Hey there shabbilicious friends,
I hope you’ve had a fabulous weekend. I’m back today all inspired after having some much needed time in my craft room over the weekend.
Getting my hands dirty and dipping into the craft supplies certainly gets my creative juices flowing!
I know I’ve said it here before… but I’ll say it again anyway,
A gift for me is as much about the wrapping as it is about the goodies inside.
I dipped into my embellishment stash yesterday to pretty up a small box that is being sent to a friend.
It started as a plain white cardboard box…
But using just a few crafting supplies I was able to transform the box from a ‘Plain Jane’ (no offence to anyone named Jane) into a parcel almost too pretty to open.
What’s more, nearly all the embellishments were made from scraps!
What I used:
– 1 sheet of scrapbooking paper (mine was a piece of Tilda paper), cut to fit the width and perimeter of the box,
– A ripped piece of vintage book paper,
– Lace and seam binding ribbon,
– A cut-out doily medallion,
– Handmade felt heart pin,
– Handmade felt rose,
– Handmade crochet mini flowers,
– A mix of Tilda cut-outs from a décor set.
I love these kind of free crafting, no rules kind of projects.
After gathering supplies and possible embellishments, I simply started with a base, in this case, the decorative paper and built it up layer by layer.
While this example is a small box, it could just have easily been a gift tag or card.
Over the next few days I’m going to share with you some tutorials for making a stock pile of pretty embellishments for use on cards, tags and gift wrappings.
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