Saturday, January 5, 2008

Birthday box

Emily and I made up this stationary box for her friend Isabella's birthday. This most excellent idea came from Amy at Angry Chicken (12/11/07). She is always coming up with the most clever idea's.

We painted a box from the craft store red and used a rub-on of Hello Kitty to decorate the top. For the inside we cut a piece of cardboard to fit in the lid and then I cut a piece of fabric an inch and a half larger all round to glue onto the cardboard. I roughly sized up the items I wanted to make pockets for and cut little pieces of fabric a little larger than the items and ironed the pockets seams down before sewing them onto the background fabric. Then we fired up the glue gun and glued the edges of the fabric to the back of the cardboard, one side at a time, making sure the fabric stayed taut and smooth on the right side. After this I put a daub of hot glue in each of the lids four corners and fit in our fabric-covered cardboard. Waa-Laa! :-)
We filled this box with a bit of ribbon and stuff to make valentines as well as a couple of little blank booklets that we stapled together.

1 comment:

Sweet P said...

What a cute little gift. I'm sure it will be loved.