|Secret Envelope Trinket Box|
Anywhoodles, my parents have just redecorated their bedroom. I'm actually very impressed with ma wee Mamma as instead of buying new wardrobes and storage......She ALTERED the ones she had! I must be rubbing off on her, heehee. Her bedroom furniture is all really good solid wood, so she painted them all with an antique cream paint to give them a shabby chic style. They have gone for a beautiful cream with duck egg blue accents. So I wanted to make them a little something to add to the shabby chic look.
Here it is. Its meant to look like a stack of old letters tied with a bow, but it is actually a sneaky little stack of letters. It is in fact a secret trinket box. I was inspired by the incredible Miranda from MsLiberty25's channel on Youtube. Click Here for her video.
|Pretty little secret box. I love that old 3d stamp. I bought a bag of old stamps on ebay for pennies and I use them whenever I can. The colour of it was perfect for this project.|
|As you can see, these are a stack of envelopes or are they old love letters? I have distressed them big time by wrinkling the envelopes up, flattening them back out and going over them with Old Paper and Antique Linen Distress Inks. I filled the envelopes with thick pieces of cardboard to make it look like the envelopes were stuffed full of love letters. This lace is just stunning. It was very kindly sent to me from a lovely lady from Youtube called Dee. She has a facebook group also. Check out her channel here|
|Here is one of my wee Fluffy Goodness flowers with my flower centres. I wanted to make a spray of flowers that would be secure and not fall off. So I cut a cream doily in half and used it as the base to glue the flowers onto.The teeny tiny cream and teal flowers are from an Zibbet Store called DiscountCrafts1 and the bigger cream ones are WOC flowers. DiscountCrafts1's items are just beautiful and at the moment there is a deal for 20% off when you spend $25 and Free Shipping for all orders over $60. The discount codes are on the front page of the shop.....click here|
|I added little beady sprays too with the flowers, again from DiscountCrafts1 on zibbet|
|Then the envelope flap was glued down one side of the stacked envelopes. This created the box lid or cover. Isn't it pretty? I love it.|
|The parts that were cut out still looked untidy though as you could see the cardboard. So I painted the gap with white paint then added this Prima paper in to the gap. To tidy up the edges, I added this lace that was sent to me from Dee.|
|And this is the bottom of the envelopes. Just a little piece of the Prima paper with my wee handmade stamp.|
And thats it from me for another day folks. I hope my parents like this for their room.......and if not.....I have a place for it, lol. I think it ties in beautifully with their design........but then I'm biased, lol. If you would like a proper tutorial on this, just let me know below and I can do that for you.