Monday, 15 April 2013

Two Boxes

Last week two of my grandchildren came to see me and they wanted to 'make somefing' - my grandaughter announced that she wanted to make a jewellery box! Now, thinking that was a little ambitious for a 2 and a half year old, I persuaded her and her 4 year old brother to do some stamping on a lunch bag and then cut out the letters in their name to stick on with the promise that Granny would make her a jewellery box. Working on the basis that a box made from card wouldn't last 5 minutes in the hands of a toddler I hunted around for a suitable box to decorate and found this (along with several others that have been sitting around in cupboards for a very long time). By pure chance the Scallop Circle die fitted perfectly so I cut one in Pretty in Pink DSP and glued this to the lid. I punched out some butterflies in cardstock and DSP, using the Elegant Butterfly and Bitty Butterfly, to decorate. The butterflies around the box were glued straight on but I thought the ones on top needed to be a bit more substantial so I covered them with Crystal Effects and sprinkled with Dazzling Diamonds. When they were dry I assembled them and added a Basic Rhinestone before fixing them to the lid. It must be the Granny in me because I don't like to give one without the other so I made this 'treasure chest' for my grandson with a similar box and decorated with the Owl Builder punch.

I have to say they were both thrilled with them and soon had them filled with treasure - albeit the jewellery box was soon home to micro machine cars rather than jewels! Before I left my grandaughter said 'Granny you're special' - I'm not too sure what she meant by that :0)


  1. both of these are so lovely although I lean towards the owl one cos I love him!

  2. These are fabulous Margaret. My son is 16 but I'm sure we still have some micro machines in the garage! xx

  3. Fun gifts for your granchildren. Wonderful boxes. x


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