This week's project is a lovely, altered wooden box from our talented designer, Vicki Chrisman! I love the colors and patterns that Vicki used for this project, and wouldn't this little box make a sweet gift?
Celebrate: Play patterned paper
Celebrate: Jubilate patterned paper
Celebrate: Confetti patterned paper
Summer Soiree: Red Ball Trim
Felt Shapes: Playhouse
Felt Shapes: Sweet and Pretty
Buttons: Sweet and Pretty
Small wooden box from Hobby Lobby
4 wooden beads (for legs on box)
1. Paint the inside of your wood box and 4 wooden beads.
2. Cut papers to fit on all sides, top of outside, and top and bottom of inside. You can use scalloped scissors along the bottom half of the lid on the outside if you wish. Adhere and smooth edges with a small piece of sand paper or an emery board.
3. For butterfly (inside lid), add colored paper behind butterfly and trim around edges. Adhere to paper on inside of lid. Cut two small pieces of trim for the antennas on the butterfly.
4. Add red trim around the top edge of the bottom part of the box. Thin double sided tape works well.
5. To make the flower for the top, start by gluing the red flower down (only in the very center of the flower) and add it to the top of the box. Adhere the yellow flower to the red and then top with the button. Then cut 6 (1 ½ inch) pieces of the red striped ribbon. One at a time, fold in half and adhere under the red felt flower, continuing all the way around.
6. Using a hot glue gun, attach beads for feet on the bottom four corners of the box.