28 Nov 2011

We are all box mad

At Make My Monday today. We still have the Christmas theme but this week we are making or decorating (or both) box's.

I decided to decorate a box I have had in the craft room for a while, it is a wooden and card cheese box that I was given to alter and all I had got done was to paint it black. So the first thing I had to do was cover it with a couple of coat of gesso, then a coat of white acrylic. I then covered the top with dried leaves that had been covered with glitter. The top is made from Mr Tim.s flower die and printable canvas that had been sprayed with a gold shimmer spray. The smallest two flowers I cut a leaf out and glued them so they made a better shape for what I wanted, I then threaded them all on to a long pin that I attached to the centre of the lid with foam. I used 3 large flowers and 3 small buds to fill in the gaps. On the sides of the lid I wrapped a string of pearl beads around some red ribbon and attached that with tape. I decided the sides were a bit too white so I went over them with the shimmer spray on a paint brush.

Nip over to Make My Monday to see what the rest of the team have done this week, and to say hello to our two new team members, Mynnette and Val.

Thanks for reading,


Suzanne Brookfield said...

Cath ...I have got to say that this must be one of my favourites of all your projects. This is so beautifully created and those flowers are just gorgeous! Have a good week hunny!

Aquarius said...

A brilliant bit of recycling on this box - the flowers and pearls have turned it into something glamourous

Mynnette said...

Oh, my, Cath! Look at that FABULOUS BOX! Those flowers are amazing--and I LOVE that you chose red and cream! Gorgeous!!!!! :) The pearls are a fab touch, too!

Fliss said...

Really gorgeous box Cath and I too love the red and cream. The flowers look beautiful and I love the ribbon and pearl trim which is so elegant.
Hugs, Fliss xx

Val said...

This is stunning - love the shimmery flowers amd pearls. A lovely colour combo. I was wondering how you got all the flowers to stay in place.
Thank you for your warm welcome.

Vicky Hayes said...

This really does look gorgeously Christmassy Cath! Vx

Suzi B said...

I love this box cath it's just yummy the flower trim is stupendous1
Suzi b xx