Friday, November 14, 2014

May Arts/Core'dinations Blog Hop Week



It's the last day of the May Arts/Core'dinations Blog Hop but that doesn't mean the fun is over.  Be sure to check out the list below in case you missed anyone and check out the Core'dinations Blog for even more chances to win.  All you have to do is leave a comment!

I started with this simple paperboard and wood box that I picked up at Michael's for just $1.  With the help of Core'dinations Core Impressions Fancy Pants designs and May Arts ribbons, I turned it into an elegant gift box perfect for gifting jewelry, gift cards or cash.

First, I removed the knob (it screws on!) and the elastic) Next, I cut the Fancy Pants cardstock to fit the top and sides of the box.

I painted the box inside and out with white acrylic paint for a nice finish.  It dries super fast so there's really no down time.   Then I simply sanded my cardstock with the Core'dinations sander and applied it to the box with Mod Podge.

I used May Arts White Satin String to outline the box lid and to replace the elastic closure.  May Arts 5/8" White Lace w/Pearl Center  to trim the box base.  Both ribbons were applied with a very thin stream of hot glue.


May Arts and Core'dinations have an awesome prize pack of goodies for a lucky blog hopper so be sure to visit and comment on both blogs.

Here's the MA line up in case you missed someone along the way:


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13 comments:

Shari Czerwinski said...

Very pretty!

marylouh said...

The box went from plain Jane to jazzy Jane. Beautiful.
thanks for sharing a great project.

Amy C. said...

What a beautiful and romantic keepsake box!

Ann said...

Beautiful altered box. Love the color and texture.

cghundley said...

Great redo on this
box. Your vision
came out so pretty!
Carla from Utah

barbara macaskill said...

A fabuliscious treat! This box is absolutely spectacular!! I know I would love receiving this and storing lots of little bits in it!! TFS!

McStamper said...

Very pretty idea.

arlsmom aka Lynda said...

beautiful box!!!

Sue D said...

Great transformation of this box!

Ava Gavloski said...

great off the page project, nice colortone selection

TracyM #6773 said...

WOW - your $1 BARGAIN has been TRANSFORMED into a GORGEOUS gift box Charlene!!!
LOVE the ELGANCE of the lace & pearls, LOVE the color & texture of the cardstock (it looks like fabric), finished off PERFECTLY with the satin string - LOVE IT ALL!!!
THANK YOU for sharing your AWESOME & CREATIVE INSPIRATION!!!

Judy said...

Very pretty project. So elegant looking with the pearls.
Thanks for sharing.

Sherry Butcher said...

Wonderful, LOVE the the lace & pearls, the color & texture of the cardstock and the satin string. TFS.