Saturday, October 12, 2013

Sweet Gift Box

Are you a Handmade Gift Giver?  I hope so and I hope this project will inspire you to make More Gifts!!  I wanted to make a special little album and box as a gift for my mom, so I used the Scarlet collection to decorate a little metal lunchbox.
I started out with a small metal lunchbox I bought at Michaels measuring  5 1/2 X 4 1/2 tall.  I spray painted it with flat black paint inside and out.
I cut the Scarlet black damask paper to fit on both sides of the box, rounded the corners,  and adhered it with Mod Podge after the black paint was dry. rounders to

The sides are covered with a muslin washi tape that has black stitching.
After adding some layers of paper elements, I brushed on some white paint and used stencils to create some patterns and textures. 
This is the other side, decorated with clocks, butterflies and some glittery roses.  I also used some pink floral leaves and a wooden ticket from Prima.  Stickles Icicle glitter is brushed on some places for Cute Sparkle! 

I made a little mini album to fit inside the box.  

I took Manilla tags that measure 2 3/4 X 5 1/4 inches.  I also cut out some more the same size using the Scarlet papers.  These little tags make the album to house photos and places to write a message to the birthday girl! 
It was fun to decorate these tags with all the little elements from this collection

I left room to write notes to my mom on the back sides of the tags 

Here's the final product bound together with a book ring.  Add your own special touches and create a lovely gift.  

This was a very fun project and YOU can get the awesome Scarlet Printables on Marion's website!!! Hope you will make one for the next gift you need!!!

Thanks for stopping by!!  Have a lovely weekend!
Colette Nederhoff


  1. Colette what a fantastic project. Love it - thanks for the inspiration.

  2. wow - this is beautiful - love all those different bits in the paper - wished I could find it in the on-line store though!

    love this site and so glad I stumpled across your brand (by accident), not having seen any of it before - although am super excited I have now because I can look out for your lines in various on-line stores now - yay!!!

    Paula, UK xx

  3. colette, this is perfecto.... love love this concept for a storage unit. i will sure be adding this one to my bucket list. you showcased marion's papers so well. Papers make is so unique and vintage like

  4. This is soooo cute!! Your tags are just darling!! xoxo

  5. love this idea. thanks...a gift that will taste yummy in a styling box.

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