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"Over the years I have made several of these. Speaking from personal experience, I can tell you that these boxes -when used in the pictured position- are not strong enough on their own to hold very many books or magazines for very long. Eventually they will sag and become an eyesore. Preventing the eyesore from happening is simple - turn the boxes on their side once they are completed, and Voila! They are an EXCELLENT way to wrangle in all that clutter and chaos we often find throughout our home and office. There is also another way to make them strong and that is to REINFORCE THEM. Personally, I like to do this when I need to use the boxes for flimsier items like loose papers that have a tendency to curl on their edges if stored on their sides or when not packed tightly. Reinforcing the boxes means you can put a lot more weight into them even while they are laying flat like they are in the picture. I reinforce my boxes with a very thin wood that can be purchased at almost any hardware store - it is called Louon (my spelling is probably off but it is pronounced LEW-ON). It is very cost-effective and extremely easy to work with. Add to this that it is VERY VERSATILE and you have a great solution to making even very flimsy projects much more stable. I hope this helps! BTW USPS boxes are legal to use BUT ONLY if you PURCHASED them OR they are USED. IF you are thinking about using new boxes that were FREE from the USPS Priority Mail Services - then you would be breaking the law. New FREE Boxes MUST be used only for Mail. Boxes that are Purchased or Used should be OK."

Butterfly Boy Vintage Christmas Ornament

By: JH Russell for
Butterfly Boy Vintage Christmas Ornament
Butterfly Boy Vintage Christmas Ornament
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"I started with an antique Christmas ball, added an image from a vintage advertisement of the boy with his dog, gold wire for butterflies antennae, tinsel, lamella, old jewelry pieces, Dresden gold wings and halo, vintage images of butterflies and flowers, card stock to stiffen images, using Mod podge to glue, and coat bead dangles, and glitter. Was going for the Victorian "more is more", handmade vintage look. Used butterfly images throughout for my theme. Merry Christmas to all!"

Estimated CostUnder $10

Time to CompleteIn an evening

MaterialsBeads, Mixed Media, Paper, Recycled Materials

Primary TechniqueMixed Media



Project TypeMake a Project

Materials List

  • Antique Christmas ball ornament
  • Vintage advertisement image of the boy with his dog
  • Gold wire
  • Tinsel
  • Lamella
  • Old jewelry pieces
  • Dresden gold wings and halo
  • Bead dangles
  • Glitter


  1. Start with an antique Christmast ball ornament. Add an image from a vintage advertisement of the boy with his dog.

  2. Use gold wire to make the antannae for the butterflies.

  3. Adhere cardstock to the back of any images to stiffen them using Mod Podge.

  4. Coat bead dangles with glitter.

  5. Add butterfly images throughout.

NotesThis took a long time to make, but was fun all the way- No preconceived plan, it just evolved as I worked. a joyful project!

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