Monday, February 13, 2012

A Man's Box....


Good morning everyone.  This morning I'm here to share a Man's box that I have been working on for awhile now.  It didn't really take me two months to finish.....I just did a little and then set it aside.  This past week I decided it was time to finish and give it to my husband.  Please forgive my picture; it leaves a lot to be desired. 

I began with a cigar box, back in November of last year.  First I painted it brown and let it dry.  Next I found some scrapbook paper that I liked and I decoupaged the inside and outside of the box.  Once dry I added the feet (wooden balls painted brown) using Glossy Accents.  Once these were dry, I added the trim all the way around the bottom of the box, using hot glue.  I also added the keyhole accent...I think it was a Tim Holtz thing.  Then I set it aside and actually forgot about it for a month.
Then I did Christmas and in January I just sort of coasted along.  Last week I was moving some things around and there was my poor unfinished box.  I pulled it out and inspected it.  Everything was fine, so I decided it was time to finish it.  I found some coordinating papers and used the Tim Holtz Tattered Florals die and  cut out some flowers.  I distressed them, shaped them and glued them together and set them aside to dry.  I cut a butterfly out of black card stock from my scrap bin and used Stickles all over it.  I also found some rose leaves and some skeleton leaves and decided these would work well.  Next I dipped everything in UTEE and made everything look like glass...even the skeleton leaves!  I love the way they look!  I found another Tim Holtz frame.....I'm sorry I cannot remember which collection, and stamped my sentiment to fit in it.  Everything was then hot glued to the top of the box.  And I called it finished...Finally!  I think it would make a lovely piece to hold keys, change, etc.  Whew, thanks for hanging with me here; I got a little mouthy!

Well that is it for me this morning.  I hope you have a wonderful week...be sure and come back in the morning when I share my Valentine with you!  So no matter what you are doing today and no matter where you are, remember to take a moment and "Breathe"!

15 comments:

TesaB said...

Ohhh WOW! Glenda! What an AMAZING box!!! Soooo beautiful. I bet he was over the moon when recieving it!!!

The Other Patti Sue said...

I'm sure your DH will cherish it! Simply amazing!

Olga said...

that is gorgeous, I know his eyes popped when he saw it!

Granny Bob said...

So Beautiful! Can't wait to see the valentine.

Carla S. said...

Your box is absolutely stunning, Glenda! Amazing details!

Sylvia said...

This is a beautiful box, Glenda! Hope your man loves it. Love all the detail you put unto it, those flowers are beautiful! Have a wonderful day.

505whimsygirl said...

Hi Glenda,

I'm sure your husband will love his gift. Very nice! I haven't had any luck finding cigar boxes. When I finally found some they wanted $10 each!!

Have a great week.

Hugs,
Kay

Sylvia/LittleTreasures said...

A wonderful creation. So rich looking. I've a lot of things set aside to upscale but just no time.
Have a fun week

Caroline D. said...

Gorgeous box!! I really love the utee dipped flowers and leaves! Sometimes projects take a while to get finished, but those are the ones that usually turn out fantastic!

Elly said...

Gorgeous box Glenda!!

Nan G said...

'Handsome' box! lol just love the way utee changes the appearance of things. here it makes everything look almost metallic! Great for a 'his' box!

Candy said...

Very pretty!

Beate said...

Glenda, your box is amazing. I bet your man loved it.
Hugs and smiles

Selma said...

Stunning! Your work is always just amazing Glenda. This is gorgeous and I bet he loved it.

Leslie Miller said...

Awe inspiring! Oh, those flowers and all those antique-y looking accents. My husband would fall over if I made him something like this. Boy, would he feel special! It's gorgeous!

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