Artful Thursday- Box Redux
I started my Artful Thursday late in the day and found I needed a little creative inspiration. Do you have those days? I knew exactly where I could find some to make something pretty. I found a sweet project in my favorite magazine, Somerset Life. I love this publication. It is always filled with beauty and inspiration and infused with such talent and creativity. Did I tell you I LOVE this magazine?
A simple project- using empty food boxes.
The project I chose seemed simple enough and I had everything I needed to complete it. I thought that they would make a sweet little May Day basket. I gathered a few small boxes from my pantry. I chose small boxes and gathered a few pieces of pretty paper, spray adhesive, a hot glue gun and a craft knife. The first thing I did was to carefully pull apart the opened box, separating the glued areas and then flattening the box and cutting the very top part of the box off. I cut my paper to the approximate size of the unfolded box, considering which way the pattern was supposed to be and then with spray adhesive glueing the paper to the box. The next step is to carefully trim around the edges of the box. At this point you can then glue paper to the inside of your box. When this step is completed you remake the folds in your box and re-glue the bottom and side seams. Punch holes in the sides of the box where your handles will attach. Make a handle for your box with wire or ribbon and attach to your covered box. Now the fun part-embellishing your box. I gathered my favorite ribbons and a few pretty millinery flowers, a little bit of this and that and transformed my throw-away box into a little bit of pretty. The box is perfect for small gifts. They also make pretty containers to hold small treasures.
Wouldn't this be fun to leave on a friends door for a sweet May Day surprise?
This was a pudding box I transformed.
This was a tea box
This was a match box
They make wonderful little gift boxes.
Since this is the last Thursday of the month it is time for my Artful Thursday giveaway. Leave a comment and I will pick a winner when I post my next Artful Thursday project. This month I will give the winner a copy of Somerset Life and a tiny May-Day basket filled with sweet treats.
Happy Artful Thursday