The Countdown to Christmas continues .....
Morning everyone, I've been busy creating the samples for the project options we'll be making at my Crafters Weekend Retreat next month. Today I'm sharing the the Lantern Kit and Large Box with Aperture Kit altered here as an alternative Christmas Advent Box. Both projects have been altered in papers from the Joy to the World collection by Graphic 45.
The lantern kit, cut from 2.25micron grey board comes in four flat packed A3 sheets, and when assembled stands at approx 20" tall. It's such a versatile kit that can be altered to suit any occasion. I used three traditional Christmas coloured papers from the Joy to the World collection and gave the lantern a festive make-over, added acetate behind the double arched centre section which can hold three battery operated tea lights for a really bright shine, or just one as shown, for a warm twinkle. The sections of the lantern come apart for easy storage too.
I've added die cut trim over the side edges of the lantern lid cut from an old Sizzix border die, a trail of red stickles for an additional twinkle, a battery powered tea light wrapped in a strip of coordinating paper and a painted wooded drawer knob to the very top.
The small spray of artificial Christmas greenery and berries is held in place through a hole punched in the front of the base.
Now onto the alternative Advent Box........
This is our Large Box with its Aperture Lid kit. Cut from 3mm MDF this easy to assemble box measures 11 ½" x 7 ⅝" x 8" and has an optional opening cut into the lid so you can add a drop scene sealed under acetate.
This box is so adaptable and would make a great memory box, baby box, wedding box, Christmas Eve box, Birthday box or a Christmas table present box Add grown up contents for a loved one or sweet treats for the children.
Tie the gifts/treats to the end of ribbons to create and alternative style advent box, add names to the tags for a Christmas Table Box or hide them under shredded paper for a hamper effect. I'm sure you can think of so many other ways to decorate this versatile box too.
The kit comes with the pictured laser cut MDF numbers and tags. Just add your own choice of papers, embellishments and ribbons.
To see a little more of both projects click on the video below:
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Enjoy your crafting for Christmas, thanks for calling by and do call back again for more inspiration and crafty makes :-) C