Friday, September 4, 2009

Gift package


I love this idea from Green Craft Magazine for upcycling food boxes into gift packages. You might remember I made one out of a microwave popcorn box for my sister's wedding gift. It was so much fun I decided to make another one this week out of the same type of box.



To make the gift package, I first painted the box dark green with acrylic paint. After it dried I glued panels of scrapbook paper to it, bird images, glitter, doily, and a piece of an old postcard.


I wanted this one to have a bird theme, but also wanted it to be fairly simple and uncluttered. I love how metal looks with paper, so I added a gold charm to each side and used gold wire and beads to create a curly handle.

Eventually I'll give it to someone, but for now it's on a shelf in the living room where I can enjoy it. I think these boxes could also be created as table centerpieces filled with dried or silk flowers.

Hope you have a great weekend. I plan to rearrange my art studio and do lots of crafting, as well as spend time outdoors soaking up nature. What's on your agenda?

Stacy
xxoo

13 comments:

Dogwood said...

Thanks for the photos of the great recycle box/bag. I have my GREEN CRAFT magazine next to me right now and plan on making one this weekend. Happy Friday. Dogwood

goldenbird said...

I'm glad you got a Green Craft magazine, Dogwood. I think I fell in love with this project when we saw the boxes made in that workshop at Ben Franklin. Can't wait to see the one you make.

GARAGE SALE GAL said...

Hi Stacy,
Love your new banner...
Love the gift box...can't go wrong with birdie:) Just too sweet.
I'm thinking I should rent some chick flicks for the long weekend.
I should get going on my ATC cards too!
Happy Weekend!
Deb :)

Felicity said...

oh stacey its soooooo pretty, what a good idea you could use them for storing craft papers and bits and bobs! have a nice week end fliss xx

oh my verification word is bakings - i've been baking loads just recently! he he!! - i know i need to get out more!!

goldenbird said...

Thanks for your kind words, Deb. You should definitley rent some chick flicks this weekend!

Fliss, thanks for reminding me, I want to make some more of those boxes for storing my paper scraps and postcards. Everything is so unorganized right now, and it's making me crazy.

Tammy James said...

What a gorgeous gift box! A gift in itself!

renee ~ heirloom seasons said...

What a great project! Your box turned out beautiful!!

Theresa said...

Great idea and something I am going to try! Love the package and is beautiful as decoration! Have a blessed day!

Thimbleanna said...

Ooooh, so pretty Stacy! Have fun organizing. I'm hoping to get off of this computer and quilt! ;-)

Rachel said...

Love this one, too! Great idea - thanks for sharing.

I'll be working this weekend, getting ready for next week's classes, but I plan to have some fun, too. Maybe make my Sept. ATC (nope, haven't even started it yet) and my BOM blocks.

Hope you have a wonderful long weekend!

Woollywotnots said...

What a great idea and fantastic results. You're such a pro Stacy! I hope you are enjoying your weekend, sounds like a perfect one with sorting, crafting and outdoors.

Michelle said...

What a wonderful idea...I love the way yours came out!

Melanie said...

What a great idea! And such fun, I love all this recycling lark, much better than going out and buying something new. Your box is fab! xxxx