Wednesday, March 28, 2012

Life is like...

a box of chocolates.

Okay...maybe not.

And to be honest, I've never actually seen that movie.

Hey, I'm sure I'm not the only one.

Last month was my MIL's birthday.  She lives out of state and we usually send her a little something special.
This year I decided (at the last minute, of course) that I wanted to include something I made.
So I present to you...this cute little treat box.

It started out as one of those little papier mache boxes from the craft store.
I think this one is 4 inches - It would work with any size, but the bigger the box,
the more you need to fill it - and if you're mailing it, the heavier it will be.

I didn't take a picture, so here's your visual:


First, I painted the lid cream.

Then, I cut some words in vinyl with my Silhouette and put them on top of the lid.
I painted black OVER the vinyl, roughed up the edges to kind of distress it,
 then REMOVED the vinyl so the cream paint under the black showed the words - sort of a reverse stencil.

 ...trimmed some scrapbook paper to fit the sides of the box and the sides of the lid.
...printed out some pics of me, my hubby and my daughter...
I inked around the edges for character. :)

Next comes the Mod Podge.
I attached the scrapbook paper, then the pictures...then gave the
whole thing a coat of Mod Podge on top as a sealer.

And...since her birthday is just before Valentine's day,
I threw in some chocolates.

It was quick and fun and easy - and would make cute treat boxes for a party.
Just add photos of the birthday boy/girl with their friends.

What do you think?

I'm linking up here:


  1. I love your boxes! ANd you seriously have to see that movie. Not because it's super awesome but because everyone should see Forest Gump =o) You'll never hear the name Jennie the same again.

    1. Thanks! and I really have no excuse since I LOVE Tom Hanks and Gary Sinise!


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