope she enjoyed her gift.

  8. Willy Kalmer says:

    Knitting is a craft in which two needles along with thread or yarn are used to create fabric pieces or garments by creating loops in the yarn. Knitting can be used to create many types of fabric, from framed knitting artwork to sweaters, afghan quilts, throws, blankets, mittens, or even bedroom slippers.;`:*

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  9. Kathy says:

    LOVE it!! Super cute!! I would have also grabbed it and put it in my garage with all of my other projects in waiting, until I came up with the perfect idea!! Love what YOU did with it!!

    • Thanks, Kathy!! It was such a fun and quick easy project! And she loved it. AND it didn’t cost a lot of money to do, which is why I am thinking I want to use thrift stores to create some really cool stuff this year. Thanks for commenting!

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