Thursday, August 30, 2007

Blog Celebration

Over in Scrap West we are celebrating Blogs. The idea is to share something creative. The technique I am going to share is altering a box into something unique either to keep for yourself or to house a gift for someone special. If you would like to win the finished box then leave a comment in the comments section and check back here on Friday 7th to see who has won.

Ok for this you will need any sized box with lid (2Euro shop has 3 boxes for 2 euro), paint, paper, ribbon and a few embelishemnts for decorating.


Remove the lid and cut a square out from the centre. Depending on the size of the box, I left a good 1 inch around the edge. Paint the lid inside and out with emulsion or acrylic piant matching your paper.


Paint your box, inside and outside, including the underneath. Leave the paint to dry in between layers.

Using the section of the lid you cut out, glue it down to a larger piece of card making sure it is no bigger than your lid, I used the back of an A4 pad but any hard card will do.



Cover both sides of this square in your patterned paper.


Cut 2 to 4 lenghts (again depending on the size of the box) of your patterned paper no higher than the height of your box. If you like you can ink the edges of the paper. Glue these to the side of your box

When the lid is dry, adhere a good few foam pads (or folded pieces of card as I did) to the corners of the inside of your lid, and glue down your sqaure insert to these foam pads (or folded pieces of card). The idea is to give the impression that the lid is slightly recessed.


Turn the lid over and decorate with your favourite embelishments. I used some ribbon, feather, paper flower, chipboard letters and a little journalling.


And thats it, a very personalised gift box. I hope you found a little inspiration in this Blog Celebration. And remember if you would like a chance to win this gift box just leave a your name in the comments section and check back on Friday 7th for the winner.

16 comments:

Kate said...

Oh Eva that's gorgeous, love the colours. I have loads of boxes that I cou;d do this on. Thanks for sharing

Evonne said...

Eva, this is beautiful! I'm blog hopping at the moment, checking out the fabulous creations - what a great idea from the Scrapwest team! Love it!

noelle said...

OMG I'm late as usual :( but I do have an idea in mind :) Your box is just gorgeous Eva and I adore that paper, I'll definately be trying this out

Lainey said...

What a gorgeous gift box - definitely a project to try out. Love it! Thanks for a great SW idea this week - I'm loving all of these ideas!

Julie M said...

Beautiful project, Eva. And what a great idea for this week's Scrapwest. Thanks.

Tigger's rambling said...

As always very inspiring work from you, another great thing to make :-)

Audrey said...

what a lovely way to personalise a gift! Its gorgeous!

JACKIE M said...

Beautiful Eva, Love the colours.

joanne wardle said...

love the way you cut a whole in the lid, very effective

Carrie said...

beautiful Eva - love how you decorate it.

CarolineO said...

Really gorgeous, love the colours!

Jan said...

That's a really good idea Eva.
Thanks for sharing it.

Karva said...

WOW Eva that is stunning, your so creative :)
Thanks for sharing
Karen

Sabrina said...

Fab box, fab colours - love the feather. Really like the recessed lid idea too - thanks, Eva.

Donna! said...

Gorgeous Eva - really beautiful

HandcraftedbyRuthie said...

Super idea to make a gift even more unique! Well done.