|Altered Chocolate box Ive made|
BEWARE.....A LOT OF PHOTOS
But its so I can keep a record of what Ive done!
Its not a tutorial...more of a "what I did" post as this is my first time doing one of these
Yes, thats right. My scrummy hubby, or should I call him "Scrubby" kindly bought me a box of choccies the other week. Noooooooo, he didnt put a dent in the car, or buy something stupid (thats usually me does that!) Nor is he playing away from home or has a guilty conscience! Heehee.
No tricks at all, my husband is merely a big suck and romantic and is always buying me flowers and chocolates. Always has done......of course he would never admit to being a big softie. No need to admit it Scrubby.........Ive gone and done it for you and just told everyone over the internet, haahaa!
Anyway, enough of my antics. Here is how this box of scrumpdiddliumptous chocolates ended up.....well, the calories ended up on my tummy.....of course! And yes, that long winded word up there is in fact a word....in my house anyway.
Bllaaaaa blaaa Loops, get to the good stuff!
|Opps....someone ate them all......greedy blighter!!|
|Painted one coat of white acrylic paint all over the outside of the box|
|Ohhh it took a lot for me to part with this MME paper that was kindly given to me by Brenda (Floral Fantasies) in her blog candy goodies I won. I got 1 12x12 piece of this My Minds Eye paper. Its my first time ever having their paper. The quality is amazing. As Im sure a lot of you know, Im one crafter who doesnt have a lot of paper.....what is wrong with me??!! But I decided to part with this piece, I think it was pretty perfect for this box. The spotty paper I unfortunately cant remember where its from, sorry.|
|I bought some of this trim from a Youtuber who has a Zibbet store. Her Youtube name is SaCrafters and her Zibbet store is SaCrafters also Link no longer in service. I cut a line of the roses off the width and put it around the box with hot glue.|
|Underneath I added K&Co papers and used little wooden knobs as feet|
|I wanted to add a dressform on the lid, so I broke out my new Tim Holtz die.|
|I made a wee necklace out of self adhesive flat back pearls|
|And now for the flowers. ALL are made by me except for the long spray stick thingies and pink spray thingies! Lol. I also used Large cream and medium brown skeleton leaves as the base to set my flowers upon. I then started adding my Handmade flowers.|
|A close up of the felt rolled rose and cardstock rolled roses. The cream fabric flower beside them is one of my Fluffy Goodness Flowers, the small floating Meringue. To see more of any of these flowers, please look back on older posts.|
|Close up of the small rolled rose from the Sizzix 3D Flower die and blossom made from the Tim Holtz Tattered Florals Die|
|Along the front of the box are more of my hand made flowers.|
|This is a large Petaloop Flower, tutorial is on my last post.|
|This cream flower is another large rolled rose and the wee red and white flower beside it is one of my other handmade roses. I also have a tutorial on that flower in an older post.|
|This flower I made using the Spellbinders Rose Creations Dies. Again, I have done a tutorial on how to make this flower.|
|I then put this pearl trim under the fabric rose trim again with hot glue (I love my got glue gun!!). Opps, this photo should be on up a bit. Ah well, Im not moving it now!! Blogger isnt playing fair when Im adding photos.|
|This is the bling mesh I got from a Youtuber, Fiona Jennings (Jennings644)|
I cut off a single bling strip and put it all way around the inside of the box
Fiona has an Etsy store here
|K&Co papers on the inside of the box and bling around the edges|
|The completed inside|
|I added wide lace along the back and printed out some Ephemera from The Graphics Fairy. These can be used as decoration in the box or used as journalling spots or photo mats.|
|I also printed out a little envelope from The Graphics Fairy and put some wee postcards and a picture in it too.|
|A wee close up of some of the photos|
|I made these stick pins also. I thought they'd look nice all in a row along the lace. They arent fixed to the lace so they can be removed and used on projects.|
|I love using old and decorative jewellery in my projects. This box handle started life off as a bracelet from Primark. I just loved these big chunky beads and of course I bought it to dismantle it!|