Shabby Chic Gift Box


Shabby Chic Gift Box
LOTV15 20/04/2015
Lili of the Valley Weekly Inspiration
This week we have some up-cycling
for you to try!
You can turn any box into a beautiful
gift box using our papers and stamps.
Shabby Chic Gift Box
For this project we used a box from a tablet
but you can use any box that you have lying
around. Keep an eye out for ones that might
be useful when you buy small electrical items
and save them.
Measure the top, bottom and sides
and cut pieces of paper to fit. If you
want to leave a border make them a
bit smaller. Ink around the edges with
a colour that compliments the papers.
You can make the paper as grungy as you like. We stamped
randomly with one of our useful Grunge Corner stamps and
then sprinkled around the edges with some Frantage powder.
Heat it from underneath until it melts so it doesn’t blow all
over. Glue your finished pieces to the box.
* You can leave out this stage and just use the papers as they
are if you don’t want a distressed effect.
Cut some contrasting papers to fit the
inside sections and use to line the box.
This picture shows the papers without
the distressing so that you can see both.
Cut some flowers from scraps of paper. Ink the
edges and add some Frantage as before.
If you snip between 2 adjacent petals and then
stick one on top of the other it will give nice
dimension to your flowers.
Layer them and put a gem or a stamen in the
centre of each one.
Stick your flowers to the top of the box
with some ribbon, lace and a doily.
Stamp your sentiments and cut into banner shapes.
Ink the edges and stamp over with the Grunge Corner
Mat onto a slightly larger piece of coloured paper.
Finish your box with the sentiment banners
and some die cut butterflies.
You can adapt this for any occasion, put
some matching tissue paper inside to make
it extra special!
Supplies for this project
LOTV Handwritten Phrases Stamp Set (Set 25)
LOTV Shabby Shack Paper Pad (PP019)
LOTV Grunge Corners Stamp Set (Set 21)
Glue, Distress Ink, Frantage, heat gun
Flower die or punch (we used a Woodware punch in various sizes)
Ribbon, lace and doily from your stash
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