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Thursday, 10 September 2015

I did a box!

Well, never say never!
I did say I'd never get into altering boxes but caved in and Had A Go.

My friend fell in love with a very beautiful painted box and I so, so, so wanted to get it for her.  Alas, it needed to come from America and just proved too expensive for me to treat her to it.  There is no way I could dream of producing anything like the box she fell in love with as I can't draw even a wonky line, let alone a straight one and can't paint to save my life. 

But I thought I could make her one in a similar way to my canvasses and decided to give it a try.

I have been asked to do a tutorial on what I did and I have another box so will make another one and take photo's at each stage as I go along, but for now, I just wanted to get this one on my blog (I like to keep my blog as a kind of crafting diary) but I will get the other one on here, with instructions, just as soon as I can.




The colours don't really look right on these photo's ... they were not bright but more blue, pink & gold than show up here. I lined the inside with black felt but forgot to take photo's!  

Sent it to my friend in Scotland earlier this week and this is the photo' she took which shows the colours a little better.

So my first ever box and something I may well do again.


  1. My Goodness Debbie - that box is AWESOME! It looks so professional and interesting. I should be over the moon if I had managed to produce anything so pretty. Well done you!
    Happy crafting and hugs... Gill x

  2. That's a really nice box, love the wording you've added to it x

  3. Wow! This is absolutely gorgeous. You are one clever lady. I say keep altering boxes or anything our fancy cos you have a real talent there, lovely! Take care Zo xx