Saturday, April 14, 2012

Mother's Day Treasure Box

I am always on the look out for cigar boxes and each different kind bring a new challenge which I love! I got two raw wood cigar boxes, bringing me back full circle to the original fancy lacy wood cigar box, I had designed months ago.

On these I used the 3 step painted crackle medium, only one took the crackle better than the other. I used white paint as the base and orchid as a top coat. I went back in with white paint on the smaller box, which didn't take the crackle very well and it looks just fine!

 I ran a running stitch across flat cream lace and gathered it around each box using a glue gun to adhere the lace to the boxes. Then I adhered ruffled cream lace over the flat gathered lace.

Using music printed paper and purple cardstock, I die cut label shapes, putting them through the Cuttlebug with Spellbinders. Then I glued one music label on top of each purple label, for stability and distressed them with purple ink.

 Next I made a purple rose with deep green leaves using the Flower Shoppe cartridge on my Cricut. The Cricut was set at fit to page and Fun1 flower part and for the 2 green leaves I cut at 2 1/2" at Fun 5. Next I wound the coil flower around itself, adding quick drying glue as I went helping it to stay in place and glued the ends at the bottom of each. I pulled the petals down and shaped the flower. I gave each flower more definition with ink on the petal edges and I glued the leaves to the flowers.
I placed 2 shapes on pop dots on each box and glued a flower to the top o each. A hole was drilled and ribbon tied through it. Tim Holtz feet were added at each corner. Beads and other embellishments were added.

I'm sure any mom would enjoy having this box to put treasures in! I'm going to give one of these boxes to a very special treasured friend!


Anonymous said...

Super ! Love it all !! so creative R Howard

Dr Sonia S V said...

What a beautiful transformation Carla. I altered a box recently but its no where as glamorous as yours!!

Lindsay Weirich said...

great idea! I could fill is with tole painting stuff for my mom...actutaly I should give her a plain box to paint as she would prefer it! Lovely Carla!

Kim Gillian said...

Great idea, that would be great for Father's Day also!

allisamazing said...

So pretty and creative!

Blythe said...

Cute idea!

Have a Daily Cup of Mrs. Olson said...

What a lovely box. I especailly like the music embellishments. Thanks for sharing with my party.

Michelle Day said...


I followed you over from Wow Me Wednesday and this is absolutely beautiful.

I would love to invite you to share this, and any other posts you would like to, at my Creative Thursday Link Party at (Link up until Monday 4-23-12)

Have a great day,

Michelle Day said...

Thanks so much for linking up to Creative Thursday. I can't wait to see what you bring next week. Have a great weekend.