Thought for the day -

"Character cannot be developed in ease and quiet. Only through experience of trial and suffering can the soul be strengthened, ambition inspired, and success achieved." Helen Keller

Monday, December 21, 2009

Good Morning everyone! Can you believe Christmas is just around the corner! I have one more gift to pick up this week that's on layaway and a few things left to wrap and I am done. I am so behind this year but it will get done.

Sunshine Monday's is on hiatus until January so today I have a few photos of the gift I made for Jordan's teacher this year.  First up is the gift box.  This was a wooden crate I picked up last year during the after Christmas sales.  Harry & David sells there wooden crates and they make great gift boxes.  They normally sell for $12.99 but I got this one for $2.49!! I picked up 4 of them.  I painted this one Black Forest Green and decorated with various dp's.


The photos are not of the greatest quality. I took my pictures at night in my kitchen and the lighting was not the greatest. Also, let me just say that my walls are NOT colored pink!! My kitchen is painted red- Cayenne Pepper to be exact. You would never know it by these photos. LOL

These photos just don't do it justice but you get the idea.

The lid slides out and I have covered it in dp. All dp was applied with modge podge and I used diamond
glaze to attach my red velvet ribbon.  The bows were attached with glue dots.

For the inside I made a stamped candle with matching card, 4 dessert plates and little gift bags of various goodies.

The dessert plates are also hand-crafted.  The plates are fabric backed and I just love this Christmas paisley fabric.  I had made several of these plates years ago and decided to try it again.
My candle and card were made using the stamp Poinsettia from Sunshine and Giggles.

Thanks for stopping by and I hope your Christmas preparations are going smoothly!


~*Joni said...

Janice this is sooo pretty! I love altered items, this box is a wonderful idea. We don't have a L&D near us but I'll have to keep my eye open. The boxed set is adorable, using my all time fave Poinsettia stamp too! The plates and candle is just so inventive, WOW! Happy Holidays to you and yours, your diningroom is beautiful and hey, hot pink walls wouldn't be that bad. ;)

Sonia said...

everything looks great!!! I was about to ask when you painted your kitchen pink. LOL!