Monday, 3 September 2012

Magpie Monday - Boxing Day

Not much in the way of thrifty finds this week.  It's been super-busy getting ready for the start of school and trying to cram everything in.

I also had a full-on weekend, so no time for boot sales or charity shops.

Remember my lovely new friend that I picked up in the junk shop?!  Well, we got together for a girly day of wine and crafting on Saturday and I decorated these little wooden boxes.



Inspired, I managed to find a larger project to take on in the charity shop this morning.



This hat box was only £1.25, but it's a little too flowery for my taste, so with a lick of paint and some decoupage, hopefully I can transform it into some pretty, practical storage.


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Me and My Shadow



17 comments:

  1. I love boxes, we have them all over the house....really love the hat box, I'm sure it will look amazing when you are finished with it :)

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  2. They're great - I might have to pinch that idea, really thrifty! Looking forward to seeing the hat box all jazzed up.

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    1. Thanks Vicky. The wooden ones I did where a chocolate box (square) and the round ones were a couple of quid from QD. You could also use the wooden cheese (brie etc) boxes. I painted with ordinary emulsion tester pot, the images are cut from wrapping paper then glued on and over with watered don PVA. x

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  3. These would be lovely to put pressies in. I'll have to give it a go, I've got an old jewellery box that's seen better days...

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  4. Those are so pretty, and what a fabulous price for the hatbox.

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  5. Ah, fabulous! Nothing better than crafting with friends, eh? And the boxes are BEAUTY.

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  6. Never tried decoupage but it looks like fun. Is it tricky?

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  7. Your butterfly boxes are gorgeous - think I need to find a crafty friend! Sounds fun x

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  8. Delightful butterfly boxes. Brie boxes are a great idea. Lovely for a special gift wrap.

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  9. Love them, good work Mrs! Looking forward to seeing how the hat box turns out x

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  10. Those would make excellent gift boxes!

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  11. Decoupage is next on my list too. I have all the bits just never the time!

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  12. Love the butterflies! I keep thinking I'm going to try decoupage... some day!

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  13. I love that even in the busiest of weeks you can still find something!

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  14. how exciting, thanks for hosting:)

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