Monday, August 26, 2013

Graphic 45 Mother Goose Altered Wooden Box

Good Morning, Crafty Friends!

Today on the Graphic 45 blog, we are featuring some back to school projects for some early fall inspiration! My project below is featured, along with an amazing altered crayon box by Denise Johnson ... using G45's new Typography line.

Graphic 45 is also giving away this amazing prize pack that includes some of the new Mother Goose AND Typography papers! You could win - just by leaving a comment on G45's blog or Facebook page. Go check it out!

Note the official watermark - the whole G45 DT is so delighted!
While visiting Oregon a few weekends ago, I found a bunch of amazing wooden crafts by Sierra Pacific. They make the BEST wooden crafts, so I picked up several, including this adorable little box with a hinged lid. When I first saw it, it made me think of a crayon box - and then, I got the idea to make it into a back to school project!

I used Mother Goose for this project, as it is so perfect for a children's project. I also used some of my Spellbinder's dies to create the pretty flowers on top.

I fussy cut some of the red argyle to resemble the pattern you see on Crayola crayon boxes, and added some Stickles to my keyhole for a sparkly touch.

Amazingly, a small box of crayons fit perfectly inside my box!

If you have a first time kindergartener or other little "big" kid going to school, I hope this inspires you to make them a fun gift to capture this special milestone! Thanks so much for looking and be sure to visit the Graphic 45 blog daily for inspiration and a chance to win their latest prize pack!


Sandy said...

Good morning Maria! This box is gorgeous and I think I would just keep it myself - surly there is a place for it in my living room.

Mickie said...

I would love to have that box too Maria, it is so cute and I am a lover of boxes!! I just want to know how you got the numbers in the bottom, must have been tedious!

Pam said...

Love your gorgeous box, Maria! Your flowers are so pretty. How awesome that the crayon box fit right inside. Another fab creation.

Tracey Sabella said...

What an amazing transformation!! This box is absolutely stunning with all your gorgeous details and flowers! ~ Blessings, Tracey

Garden of Grace

luv46kdz said...

This was just fabulous Maria. I am loving what you create for G 45 :)


luv46kdz said...

Gorgeous Maria! Love this and all you're making for G45


Sandra said...

Ohh Maria, what a wonderful box! Love the papers, they are beautifully contrasting, and that big bow is really pretty! Hugs, Sandra


Very beautiful! I love it!

Maria said...

Thank you so much, ladies! You are all so sweet!! Mickie, I adhered the sticker letters to my plaid paper first - then adhered to the box!! :D

Anonymous said...

Beautiful box! I love Graphic 45 and am starting to make some altered items. I have signed up for your blog as I love your work and found you on Pinterest. I know I would never be as good as you, but you give me inspiration! I am Eleanor Jenkins and have an old blog --