Thursday, October 7, 2010

Black and White Box Swap Reveal

 I think that my swap partners have received their boxes, so here is the big reveal!  Here is the box that I decorated and filled with goodies for each of my partners.  A look at the items inside is at the end of this post.  First, here's a step-by-step of how I made the boxes:
I spray painted the match boxes a creamy white.

Then I used some ModPodge to adhere a piece of paper to the bottom of each.  (These are little pieces from the Halloween Alice in Wonderland paper I told you about a few weeks ago.)

 Not finished with the ModPodge, I then used pages from a vintage Physics textbook to cover the outside of the boxes.

 I then glued a piece of black lace along the sides.  After that, I admit I hit a wall.  I just couldn't figure out what to do with the top of the box!!  Finally, I decided to go with my first instinct, which was (and usually is) lots and lots of lace!  I got out the trusty glue gun, and glued several layers of lace to the top.  I hand pleated some of the layers as I glued them on:

Finally, I added the velvet flowers (seen in the first photo), and I was done!  They turned out a bit more frilly and less "haunted mansion" than I had originally planned, but I hope my swap partners like them!

 Here's what was inside: trims and laces, glittered chipboard, Halloween cupcake pics, several different types of flowers in ivory, clear adhesive gems, vintage tatting on an old wooden spool, a few tags, and a sparkly vintage button.

And, because the small match boxes kind of frustrate me (I can never fit everything in there that I want!), I added these separate packages, with flash cards, Quizmo cards, sheet music, pages from a vintage music textbook, and some orange velvet flowers:

What a fun swap!  Stay tuned, tomorrow I'm going to show you the FABULOUS boxes I received from my swap partners!

1 comment:

  1. beautiful boxes and so perfectly packaged! your swap partners are in for some real treats!



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