Tuesday, 20 September 2011

Repurposed wine box

This is a piece I did last year, so excuse the rubbish photos and such.

I needed a display type gift box to use for a present and could not find any that fitted. So I began with a cheap round wine gift box.

I peeled all the paper off to reveal the cardboard underneath. I then cut 3 windows in the box using a craft knife.

The gift was a Snow White ornament and I managed to find a snow white picture book in my local charity shop.

The hardest part was destroying the book as it looked to be from the original release of the film and I have been bought up to never tear books hehe.

After cutting the pieces up I stuck them around the box, making sure to cover all blank spaces as well as the inside of the box.

I found the picture that matched the ornamentand made it into a feature on the top of the box.

The quote that went with the ornament went into the lid of the box along with witch.
I then varnished the box with a PVA diluted with water. This gave it a little bit of a shine and made sure everything was stuck and sealed.

I had a small round silver gift box underneath that I was able to write a message to the recipient and put into the box along with another small present.

The box was perfect and gave a unique finish to the present. It was well received.

My biggest tip if you decide to do anything similar, is to make sure that you peel off the original paper fully. It had a gloss feel to it and made sticking anything over it difficult on the areas I missed. 

If I were to do it again, I would probably still do the same thing, but I think I would like to finish it with a high gloss finish.

Sunday, 11 September 2011

Friday, 9 September 2011

Race for Life Card

This card was created for a teenager who lost her mum to breast cancer a few years ago.
She was running the race for life and had raised approx £300 I think.
This was a congratulary card I made for her.