Monday, April 19, 2010

Secret Garden Swap -- the Reveal


 The box that I sent to my Secret Garden Swap partner has arrived in Malaysia, so I can now show you what I sent her!  I decorated a paper mache box (painted off white first), and filled it with all sorts of treasures.  I found the picture of this girl with the flower pot, and decided to build my design around that.  So, the picture really drove the rest of the design.  I covered the box with coordinating papers and added a lace ruffle:

On top of the box, I added a piece of chipboard that to me, looked kind of like a garden fence.  I layered on more lace, flowers, some jewels, and lastly a key that I glittered:

I filled the box with lots of laces and trims (of course!) along with velvet flowers and leaves, one of the darling little match boxes I bought from Elyse at Tinkered Treasures, and some additional glittered keys:

I really loved making the glittered keys.  I think I may make a few more batches, and put some in the shop. :)

This was such a fun project, with a lovely theme!  Now I can't wait for my next swap!

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