I am so very excited...... I will officially be on leave in about 4 hours from now. Yippee.
I would like to share a box with you that I have made for my best friend for Christmas. I made this box from scratch, I started with a piece of chipboard, put the measurements down on it and the started putting it together. Since I have only started to blog about 4 days ago, I did not take any pictures of my little project as I went along. But I have taken enough pictures to show you the result.
There are quite a few photos as I just absolutely had to get a picture of each side, they all looks different. The main theme for the box was Magnolias, as I just absolutely adore them. I will also enter this project of mine for a challenge, but first I will need to "ask a friend" on how to do this.
The top of the box. My friends name is Marilyn, therefor the M. I have used on old bottle top and glued the initial M in it and then filled it with some glaze.
A close up of the M.
This is the one side of the box.
When I saw this cross in the Christmas decoration department of the Checkers, I knew that I had to buy it and add it to the box.
A side view of the 2 sides.
The other side, with a sweet Magnolia image, colored in one of my favourite colors - turquoise.
The other side of the box, I covered this side with some handmade purple paper, then I covered it with modge podge and added some glitter to it before it could dry.
The completed box with the lid on. I filled the box with hand made cards that my friend can hand out to other members of her family.
The cards were all made by me and I will share them with you at a later stage.
Have an awesome day as mine will be just great, starting with me going on leave. We will be staying home this year as dear hubby is starting a new job on the 3rd of January 2012...... in the Cape and hopefully we will be joining him in a month or two.