Wall Decor - Upcycled Sweet Box - Night Sky


Today I'm here with another easy DIY project - a sweet box upcycled to a night sky wall decor.

I had this square shaped sweet box that was thick and sturdy, that I wanted to try something out of it. I was inspired by all the shadow box ideas from Pinterest and one particular pins showed a galaxy sky. I immediately brought out the Altenew Watercolor Nebula washitape and within a few minutes, the box was completely covered with this gorgeous galaxy background!

I wish I had more boxes of the same size to make a bigger collage type wall art. But I had just this one, so wanted to decorate it in a unique way. I started by applying Versamark ink through the Altenew City Scene stencil and embossed the skyline with black embossing powder. I then stamped the sentiment from Mudra's Go Confident stamp and heat embossed in gold.

To hang the box, I cut out a rectangular window from the backside of the box, so that it can be held using a push pin. You can see how the washitape and finishing need not be perfect on the backside. I've taped it to the box using normal invisible tape.

That's it, a beautiful wall decor is done!

Here is a quick video to show you how it hangs on the wall.

Do give it a try, you will never throw away those cereal boxes and snacks boxes! I'm sure I'm gonna hoard more now :)

Linking to,
1. LTSCB #122
2. LTCCB #35
3. QKR Stampede #351
4. Craft Stamper - Take It Make It - June
5. Digi Choosday Week #23
6. Crafters Cafe #220 - Embossing
7. Cards Galore Encore - Jun
8. TTCRD Week of 04 Jun
9. Trimmies Craft #516
10. LPOCF #107
11. Penny's Challenges #433
12. Crafty Catz #465
13. 613 Avenue #222
14. Creative Craft Cottage #119
15. Crafty Addicts #61
16. Get Creative #81
17. Polkadoodles Week #23
18. Crafting with an Attitude #52
19. Shopping Our Stash #397
20. Crafting By Designs - Jun - Anything Goes
21. Simply Create Too #150
22. A Perfect Time to Craft #06
23. CardzTV #91
24. Morgan's Artworld #06
25. Creative Moments #170
26. A Bit More Time to Craft #93
27. MIUCB #26 - without the twist
28. Papercraft Challenge #19
29. Craftangles Jun

30. a2z Scrapbooking June
a2z scrapbooking june challenge

31. A Place to Start - Jun

Thank you for stopping by, hope you like my creation! Do let me know your feedback! Have a nice day :)


  1. This is really awesome reusing Karthika !

  2. Wow that’s such a beautiful and unique piece of art! I love the 3D of the box.

  3. Oh this is lovely Karthikha! What a great idea and so beautifully completed! The galaxy scene is breathtaking and the skyline gives it context. A wonderfully inspirational message! Thanks so much for sharing your wonderful project with us at Morgan's Artworld Open Challenge
    Linda DT

  4. The embossing techniques and products that you've used twice on your box are amazing! Thanks for linking to TCCC's #220 challenge with themes of embossing and/or feminine. Becca/DT

  5. What a fabulous piece of recycling ..... love it! Thank you for playing along with the Craft Stamper challenge xx

  6. Absolutely gorgeous home decor, well done!! Thanks for joining in our June challenge at a2z.

  7. This is wonderful! What a super home decor item you have made. Great instructions given too. Thank you for sharing at Digichoosday this week.

  8. Fantastic wall decor!! Very nicely crafted indeed! Thanks for playing along with us at 613 Avenue Create.
    Chana, Owner/Designer
    613 Avenue Create Challenge
    A Place To Start Challenge https://hereisaplacetostart.blogspot.com

  9. Love your box! Great creation! Jeanie -Scrapbookingmamaw @ Proud PB DT Member
    Join in on the fun with our Papercraft Business Challenges!

  10. Beautiful work and that city scape is awesome! Thanks for sharing with us at Shopping Our Stash!
    Chana, DT
    P.S. We have a stencil challenge at A Place to Start. Hope to see you there! https://hereisaplacetostart.blogspot.com

    1. Thank you 😊 And I'll check out the stencil challenge!

  11. WOW A wonderful creation and up cycle project ! I love how the gold stands out ! Thank you for sharing at 613 Avenue Create xx

  12. A wonderful project Thank you for joining us at Good luck Ginny DT for Creative Craft Cottage
    My Blog As I do Rodos

  13. Oh wow, this is so beautiful, just love the nebula background! Thank you so much for entering our ATG challenge at Through The Craft Room Door this week. Looking forward to seeing you again next challenge.
    Hugs, Zowie.
    Crafts from the Fairy Den {My Blog}
    Through The Craft Room Door

  14. WOW fabulous transformation and recycling too-brilliant.Thank you for joining us at 613 Avenue Create
    Carol DT x

  15. Beautifully done and fabulous recycle project... thanks for sharing at Polkadoodles this week; good luck Nelly DT x

  16. All the embossing really makes for a spectacular project. Your stenciling and that sentiment are gorgeous highlights for the galaxy background. Thanks for displaying your artwork at 613 Avenue Create.

  17. A lovely little box. Such a pretty night sky.
    Thank you for joining in with the Crafts Galore Encore June Challenge “Anything Goes”. Good luck x

  18. Wow this is fantastic! What a uniqueness to upcycle a box. Stunning.work.
    Thanks for joining us at CRAFT Challenge.
    Hugs Sheryl

  19. That is one gorgeous wall hanging. I love the sky and the black embossed skyline. The gold lettering is perfect. So glad you joined us at Morgan's Artworld Open Challenge.
    Arlene DT for

  20. The wall hanging is absolutely beautiful. So glad you could join us at A2Z Scrapbooking.

  21. I'm back for PPCC blog to thank you for linking to the #433rd weekly challenge! This is a great demonstration on amazing transformation to recycling household items! Becca/DT

  22. Wow, Gorgeous! Terrific projetct! Thanks for joining us at TTCRD!
    Claudia Martins DT

  23. Wonderful use of the sweet box; the sky is done amazingly. Thank you for joining us at A Place to Start :)

  24. I really love this project, it is so well executed and just fun to look at! This will be a conversation piece in your home. Thanks for accepting the invitation to share this beauty with our players at A Place To Start!
    Chana Malkah, Owner/Designer

    1. Thank you so much again 😊 And thanks for letting me know about a new challenge for me!

  25. Stunning work & love the landscape .Thank you for joining us at Polkadoodles Crafting.Hope to see you again.
    Shamita DT

  26. Wonderful box. Thanks for joining us at Simply Create Too "Anything Goes, Optional 3 or more flowers" Challenge.

  27. That is a great looking background and everything else on it! How creative and well done! Thanks for joining in over at a2z Scrapbooking.

  28. WOW, such a gorgeous creation, fabulous idea! Thank you for sharing with us over at Morgan's Artworld Open Challenge. Love to see you join in each month.
    ~ Sherry DT/Admin/Coordinator xx

  29. What an amazing project. It looks awesome. This is such an easy idea for home decor. I too think I will be hoarding the cereal boxes. You can change your decor anytime for next to nothing. Love it.
    Thanks for joining us at Polkadoodles.
    Narelle DT

    1. Thank you :) Yes, can change based on seasonal themes too! :)

  30. OMG Your Shadow Box is Stunning with the galaxy background, love the wonderful colors...fabulous unique creation!
    Wonderful idea....now I gotta check it out more!! LOL
    Thanks for sharing your creation with us at 613 Avenue Create….. Good Luck!
    DT Shell

  31. Such a fantastic upcycling project! Your use of inks for the night sky is stunning and works perfectly with the skyline stencil. I'm so pleased that you have shared this with us at 'a place to start' Tina Chianna DT

    1. Thank you :) But the night sky is a washitape from Altenew, I haven't created it using inks :)

  32. Gorgeous project love it, thanks for joining in with us at the Craft Stamper magazine challenge, Elizabeth x

  33. Thanks for sharing your fabulous project with us in the Mix It Up Challenge Blog's June "Inlaid Die Cut" challenge and we hope to see you again next month!
    Leslie, MIUCB DT
    Love To Scrap 2


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