Tuesday, 15 April 2014

Shabby Chic Oval Box

I have been on quite a creative roll lately!! and just seem to making one project after another.  Today I have a little oval box to share with you all.  Sorry guys I have no before pics and no process ones either.  I just got busy with it and didn't even think of stopping and taking pics.

This little box started out as one of those brown paper mache boxes that you find at most craft shops.  This one was the middle sized one from a set of three nesting boxes.  

It is my first attempt line a box!!  I have used some thinnish wadding from my quilting stash and some pretty pink satin fabric and a LOT of fabric tack :)  

I have to admit I really did think this was a bit beyond me and that it would be too difficult to do....but I was was much easier than I imagined and I had it done pretty quickly!  I first glued the wadding around the sides of the box and then whilst it was drying I made a couple of chipboard templates of the lid and the inside base.  After a bit of fussy cutting to get the size just right, I adhered the wadding to both of the templates with some fabric tack.  I set these aside to dry and went back to glueing the pink fabric around the sides.  I wanted to give my inner pieces the appearance of being quilted so I added some rhinestone brads to the base.  To the lid I also wrapped the ribbon around so that little tags, photo's or memorabilia could be tucked inside!

The outside of the box is covered in an old collection by Grant Studios, designed by Grace Taylor.  These papers are quite rare now, but they are just beautiful and I love how shabby chic and soft the colours are.  

I have used a few paper flowers, recollections bling, pearl trim and seam binding to decorate the lid and "front" of the box.  The little die cut pieces are actually from Kaisercraft's "True Romance" collection, but they match perfectly. 


I have to admit that I am really very happy with how this little box turned out.  I also have a video up on my youtube channel if you would like to go check it out!! 
 and a lot of pics at my facebook page 

Much love and blessings to you all over Easter
....till next time 
.....✿ღ.~♥  Live your Bliss ♥~ღ.✿


  1. Your box is absolutely gorgeous and I especially love the vintage flair :)

  2. You've made it into a stunning box! The embellishments give it that special touch. Love it.

  3. Magnificent, you did an amazing job.

  4. Really like the blue tones of this shabby chic box. Your choice of embellies are just right too. It's definitely a "Kimi" creation :))

  5. The box is so gorgeous ,love it .

  6. what a beautiful box! Lots of stunning little details and I love that you lined the inside.