Saturday, March 12, 2011

More Dollar Bin Boxes

Back on January 31, I posted a little altered box I made and I've had these two in the works since then but they've been sitting on my desk waiting my attention. Yesterday I finally got to them. The box is from Michael's $1 bin and they are really hard to come by. They literally fly out of the store. You paint the front, sides, and inside with paint. I used two shades, sponged one atop the other and some Treasure Gold sponged on for some glimmer. Then you cover the base and lid/back with your designer paper. I sand the edges and distress with Tim Holtz Vintage Photo. Then you get to the fun part of decorating the top with all your flowers, gems, ribbons, buttons, etc. The first one here features a dragonfly from K&Co. and a little felt bird along with Recollections flowers and gems, etc. The second one has the same color paint and DP but features a large pink rose and a bird from K&Co. Before you start these, you unscrew the little button closure on the front and the elastic closure then decorate the button as you wish and put them back on when the box is finished. I added little wood candle holders or knobs from the craft store painted to match for feet. These are so much fun to do and really make a fantastic little gift. Enjoy!




















3 comments:

lynns said...

Beautiful boxes, Mary! Will pray about your issues.

Just to let you know, I check your blog every day but forget to leave a comment. Your blog is great!

Createology said...

Your embellished boxes are wonderful. Excellent gifts. Happy Spring and Birds Who Sing...

Diane said...

Mary, those dollar bins hold wonderful treasures to cover up, don't they! I usually look for the $1 journals that don't have the spiral binding...so easy to cover!

These are beautiful!!
Hugs, Diane