Tuesday, November 07, 2017

Upcycling!

Hello!
It's a lovely sunny morning here -  I've not been outside to check yet, but I suspect its chilly! 
I've another gift box project to share  with you today, but this time I've not made a box from scratch but done a bit of up-cycling instead.

The new and fun Bubbly Funk Through the Letterbox goody boxes do exactly as it says on the tin (or should that be 'box'?) and are the right size so that even if you are out when the Postman comes by, your box will go safely through your letterbox and be waiting on your doormat when you get home!
 You'll also be amazed at just how much stash you'll find inside, all packaged in cute paper bags, with plastic bags only being used if really necessary.  You'll also find an extra bag with some special surprise 'extras' in it - a lovely little gift every time!
Anyway. because the boxes are so cute, and because the contents work so well with your existing stash I challenged myself to show this when I made my first project with the November box!
Here's how my project started

A couple of sheets of paper plus some inking, cutting, threading, sticking and generally lots of fun  later it looked like this.  All ready to pop a gift inside and go under my Christmas tree.  I mightd even buy something nice and add a tag that says "to Kathy" 

As I said, the contents of these boxes are intended to work alongside your own stash.  They will inspire you to find and use the things you already have and maybe look at your stash in a whole new creative way.  If you CLICK HERE you will be able to visit the Through the Letterbox blog and see the ways our Design Team have done just that.  It's a showcase blog, we're not asking for comments, we just want to inspire you and show off our projects!. There's also a Facebook Page you can join in with - we'd love to see you there.
Here's a close up of the topper I created for my gift box using lots of bits and bobs from the November box alongside die cuts, papers and bits from my existing stash

Hope you like it!
I'm looking forward to hearing what you think about my little bit of up-cycling!

Bubbly Funk Through the Letterbox craft boxes

Through the Letterbox Showcase Blog

7 comments:

KarinsArtScrap said...

it's beautiful Kathy
Gr Karin

Jackie Trinder said...

Wow Kathy that is gorgeous. Great upcycling. Take care. Hugs Jackie

Laine said...

Stunning Kathy. This is a fabulous project!
Laine
x

Andree said...

A beautifully decorated box Kathy. Your embellishment topper looks fabulous xx

Kate M said...

This is absolutely gorgeous - fantastic project - I like your idea of putting a gift
inside, and even better for it to be for you!!
xx

Angelnorth said...

A very stylish makeover, love the layered elements in the topper!

Shabneez said...

A great makeover project Kathy - it looks wonderful. Shabneez x