Thursday, 15 December 2011

A Christmas Gift for my best friend!

Good Morning

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.



  1. I think this is an awesome gift for your friend. She will love it. Well done Marika and thanks for sharing your talent with us. Love the way you've decorated this box. Wishing you a Merry Christmas and all the best for your move to the Cape. xx

  2. A lovely gift for your friend. I am sure she will be thrilled. Enjoy your leave and good luck with the move to the Cape when it happens.
    Have a wonderful Christmas.