Monday, December 10, 2012

Whew.... Project Complete

A few weeks ago I shared one of the boxes I made for a 12 Days of Christmas project on a blog post.  I have finally finished the project which was made for some friends who have four little girls.

Following are some photos of the finished project:

This project took about a month to complete.  I first cut out the parts of the box from light weight chipboard using the Sizzix Box, Candy Drawer Die.  I then painted the raw chipboard with white acrylic paint.  Next, I selected paper out of the Bright & Jolly paper pad from Recollections (I think I purchased this from Michael's last year) and cut the paper down to size to cover the box parts.  I pre-scored the paper where the score lines were on the cut out box pieces and then used Mod Podge to glue the paper to the box parts.  Next, I folded the box parts on the pre-scored lines and put the box together using the super strong redline tape.

After all that, I decorated each box using items I purchased from Hobby Lobby (holly leaves, red bows, small wreaths, small snowmen ornaments and Peace, Joy, Noel ornaments).  I die cut the numbers from glittered card stock using the Tim Holtz Word Play die by Sizzix and the Lollipop Numbers die set also by Sizzix.  I glued everything to the front using Beacon's 3 in 1 craft glue.  The drawer pulls are small wooden spools painted in various colors of acrylic paint (red, blue and green) with Christmas brads glued to the center of the painted spools.

Each drawer contains a small bag with candy or other small gifts and these bags are decorated with a tag that denotes the day of Christmas it is (i.e. first day of Christmas, etc.).  The stamp set I used to make the tags is an ADORABLE set by Penny Black and is called 12 Days of Christmas.  I forgot to photograph the tags for this blog post, but you can go to my YouTube channel and see the finished product including some of the tags.

The top sign was made using heavy chipboard, silver glitter paper and a felt Ho, Ho, Ho ornament from Hobby Lobby.  I purchased the Santa on a spring from Hobby Lobby as well.

Finished just in time to mail it off.  I hope the recipients will like it and I hope you like it!

1 comment:

  1. Wow!! This is really amazing - such a commitment to time and details. Every time I admire it I see something new. What an awesome gift of love. I'm positive the person who recieves it will be in awe and will treasure it a lifetime. There is truely nothing more special than a gift from the heart. Colleen-. it's truely Beautiful