Wednesday, March 7, 2012

The $1 box

Photobucket Boyf started saving $1 coins a month ago, so i decided to help him "build" a box so he can "feed" it. Bought this ugly looking flower box from Diaso and took it home to paint it into beige. Misted with Fern Green Maya Mist and Perfect Pearl Water for the added shimmer. Followed by pasting heart shaped ribbons to act as "grass" or "ferns".

Warning, the top and the bottom of the box didn't match like a single entity. LOL! I was just going by my feeling and whatever i was happy with~ Anyway, to me - he MUST use it. =p

Photobucket Okay, this is how the top looks like! I didn't feel inspired to make something masculine so i didn't care and went ahead with feminine wedding theme. haha! Exploring my options to make wedding ang bao boxes in future..
The paper flowers were bought from Diaso and Spotlight. Painted them to light orange.
The felt flowers are handmade and the red rose in the middle is by Prima.
Butterfly punched from the EK Success Layer punch. I used UTEE powder to create a "thick" embossed look and used Ranger's stickers to glitter the wings.
The chinese trim surrounding the top of the box was bought from a sewing shop. It was pretty expensive for a yard.

Decided to take a photo of how i made the felt flower. I learnt from various users from youtube, blog and pinterest and decided to give it a shot since i had left over felt from christmas.
Cut the felt 2 inch wide and glue the edge together. Cut small strips along the un-glued side to create the petals.
Cut a piece of round cardstock and use glue gun to stick the flower down.
In order to fill the hole in the middle, you can either put a button or a flower.
Cut my feathers into smaller pieces and glued them beneath it too.
Attached a short piece of mini pearl string to add some elegance.

Used a MR Pin and inserted different size and type of beads in. Love this combination!

Boyfr said that i can have a treat limited to 10% of what is being saved in there when the box is full. I sealed the box up entirely so he can't open it in between to "cheat". Hope he will be motivated enough to complete filling up the box! :)


Nice one! love all the details =) did ur bf complain this is too girly?

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