Wednesday, December 7, 2011

12 Days of Christmas Event: Day 7

On the 7th Day of Christmas My Crafty Friends Gave To Me........

A Decor Idea by Tricia: Napkin Ring Holders


A Gift Idea from Pam: Altered Box

HOLA EVERYONE!!!! I am excited about this post for a couple of reasons! FIRST>>>It is LINDA's BIRTHDAY and SECONDLY>>>>> it is DAY 7 of the 12 DAYS of CHRISTMAS OOH -LA- LA VINTAGE TREASURES BLOG HOP EVENT!   Thank you Patti and Doreen for including me in such a fun event!

My project is a simple gift using something old and making it new again with a shabby chic flair. A wooden box discovered at a yard sale, a vintage playing card, items in my stash and beautiful products from OOH- LA- LA VINTAGE TREASURES ARTFIRE SHOP turned into an WONDERFUL birthday gift! Give it a try! Simple, quick and elegant.

You can use any box to alter. I found this wooden box at a yard sale for $3! AWESOME find! Using crackle paint,  I painted it blue. I did not paint the inside as it was already padded and I like that! 

Using the bottom left side of the Webster's Pages "Ladies & Gents Framed Beauty" paper that I purchased from OOH LA LA VINTAGE TREASURES, I used the bottom of the box to trace the oval that I would use on the lid of the box. I knew the oval I traced and cut would be smaller, but that is what I wanted. I inked the edge of the oval and adhered it to the lid with quick drying glue. Using a second sheet of the same patterned paper, I fussy cut 2 flowers from the sheet, inked the edges and placed them to the side. 

I hot glued lace around the lid and let it set. I hot glued flatback pearls on the lace and let it set. I found it easier to hot glue both the lace and pearls a 1/2 inch at a time as the hot glue sets quickly. 

I hot glued the lovely bouquet (top) and the flowers (bottom) are also from the OOH LA LA VINTAGE TREASURES ARTFIRE SHOP! (The flowers were a thank you gift from Patti and Doreen and went PERFECTLY with my project!) 

I adhered a vintage playing card to the "mirror" on the paper. I hot glued flatback pearls around the card's edge. I adhered the flowers the I previously fussy cut with foam dots to give them dimension. I hot glued flowers and leaves that I found in my stash and about an hour later..........

I loved how this project turned out! OOH LA LA----the bouquet really makes the entire box pop! Stop by OOH -LA- LA VINTAGE TREASURES ARTFIRE SHOP and check out the awesome goodies for sale! 

Have an AWESOME DAY!!!!

Here is a video with more details!

The winner of Day 6 of The 12 Days of Christmas Event is.........

Anita she said...
Thank you Colton----you take after your Mother----very artistic.Your wreath is great.
HUgs, Anita

Don't forget to leave a comment for a chance win a surprise Christmas Gift

Thank you Pam and Tricia for your amazing projects!!


  1. Thank you both for your beautiful projects that you did. I love them both and the colors you each used.

  2. i love this so wonderful and veryvintage you did a great job happy birthday linda

  3. Awesome project Pam..Happy birthday Ms. Linda!

  4. Amazing projects.. Love this Happy Birthday!!! TFS!!!


  5. Love this beautiful creation!!! Happy Birthday Linda!!! Mine is next week!!!
    best regards,

  6. Love this project! A great way to make something old new again with a vintage twist! Great job!

  7. Happy Birthday Linda!
    Those napkin rings would look amazing for a dinner party. And so easy to make. Thank you Tricia.
    I love how you did your box Pam. Very shabby chic. Thanks for sharing Hugs Virginia

  8. That is such a beautful box I love every inch of it Pam you did such a great job, Thanks every for the b/day wishies I LOVE MY BOX

  9. Love the altered box, Pam :)That is really cute. I love how you used all the items from the oolalavintagetreasures store. I'm altering a box now and this helps give me ideas :)

  10. I am a little late getting to all of these but never to late to say how wonderful this is!!!!Thanks for sharing,sarah