Thursday, 1 December 2011

Old Wooden Brick Box

decrated wooden box
I have made my mum a pile her favourite cards as a small Christmas present, but I wanted to put them in a nice box too … and then remembered this old brick box I had leftover from another project, it was just the right fit for the cards measuring 19cm x 14cm x 6.5cm deep.
andys nokia 097
I decided to cover it with some paper from Limetree Craft that I got at NEC the Hobby Craft Show last year, there were 10 sheets in a pack for £1.  I thought it was perfect for the box as it just looks like a woodcut pattern.
andys nokia 107
 Before I covered it, I went round all the edges with a Promaker pen as I had cut the paper just short of the sides. I did the top in the same way, mindful that after a couple of coats of varnish it needed to slide smoothly in and out of the box. I also lined the bottom of the box. And that’s all there was to it.  I loved seeing how the tones of the box changed under the varnish and I am so pleased with how classy it looks.
andys nokia 103
All I need is to do now is add the cards, a nice pen and a book of stamps and hope my mum likes it.


Suze Bain said...

What a beautiful gift and great tip to put stamps in too (I'd never have thought of that). xx

marc said...

lol thats all there is to ... and just a hint of real talent class and style o also the attention to tiny details that take it to that fiddle fart level we all love . your mum will love it how could she not i love the cards as well really stylish and go so well with the box its like the box was made for them lol i love the image it looks good for mens cards if you stamp it in gold /copper or heat emboss it in them colours on to black card or for a magical winters look if you use a glue pad and then sprinkle with glitter looks like frost, i think you can see i like what you have done lol big love marc

Cheryl Winget said...

This is a BEAUTIFUL gift! I love the box, I love the image on the cards and the fact that you allowed it to remain the focal point and didn't add a bunch of embellishments. Well done!