This is my second post for today. Please scroll down for my previous post.
With all of my shopping done, I have decided to begin working on the handmade Christmas gifts I need (it's about time, 'ya think!). I needed a really pretty box to put a gift in for my best friend. Here's what I came up with:
I started with White cardstock (WalMart) and Real Red cardstock (Stampin' Up!). I stamped a large Snowflake on in White Craft ink (SU!) and then embossed with SU! White EP and heat embossed.
Don't you want to know what inside?? (Hint: Keep scrolling down!)
And, of course, I spritzed with Shimmer Mist (Champagne Shimmer Paint from SU! mixed with rubbing alcohol)! What would a project be without a little sparkle, I ask you? DULL, that's what! LOL
The matching tag was created in the same way as the box. And the ribbon is from JoAnns or Michaels (not sure which).
So, what is the box for, you ask? Well, I made my very first ever crocheted headband to give to my bff. Now, don't laugh! She's not going to wear it!! Long story short, she's a photographer. I knew she's been looking on-line at those cute hats and headbands with the big flowers, and I thought, "Hmmm...I could maybe make one of those!" So, I found a pattern for one and made it. And here it is:
I made my bff's headband adjustable, since she will be using it when she photographs different-sized children.
There is a small hook on the back of the flower, which hooks onto the end of the headband at the needed length.
Here's a closeup of the flower:
Not bad for a first try! Now, I want to try a hat!! :-) You might say I'm hooked, lol. (Sorry, that was lame, I know.)
I'm entering my box in the following challenges:
*Scrap-Creations -- Make it a Gift or Wrap (ends Dec 13)
*Bunny Zoe's Crafts -- Christmas...But Not a Card! (ends Dec 12)
*Craft Our Passion -- Anything Goes (ends Dec 13)
*Paper Playtime -- Snowflakes (ends Dec 13 - Winners drawn Dec 31)
*Paper Sundaes -- Gift it (ends Dec 11)
Valentines Monthly Challenge -- Snow (ends Dec 31)
*The Secret Crafters Challenge -- Christmas (ends Dec 10 - Winners drawn Dec 31)
*Pile It On -- Wrapping (ends Dec 31)
*Top Tip Tuesday -- Use Ribbon (ends Dec 13)