Monday, 31 March 2014

A Pinterest Project

Are you guys just as addicted to pinterest as what I am?  I seem to spend an awful lot of time over there procrastinating and drooling over some of the gorgeous projects that I find .... like this one.
I was really hoping that I would find a tutorial of sorts attached to it, but no.  So I set about working out how I could do it or make one from these supplies...
 So I have used 3 paper mache round boxes and I recycled some cereal box chipboard. Which I sanded lightly to take the glossy shine off.

 Once that was done I glued some tyvek to my two pieces of cereal box to create a hinge.

 I then temporarily stuck my boxes in place to see how it was all going to go and if it would actually work!!
 I also temporarily attached a lid with some masking tape, so that I could work out how I wanted that close over the other half of my "box"

 Once I had marked everything and sorted out all of my dimensions and the placement of the "draws".  I began liberally coating everything in gesso.

 Even the paper mache boxes.
 I then began cutting my strips and punching decorative borders for the outside.I have used more of those gorgeous papers from Graphic 45's Botanical Tea collection!

 and covered the sides of the paper mache boxes..
 I cut some strips to go in between the draws or boxes and also to line the inside of the boxes.

 Once I had all the strips and boxes glued into place I then began to work on the outside.
and the lid.

and here is the finished box ....
I have decorated the lid with some pearl bead trim, cherry blossoms and some cutouts from the paper pad.

 I have used some soft pink seam binding for my closure.

You can also see more of this on my youtube channel.

Well that's it....that's my Mad About Scrappin share for this week...
Thanks for stopping by.....

.....till next time 
.....✿ღ.~♥  Live your Bliss ♥~ღ.✿


  1. Oh my gosh! This is so gorgeous! You are so talented!!!

  2. Beautiful storage box, looks like Spring!

  3. Beautiful! You've done a fabulous job creating this.

  4. This is gorgeous, I love your theme

  5. You are so clever Kimi!! I love this little box, it is gorgeous!! You always make the most interesting pieces!! Brilliant!! ox

  6. This so beautiful and creative. I must say, this is awesome storage box

  7. Wow...from the lowly basic cardboard you have created a stunning usable piece of art. Simply lovely creation. Joyful Bliss...

  8. What a great idea, very beautiful work! The design is fantastic too!
    NIce Sunday,
    groetjes, Vanessa

  9. Preciosa lo voy a hacer gracias

  10. Preciosa lo voy a hacer gracias

  11. as another pinterest addict that spends heaps of time looking and saving things to try,I have just found this,it is absolutely stunning, something I will definitely have to try, would make a nice present

  12. Bellisimo. ..lo voy a hacer para mi hija.