Hey everyone! I have a fun project for you, using the ultra-adorable Candy Drawer / Boxes die from Eileen Hull for Sizzix. If you haven't already guessed...I absolutely adore the candy drawer die so I thought I'd take it out and create something I've wanted to...ornaments! I love ornaments...I can create them for any season any time of the year and never get tired of them. There's just something so sweet in an ornament. I hope you enjoy!
I've got a lot of photos for you on this post, and below I'll show you how I made them...
Okay, here's how I made them...
I also used, pattern paper, heavy chipboard, buttons, heavy gauge wire, wooden picket fence, gold foil bunnies, white pom-pom's, handmade fringe, cardstock, ric rac, vintage silver tinsel ribbon, white acrylic paint and foam brush, vintage photo distressing ink, permanent adhesive, and hot glue.
Okay lets get started:
First die cut the sides and back from the Candy Drawer / Box die as many as you like using heavyweight chipboard and pattern paper.
Then using a foam brush and some magnolia white acrylic paint, brush the "inside" of the chipboard with paint, then set aside to dry.
After the boxes have dried, fold where scored and adhere the ends together using hot glue, (making sure the painted side will be the "inside"...then I found it easier to cut apart my pattern paper at the crease marks and adhere them to the box using a very good permanent adhesive, my favorite is Tombow's Power Bond.
Then hot glue the backing on, then adhere pattern paper to the top of the chipboard, then distress all the sides of the box with Vintage Photo distressing ink.
Adhere another square of pattern paper to the inside of the box, first distressing the sides with ink.
Hot glue a mini-wooden fence to the bottom, then adhere a gold foil bunny and a white pom-pom for the cottontail, then finally some vintage crepe paper trim.
I then hot glued on some silver tinsel ribbon, some checked ribbon and then white ric-rac on top of that. For the hanger, I simply threaded wire through the holes of the button, twisted it together underneath, then generously added some hot glue and pressed it onto the top of the box to secure my hanger.
So cute aren't they? I really like how these turned out. For an added embellishment, I punched a cloud from the Thinlits Clouds set and adhered it to the back of the box, behind the bunny.
I hope you enjoyed my project, these were so much fun to make and I can't wait to display them for Easter.
Thank you so much for stopping by today! Have a great weekend everyone!! :)