I made this for my budding artist nephew. He is getting this with a set of prismacolor pencils.
The box is a remote control holder seen Here HERE.
I didn't have a clue that was what it was till I got it home--just looks like a pencil holder to me.
I sanded it, spray painted it matte black, and decoupaged it with the patterned paper. (Also from Hobby Lobby). Then it was embellishment time.
I used a lime green patterned dp from BasicGrey and some retired weathered and worn dp from SU! The letters in *LIFE* and *NiKoLaS* are die cut (after adhering the dp to some chipboard). The other lettering is stamped. The *ART* is stamped with Bravo Burgundy Craft ink then I waited a few minutes before heat embossing it with black embossing powder. The result is an uneven and distressed look.
The entire project has a few coats of spray acrylic sealer. I figured since it was going to a 10 year old--it needed some protection.