|Bethany Lowe inspired Christmas box|
I had several gold boxes stashed away in one of my many craft closets (one day I will have everything in one place). I painted them a light pink and blue. Next, I added festooning I recently purchased off of Amazon. What is festooning? It is the tissue paper fringe around the band of the box lid. Festooning isn't cheap and it is difficult to find. I have ordered some from vendors on Etsy in the past. I LOVE them, but for a single color festoon Amazon was the place to go. I paid $1.19 for a twelve foot length. I stocked up on it at this price!
The houses were purchased last year at Wal-Mart after Christmas. I believe I paid .40 for them. They were a basic cream with a silver roof. I added German glass glitter to them to fancify them. I found these great mini-alphabet rubber stamps at Wally World as well. They were only .97 and the fonts are my style.
|Glitter bottle brush trees|
This house has a German flair to it. The glitter is German Glass and the vintage paper is in German as well. I can say one thing for the German's they know how to make fantastic decorations for Christmas. This box has tinsel garland around it's lid band. I picked this up after Christmas at Target. This is one of those crafting items that can be marked up quite a bit when you can find it. Here is a link to some on Etsy: (http://www.etsy.com/listing/94469405/vintage-inspired-metalic-wired-tinsel?ref=sr_gallery_19&ga_search_query=tinsel+garland&ga_view_type=gallery&ga_ship_to=US&ga_search_type=all)
My local ENORMOUS fabric store, Fabric Depot, has carried it for .19 a yard in the past, but I couldn't find it there recently. I have found the best place to get it is in the Christmas wrapping section when things go on clearance.
|A change in lighting|
Here is Miss Mustardseed's:
Here is a link to her tutorial: http://missmustardseed.com/2012/10/glitter-crown-tutorial/
|All three of my pieces together.|
Portland, OR 97230. I beleive the hours are 9-4. I will continue to share some of my creations throughout the next few weeks.