Thursday, November 19, 2009

Crowns, Toile, and Newsprint,...Oh my!!!

Shame On Me! Shame on me for not posting for 15 days,...especially when I promised my little blog that I would be more conscientious about posting often. OOPS!
Moving on,...it happens to be Frugal Friday over at the Shabby Nest and I thought I would share a little project. I decoupaged a container so that I could use it as Christmas gift wrap and it turned out so cute that I think I may just have to keep it.
(Along with many other things which I have no need of or use for, and have no idea where to put.:))
I started out with this left over canister from some Harry and Davids chocolates that I bought from Costco....
and ate all of (not by myself.)
Well,....sort of by myself.;)

I found this fabulous crown paper at the Graphics Fairy and printed some out. Don't you just love the Graphics Fairy!!??


I used some leftover Toile wrapping paper for the lid.


Decoupaged it all on to the container.



Used my new "Stampin Up- Big Shot" to cut out these flowers. I am a terrible person who would tear the pages out of an old yellowed vintage book to use in a project. But,...in my own defense the book is in very bad shape and I use it for many projects rather then destroying multiple books.:)
Crumpled the flowers really well, stacked them, and fastened them with a brad. Then glued the one big posy that they made to the top of the lid.



It will make such fabulous gift wrap, don't ya think?


20 comments:

Wendy said...

I am sooooo loving that flower. Make me one. Please, please, pretty please. So cute!

Unknown said...

that is not a gift wrap, that IS a gift. Loving the combination of the papers, and the flower is beautiful.

Anonymous said...

So pretty and I REALLY like that flower!

pk @ Room Remix

Anonymous said...

Wow this is a great idea! I can see a tree decorated with tons of those flowers!!

blessings
mary

Maryann @ Domestically-Speaking said...

That is so pretty!

Anonymous said...

What a great idea! Thanks for sharing it with us!

Zuzana said...

Holly, what a great idea - it is so lovely. What about me moving over to the warm part of your world and then I take some photographs and make lovely paintings and together with your incredible creative skills we can open a little shop.;)
Well, I can at least dream, right;)
Have a lovely weekend dear friend; your place is always so warm and inviting to visit.)
xoxo
Zuzana

Suzanne said...

I love it. So pretty. I agree that it isn't the gift container anymore, it IS the gift! Love the flower too!
- Suzanne
justanotherhangup.blogspot.com

Unknown said...

Very cute! Love that paper!

Anonymous said...

Gorgeous! Really like the posy!
Zuzu

Holly said...

Who wouldn't love that? It's beautiful!

Unknown said...

love your project- the flower is sooo pretty! I now rethink just about every container I used to just throw away - I need to go buy that one - so I can have the container of course.... The chocolate would just be an added benefit!

stefanie said...

you are sooooo clever, i love that!!

Tiffany said...

So creative! Love the toile and that flower is fabulous! LOVE it!

Jennifer {Studio JRU} said...

So cute! Lovin' that flower! Don't feel bad about tearing up a book to use... I do that all the time too! :)

Laurel @ Ducks in a Row said...

It is too pretty! Love it

Suzanne said...

Thanks so much for this wonderful idea. I created my own today. Go to:

http://justanotherhangup.blogspot.com/2009/11/mini-paper-mache-boxes.html

- Suzanne

kksb said...

Beautiful box and flower.
How were the chocolates?

trish said...

I adore your pretty package!
Sincerely ~ Tricia Anne

steffany said...

I love it, this is gorgeous.

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