Monday, May 07, 2012

Any Old Box!

I have just completed a swap which needs the items to be sent off to 2 different homes in
America. I can't show you what I have made  yet  but I can let you see the boxes that I made to transport them in. I didn't have any suitable packaging  so decide to make my own. These have been made from odds of cardboard cut to size and then each piece covered in fabric and then sewn together into a box shape with a lid that closes with ribbon ties .
The tops of the boxes have  each been decorated with bits of ribbon ,broken jewellery and a shrink plastic heart button, coloured with promarkers to match the ribbon and material.


View of the sides showing the complimentary material used on the ends and the same on the base. The inside has been padded on the bottom.

As I have used up snippets of ribbon, jewellery and shrink plastic for the 'Wally  buttons' am entering this into Pixies Crafty Snippets
Also into 1st Unique Gifts: Handmade Monday.
And the following Challenges:
C.R.A.F.T. challenges: Use Buttons. (Made my own from shrink plastic).
The Poodles Parlour: Anything Goes.

26 comments:

Caroline Nash said...

The boxes are so pretty and can be kept after the events as a keepsake box

Di said...

Super boxes Mrs A - is there no end to your talents? Bet they took a bit of making too. Lovely! Di xx

mcrafts said...

what a great idea Mrs A - the box is a gift in itself! Mich x

Doreen said...

Beautiful boxes.xxx

Ros Made Me said...

Great boxes and a good idea for using up small amounts of fabric... lovely decorations :)

Free Spirit Designs said...

What beautiful boxes! And how lovely that you put so much time and care into creating them :) whoever receives them is going to be chuffed to bits i'm sure!

Thank you for dropping by my blog and telling me about the wedding hiccup :) how unexpected! I'm glad it all worked out well in the end!! :)

Karen said...

These boxes are so pretty, what a lovely idea, they are gorgeous. Karen xx

Wendy said...

What lovely boxes - each one is a gift in itself. It would be such a pleasure to receive one. x

Sherry said...

Stunning!!!!!! They are gifts in themselves, your swap partners are so lucky!

... now I'm wondering why I've got 'any old iron, any old iron ...' in my head - lol!

carol said...

lovely creations, thanks for joining in with our BUTTON challenge at CRAFT this week, x carol

Anonymous said...

Fab boxes! So nice to be able to re-use them too :-) x

CatkinJane said...

Those really are beautiful boxes :)

Anonymous said...

The boxes are great - now just trying to guess what is going in them!

Chrysalis said...

Wow, what a lot of trouble you went to with the boxes. I'm sure the recipients will be delighted to receive these packages xx

Jacq said...

Hi Mrs A,
What Gorgeous Gift Boxes!!! I'm sure the lucky recipients will just love their gifts and who wouldn't when presented in such beautiful boxes. Thanks for joining us at Poodles Parlour and Good Luck. Hope to see you joining us again.
Hugs Jacqui xxx

butterflyblossom said...

Gorgeous boxes, I bet the recipient will love all the effort you have put in X

Dr Sonia S V said...

The shape and the pretty colors on the boxes is awesome

Cheers
Sonia
cardsandschoolprojects.blogspot.com

Sue said...

Beautiful and very inventive:)
xxx

Aunty Sue said...

Brilliant boxes thanks for joining us at Craft this week

Sandra (Stamping For Pleasure) said...

They look lovely! Can't wait for the reveal of their contents!

See you in the playground later xxx

Heidi said...

lovely idea, the effect is great and a gift in themselves. heidi x

happyglitzygirl said...

Great idea, thanks for playing with us at the Poodles Parlour, blessings Hilde

Linby said...

Fab boxes and love the tag too.
Don't cry - I'm sure the Craft Tuck shop will be restocked soon!
My thoughts are with you over your loss of Wrapper too - hugs.
Linbyx

Lynne said...

Fab boxes Mrs A, they look very posh.
Lynne xxx

Samantha Elliott said...

Lovely boxes Miss-Chief!! Super Playgound weather!! Fancy a game of rollerskates? Specially as the go-karts are banned!! Gotta have wheels! Wheeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeee!

Elizabeth said...

Super boxes - they are truly original and a brilliant way of using up your bits and pieces. Very inspirational. Elizabeth x