Once again all those bit and bobs and fancies and trinkets that just catch my eye, gathered over time from yard and garage sales, have come to fruition. I keep them all sitting around in pretty glass jars, just waiting to be utilized in a great project. These little boxes are so pretty and so much fun to make. They are perfect little vessels for a very special sweet treat or piece of jewelry, or even a beautiful scarf. And the gorgeous presentation becomes a cherished keepsake itself. If you start now you have time to make some for the upcoming holiday season.
There really isn't much of a tutorial for this project. Just gather all your supplies and start creating.
Your imagination is your best tool here. :)
I purchased my papier mache and thin wood craft boxes from Wal-Mart. They were a set of 3 graduated nesting boxes for $7.99. I am sure you can get them at any hobby store, and perhaps less expensive on-line or eBay. So many of us creators have a stash of "stuff" already accumulated to decorate the boxes. I always try to make a point of using vintage in whatever I am creating so I used: vintage tarnished jingle bells, vintage tinsel, vintage ornaments, vintage sheet music, vintage pompoms and even vintage silver sugar and creamer lids. German glitter glass, sterling glitter, pink and blue glitter and Dresden foil added a little bling. I also had a little bit of vintage glitter still in the package. Original Cost: 29¢ I love using this glitter. It's so soft unlike the new glitters of today which seem rough to me. (hope that makes sense :)
Remember, with your imagination........the sky is the limit
I also dug into my stash of pretty papers, my sewing box, crepe paper and wrapping papers.
I found that spray adhesive was the best, quickest and easiest way to adhere your papers to the boxes. It grabs quick but gives you a few minutes to adjust. I also used white glue and the glue gun for adding other elements to the boxes. Something, I am sure a lot of you don't do is this. Always sign your pieces. You may not think you aren't, but you ARE an artist. Sign your work!
I hope I gave you some inspiration and to remember there is no right or wrong....it's just whatever your beautiful mind creates
the sweet gift boxes will be available at The Vintage Nest booth at the upcoming
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