Thursday, November 13, 2014

Christmas Boxes

I have made a sweet little box to share today.  I am making several of these boxes decorated for Christmas treats to give to special people in the community.

This box is very simple and easy to make starting with a plain paper box from Walmart for jut $2.  I covered the box with scraps of Graphic 45 12 Days of Christmas (I made and album from this paper last year).

A note about adding ribbon to the lid.  You want to place it deep inside the lid so that the extra adhesive (I used Tombow Fastner Tabs) doesn't get in the way of closing the lid.

I also created one of my special flowers (tutorial here) made from the Flowers pieces of the G45 12 Days of Christmas set.  I layered up the pieces and secured them with a brad.

Then I wet the layers thoroughly and scrunched up all the layers making them very wrinkly.

The last step is to gently peal back the layers into the shape you desire and let it dry completely (over night if possible).  The finished flower is beautifully sculpted and retains it's shape.

The finished box from several sides........

Supplies used:

  • Paper box from Walmart
  • Graphic 45 12 Days of Christmas paper scraps and flowers
  • Tombow Fastner Tabs and Xtreme glue tape
  • Really Reasonable Ribbon
  • Wild Orchid leaves
Challenges for this project:

Have a great scrapin day!



Dr Sonia S V said...

Your box is so pretty and the flower the crowning glory
Dr Sonia
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Sue's Crafty Corner said...

What a gorgeous box Nancy, and ideal for Christmas gifts too. I love the gorgeous flower you've added with the ribbons.

Sue xx

Sue said...

This is gorgeous Nancy. I love the papers you have used and your flower is beautiful.
Sue xx

coldwaters2 said...

Oh my word Nancy this is absolutely beautiful love the papers you have used and that flower is awesome, smashing box.
lorraine x

Aunty Sue said...

lovely project and thanks for sharing at Craft this week