I love making something from nothing. Paper crafts seem to be one of the easiest ways to do this. One second you have a piece of paper and the next you have a flower or a leaf or a box.
Tiffany from Do-it-yourself-gifts shows how to make the box here.
Making the box itself was super easy. Tiffany gives step-by-step photos that make this nearly foolproof except I used a fancy paper that had a pattern around the edges which were then lost inside of the box.
|Fancy paper INSIDE the box where nobody can see it.|
If you want to use a printed paper, make sure the pattern is in the centre area or all over the paper so that you can see it after, instead of having a gorgeous interior and a really plain exterior.
Now obviously, due to my miscalculation, this box is in dire need of embellishments. Earlier in the week I had started rolling up book page rosettes in the hopes that I would make enough rosettes to eventually create a wreath (love those book page wreaths).
I don't know if I'm a slow roller or what, but these little guys are taking me forever and I don't know that I will ever have enough for a gorgeous wreath. However, right now I have the perfect amount to prettify the top of this plain box.
I made the rosettes using Stephanie Lynn's tutorial from here and used the glue gun to fix them on. They are pretty easy to do, just time consuming. Or maybe that's just me? The leaves were just cut freehand out of book pages as well and glued on.
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