So, I put my thinking cap on and decided to look for boxes or things that could become boxes...here are my finds, I think you might be surprised:
Garage Sale, 50 cents:
Garage Sale, $2:
Can you believe that you can transform those country bumpkin wall hangings into boxes? Well, you can...and here's how...
With the 2nd box, I had to remove the wooden characters, they popped right off with a wallpaper scraper...now my 4 year old has new toys, too :)
Spray paint the box black (or any color that you'd like).
I added those stick on felt protectors on the bottom of the trays, after the paint was dry:
Then, if you want, add scrapbook paper to the bottom of the tray/box with spray adhesive. I did this to mine because the candy dishes did not cover the entire bottom, so I thought it would be a nice added touch.
Once the paper is glued in and dried, I then sprayed the entire box with a clear top coat. And then let that dry.
Next, I glued my candy dishes unto the box. I did this because my boxes were shallow and that is the only way they would stay put. The candy dishes are actually votive candle holders. You can purchase them at The Dollar Tree or Walmart:
Put something heavy on top and let it dry overnight:
I added some Fall garland, from The Dollar Tree and some yummy chocolates:
And here is the other one I made:
There were no dividers, so I had to improvise with ribbon:
I hope you liked my little projects...I sure did have fun making them and will continue to make these, I think they are so pretty and what a nice gift...thanks again, Joy for the inspiration!!!
A little note to my Blogging Friends....I have not been able to leave as many comments as I would like to because I am up to my neck in WALLPAPER! I went into my kitchen the other day and just started ripping it down...I'm impulsive like that, are you? I'm still here though and will be visiting all of you as soon as I can!
I have a question, too...how do I get a Horchow Catalog delivered to my house? I don't see any way to sign up for one on their site. How can I copy their ideas, if I don't get the catalog, lol ;)
ttfn, my blogging buddies :)