Handmade Flower Box

 

Hi folks, it’s Holly posting today.  I created this handmade flower box to share with you.  Did you know that Art Neko sells little pine boxes for you to decorate?  I had so much fun with this.  I knew I wanted to use one of the gorgeous collage scenes from the Antique Seed Catalogs collage sheet (B-Muse store), so I stained my box with an antique oak finish.  I stained it several times, letting it dry completely between each layer.  After the box was completely dry, I went over it with some Antique Bronze gilding wax.  After I buffed the wax with a soft cloth, it was ready for the floral collage scene.

I cut this sweet floral scene from the Antique Seed Catalogs collage sheet and matted it with some dark brown cardstock.  I glued this to the top of the box, making sure to leave a little room on the side for a small handmade flower bouquet.  I tied my little bouquet together with some linen thread and glued it down on the box.

This is a sweet little box that I can give to my mom for her earrings and bracelets.  Mother’s Day is coming up soon, so hopefully this will give you some gift ideas for the women in your life.  You can’t go wrong with flowers!

Products used:

Hinged Pine Box with Magnet Closure from Art Neko

Antique Seed Catalogs collage sheet from B-Muse

 

Other boxes for sale in the Art Neko store:

Pine Wood Box, Rectangular

Clear Lid Wooden Cigar Box

Round Canisters with Window Lids (metal containers)

 

 

 

 

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3 Responses to Handmade Flower Box

  1. Shirley Qu-wannabecre8tive April 5, 2017 at 8:46 am #

    This is beautiful, Holly. I love your flower box.

  2. Sabrina F April 7, 2017 at 9:40 am #

    Gosh, Holly, that box is gorgeous looking! All that staining and buffing really paid off. Hmm, I do believe I have a little box somewhere that a birthday gift came in – thanks for the inspiration. The antiqued finish goes so well with your collage sheet image.

  3. chrissyd723 April 9, 2017 at 5:13 pm #

    DANG girl, now I need to get me some of those boxes. This is gorgeous!

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