Wednesday, January 1, 2014
New Year Calls for a New Project...
I have done these before, but they are fast and fun. What better way to start a new year?
If you walked into some one's workroom and saw a box labeled "tampons", you could possibly think that was a little weird....So...I labeled the box "bolster forms". That sounds not quite so strange...and I get out of explaining the tampons to every new person that comes in and starts reading my labels.
All you need for a nice powder box is the tampon, an index card, wallpaper or another paper of choice. Thinner is better. No card stock. Other than that, you need white glue and small sharp scissors to cut the Vs in the top edges.
After you glue it as shown in the photo, cut a couple of strips of the paper that are the same size as the top and bottom sides.
Glue those around the box and over lap about 1/16". I used my paper cutter to do the strips. It makes for a nicer, straighter edge than scissors.
After you do that, decorate your box any way you want to. I put bunka around the bottom of the top of the box. I used four beads for three feet and a handle on top.
As soon as I finish here, I am going back and put bunka around the top and bottom edges. After seeing the photo, I think that it needs that little extra.
The answer to your next question....Yes. It opens and you can hide things inside...Or you could even put a bit of dusting powder in it, with a felt circle on top for a powder puff.
Now go make something for the new year....If you don't need a powder box, you can make a set of canisters for the kitchen...Just don't tell anyone what you used to make the box. They will think that you are a bit strange....
See you tomorrow.