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So, still no sunshine in these parts and, even worse, a bit of rain 🙁 And yes, I had left all the chairs out in the back garden so they got wet! Even more annoying is that as it has been distinctly cooler today I have no excuse for not catching up on a bit of housework.
Today I am sharing a project I have made for this week’s challenge at City Crafter for which the theme is “dress it up.” For this, you have to take an ordinary item and transform it. So I decided to take this…
… and turn it into this…
Yep, this started life as a box for breakfast biscuits and after waving my fairy godmother wandI have transformed it into a lovely little gift bag/box. I chopped off the top and covered it with some of the lovely Tim Coffey designer paper from Kay & Company. I stuck white tissue to the inside, crumpling it up to give it some texture then, when it had dried, painted it with some metallic acrylic paint. The handle was made from two strips of paper glued together.
I popped a strip of ivory crochet lace around the top and then added my embellishments. The butterfly images, especially for Amy and Friends, are from The Graphics Fairy. The large one is the original image, printed in two sizes and then layered up. For the smaller ones I used the original images and then used a punch to cut them out. I added a smidge of Vintage Photo distress ink to all of them.
There are some little paper rosebuds hanging from a creamy seam binding bow and I’ve added a strip of pearls to the large butterfly’s body and some extra pearls to the box, just for luck!
Now I just have to choose what to pop in my gift box. I’m thinking some butterfly shaped biscuits might be nice – except I’d probably eat them before they made it to their destination!!! If you left the handle off the box it would make a great container for stationery.
The City Crafter Design Team have produced some amazing “dress it up” projects so be sure to buzz over and take a look and if you haven’t done so already, check out my pinned post at the top of this page to find out why all my projects this month are featuring butterflies. Thanks for buzzing by.