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 @ The Shabby Nest said...

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

Marianne@Songbird said...

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

pk said...

So pretty and I REALLY like that flower!

pk @ Room Remix

Mary Ellen (megardengal) 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!

alittlefrenchloven said...

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

Protege 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

Jen R. said...

Very cute! Love that paper!

Zuzu said...

Gorgeous! Really like the posy!
Zuzu

Holly said...

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

Annie Rose 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 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?

Tricia Anne said...

I adore your pretty package!
Sincerely ~ Tricia Anne

steffany said...

I love it, this is gorgeous.

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