It’s a beautiful morning here, which perfectly matches my mood! I don’t have much planned today, other than getting stuck in with a couple of craft projects, I have 3 cross-stitch projects on the go at the moment, which all seem to be going a little slower than I would like! And I have some cards I want to make!
I have got something to share though, which has been finished for a few days now, but I kept finding other things to post! Feeling the onset of spring, I made this funky gift box!
I cross-stitched the lazy daisy the other day, (you can see the post here) and worked long and hard on this bright and cheery box! This was such a fun way to use up all those small, otherwise useless scraps of coloured card, and yes I did say card, paper is less forgiving when you completely cover it in PVA glue, and I wanted this to be bright and shiny!
The only thing I’d change about this, is possibly pre-covering the box, as it was quite hard to keep going back over it, and I did find myself giving in here and there, and simply covering the gaps in pen, though the black matches the backstitching, it was never intended to be as thick-lined! (perfect example on the bottom right of the lid, which I faced this way to show you). This I guess is the downside of using cardstock, as it’s less pliable than paper, even when covered in water-based glue!
All in all though, it’s quite bright and fun, and could be used for anything! As you can see, I have added some coordinating tissue paper and filled it with Easter treats (great little chocolate chicks and bunnies, 2 nets for £1.50 in Tesco). I could have made 3 boxes in total with the chocolates I had, there are 10 in the box, and the lid still goes on, though any more and it doesn’t! The other chocolates aren’t around anymore, as they were left over and OH and I decided it wasn’t a good idea to leave them laying around…
This box could of course be used for anything! Not bad for a 79p box! I have 2 more in different shapes, and I can definitely see myself doing some more in different styles and colours. This one is for me, as it was more a tester, though I have decided it’d make a great gift, for any occasion really (great for those novelty chocolates, year round these days. Or any other small items). I definitely want to make more!
I hope you have a brilliant Monday,