Thursday, July 19, 2007

Takeout Delivery...

A friend at work showed me the favour boxes that she has made for her wedding at the weekend. They were the sweetest little chinese take away boxes, plain white with a metal handle. If this had happened 3 years ago I would have thought they were nice and got on with my job but not any more. All day I kept thinking about the little boxes and planning how I could decorate/alter them and create scrumptious little gift boxes and I was so excited when she brought me some spare boxes yesterday.
As soon as I carried them home I started on my mini project and it didn't take very long to finish. I removed the metal handle and flattened out the box, used spray mount to cover the box in glue and stuck it to my patterned paper. I trimmed around the box, used my cropodile to punch holes for the handles and then reassembled it. I reattached the handle and tied ribbons all along it. The cupcake picture is from a digital scrapbook kit from the Shabby Princess and the words are stamped with small alphabet stamps.
I am so pleased with how it worked out and now I'm beginning to think of decorating some with a Christmas theme.
Have fun this week and remember to leave a comment with a link to your work so we can take a peep
Andrea xx

4 comments:

Alexandra McNicol said...

That is so cute - any idea where she got the boxes from?

joy said...

oh cool!

LOL I had the same thought about some bamboo from B&Q.... makes you look at the world differently....

Yizz said...

Brilliant idea - I did a google search for fortune cookie take out boxes and found some at Edible Delights.

The Crafts House said...

what a great idea!!would love to know how to get these boxes
sandra