Sunday, 26 April 2009

Cute as a Button Box

I love recycling things and save all sorts of containers and things, usually for my son to make things with and I almost threw out my contact lens box thinking it is far too small to do anything with and then remembered I need something to keep my buttons in. Unfortunately it was too small to fit a whole stamped image on but Tilda's chubby little face fits perfectly. Yes this is the only Tilda I own at the moment LOL (hopefully to soon be rectified) but I love this one so much as my baby girl's hair curls up round her ears just like Tilda's. I made the flowers out of the same paper and added a magnetic clasp as the slot closure it already had was too hard to open once I'd covered the box.

The box before it was decorated...

Not bad for a piece of rubbish!

Image: Tilda with Hearts from Magnolia coloured with copics

Paper: Prima Cavalier Collection - Machiavelli

Other tools: Woodward leaf punch, Dovecraft brads, Basic Grey magnetic closures, Qchalks

7 comments:

cindersmcphee said...

Really love this, so cute

Di said...

Oh WOW Jane this is so lovely, it looks like a bought box. So clever.

Hugs Di xx

Jeanette said...

Wow Jane...that is brilliant. It looks fantastic! Love those papers and that cute Magnolia too!
Have a great day :) Jeanette

lilacanglia said...

This is STUNNING,
hugs
Angie

Bev said...

Jane this is fabulous! Such a brilliant idea. x

Tab said...

Ooooh love your box hun! Fab image and those papers are delish! Love the gorge flowers too! I have loads of these boxes LOL, never thought of recyling them into something so divine as this.....you have truly inspired me, thank you!
Hugs Tab xxx

papercraftsbyrach said...

oh wow how resorseful. love your little button box, who would have thought that it once held contact lenses. well done. hugs rachxx