Flower-topped Hexagon Box

November 15, 2015

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By Judi Kauffman

I love decorating little boxes. They are perfect as party favors, just right for stocking stuffers, and make great gifts on their own. To amp things up I like to tuck something inside – jewelry, wrapped candy, some golden dollars, foreign currency for a bon voyage treat, a figurine, a seashell, found object, or a bit of memorabilia that holds special meaning for the recipient. It’s an idea that can be customized for any occasion, holiday, and season.

This easy project began with an inexpensive 3” papier mâché hexagon-shaped box, but you can choose a different size or shape. Or start with a tin. Instead of a single flower, you can use two or more. And you can also change the number of layers within each flower, along with the color palette.

For a festive seasonal box switch to a poinsettia or holly leaves and berry branches, or layer on some snowflakes!

If you’re new to die cutting Shimmer Sheetz or creating glittered cardstock to die cut, be sure to watch Els van de Burgt’s YouTube videos covering these techniques. (You’ll need a Metal Adaptor Plate to cut Shimmer Sheetz.)

Use this box as a jumping-off point. Take the project in whatever direction you want. Have fun! And be sure to post your creations on the Elizabeth Craft Designs Facebook Family page. We can’t wait to see what you come up with.

Instructions:

  1. Paint the box (inside and out) with black paint. Set aside to dry. Then dab on metallic silver, gold, bronze, and copper acrylic paints for a mottled antique effect. Add a bit more black paint if needed. Set aside to dry.
  1. Create a multi-layered flower die cut from a mix of Orange Iridescent Shimmer Sheetz, orange cardstock topped with the leftovers from a sheet of Orange Glitter Dots peel-offs, cardstock glittered with Orange Silk Microfine Glitter, and Turquoise Gemstone Shimmer Sheetz. (Tip: For added dimension, curve and shape the petals of cardstock flowers from the underside with a shaping tool or your fingernail.)
  1. Attach the flower layers with small pieces cut from Tombow Power Adhesive Tabs. Use Power Tabs to secure the flower on the lid of the box. (Tip: Use non-stick scissors!)
  1. While you’re at it: Make extra flowers to use now or in the future for gift tags, cards, and other projects.

Okay, everyone: Now it’s your turn.

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Supplies:

Elizabeth Craft Designs –

Assorted flower dies (Shown: 795 Big Flower Set 1, 701 Flower Set 1, 725 Flower Set 3)

Shimmer Sheetz in color(s) of choice (Shown: 0109 Orange Iridescent, 0217 Turquoise Gemstone)

803 Metal Adaptor Plate (Required for cutting Shimmer Sheetz)

Silk Microfine Glitter in color(s) of choice (Shown: 613 Orange)

Clear Double Sided Adhesive Tape (Needed for glittered flowers)

Leftovers from 7018 Orange Glitter Dots Peel-offs

Other –

3” Papier mâché hexagon box

Tombow Power Adhesive Tabs

Non-stick scissors to cut Power Tabs

Die cutting machine (Sizzix Big Shot or other)

Cardstock in white for glittered flowers, and orange or other color(s) of choice

 

 

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10 Comments

  • Reply Judy November 18, 2015 at 6:33 pm

    I all your videos. They are very helpful to see how to make things

  • Reply mwdonnelly November 16, 2015 at 2:25 pm

    Love the use of the ‘leftovers’ from the Glitter Dots! It adds so much dimension and is a great, creative way to use what most people consider ‘waste’!

  • Reply Darla November 16, 2015 at 1:10 pm

    Perfect… I love the idea of multi textures for the flower… and oh, such fun treasures for the inside. They have two wonderful gifts… the gift and the box….

  • Reply Bibi, Rubber Dance Stamps November 16, 2015 at 12:35 am

    Gorgeos flower! I, too, love making my own flowers and the dies are very helpful.

  • Reply Toni November 15, 2015 at 12:04 pm

    Very pretty! Love your creative ideas for inside the box, too!

    • Reply judi kauffman November 15, 2015 at 3:29 pm

      Thanks, Toni. I love putting some golden dollars into a little organza bag for our goddaughter’s little girl. (When she was smaller she was happy with a bag of pennies, but now that she can go shopping I’ve upped the ante.)

  • Reply Raquel Mason November 15, 2015 at 11:12 am

    Love the idea of using the left overs of the Glitter Dots, they look fabulous on Shimmer Sheetz.

    • Reply judi kauffman November 15, 2015 at 3:27 pm

      Those leftovers are like extra turkey after Thanksgiving – extends the fun of the feast.

  • Reply Marlene L November 15, 2015 at 9:08 am

    Simple process with stunning results. Thank you for the instructions.

    • Reply judi kauffman November 15, 2015 at 10:44 am

      My pleasure!

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