Sunday, 24 January 2010

Random Crafting Session - Thrifty Snippets! Gift Boxes!

Hope you all had a good weekend!
We had a good one, I found one or two nice things at the Carboot sale, I will take a few photos tomorrow then I can show them to you. And we've had a little visit to B&Q to buy supplies for the suitcase project. I don't think Hubby P just understood how pressing the 'Project' was/is, so I think he was a bit 'surprised' (miffed) when I said 'right then what do you need to make this happen' and flashed the cash.
He was ok when we got home and I had imparted some of my 'enthusiasm' to/on him! We made a start pic's to follow!
Thrifty Snippets ! this week I had bit of a bad week - I have a trapped nerve in my neck, and it flares up every now and the - usually when I have been doing something that I shouldn't - that includes lifting, carrying, stretching, hoovering, digging - the list goes on and on - soooooooo boringgggg!!! A Girl has got to live!
Anyway it meant I had to have a couple of quiet days just sat, keeping warm and crafting, so I thought I would cover some old boxes to make gift boxes. With the idea that most of the gifts I give this year should be Thrifty homespun delights - far more thoughtful and personal I think, I thought a nice unusual, pretty box would be nice.
So here are few rather random pic's -
Covering a rather large hat box with 'scraps' from an old children's book - I just paste them down with PVA glue'

The Christmassy box I just gave a coating of PVA to strengthen and give a shine to.

This is an old Harrods box - I picked it up somewhere, but I didn't want to use it with Harrods written all over it! So I covered it in scraps from a children's book, you can see inside the lid is a pretty picture of some lovely ladies!

The round drum shaped box was a peppermint box, I removed the Peppermint label from the top and covered it in scraps of music paper - equally acceptable for a lady or gent!

The Harrods box has pretty people on the outer lid too, and fairies on the sides.

I shall put them away in my Gift Drawer, ready for the next gifty occasion.

You can see the Harrods pattern, pretty, but my homespun gifts although of a similar quality are unique to me, and specially made for my loved ones - so a special pretty box is needed.
What crafty/thrifty things have you been up to, leave me a comment - don't let me babble on and on, its nice to know who's listening!
xx Bye for now xx


  1. So that's what you do with your books - I thought maybe. The musical round one is my favourite.

  2. That's a great idea with the boxes. I can't wait to see the suitcase project! xxx

  3. What a great idea :)
    Join the club with the old bad back, my manager asks me what cause it to flare you say the list is endless :(

  4. I won't bore you with my bad back tales, I'm off to see a man about it next week - arghhh
    Great boxes, can't wait to see what the suitcases are for.
    Twiglet took his little wallet out with him on Sunday to buy an ice cream after our walk He calls it his milk money cos of his wallet - how cute :)
    Lotsa love
    Twiggy x

  5. Vicky, I just can't throw a 'nice' box away, never thought of covering them!
    I have got Garden in the hills, a rather tatty copy but good enough to read. I plan to read it straight after this one!

  6. Judging from your posts, I think we might be kindred spirits: flower fairies, suitcases, snowdrops, knitting, craft projects, children's books, tired of winter photos... they're subjects on my blog too. But outside my window there are large fluffy flakes falling, yet again... here in Canada we still have 3-4 months of winter left.


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