Thursday, December 12, 2013

Mini Christmas Boxes



I know I've said it before but I just love little boxes.  I swear if I had a choice between a huge box studded with diamonds and a tiny box like this one - I might just choose this one!  Of course, I may be wishing for something pretty awesome inside!

But, that's what's awesome about a really cute mini Christmas box - it's a treat on the outside before you even get to the gift on the inside!

These are actually very easy to make.


1.  I used a simple box from Silhouette - you could even use a premade matchbox.  I wanted it  to be just a little wider than a standard matchbox.

2.  The rosette is created with 3D Dotted Rosette file.  I find that the scores on this file make it  much easier to fold than when I score it myself.  I'm not sure why!

3. Print a cute image like the one above from by Digital Paper to the size of your flatback glass dome.  Mine are 1 1/2" from Karen's Craft Supplies.  

4,  Cover the back of the dome with Diamond Glaze - a very thin coat.  Press the image to the glass.  Diamond Glaze is the best I've found for this application - it holds great and dries perfectly clear.

5.  Use hot glue to attach the glass dome to the rosette and the rosette to the box.  


I think these are perfect for hiding in stockings!  I bet Lauren finds one in hers...

15 comments:

  1. Oh my goodness - this is super sweet! Love the button and the lovely rosette! TFS

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  2. Absolutely darling little box! Love the rosette and sweet image!

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  3. Absolutely delightful and I love the little hint of vintage.
    Hugs Desíre {Doing Life}

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  4. Oh yes, those tiny boxes are the best! Love how you made yours Lori, the rosette and sweet image make such fab adornments!
    Ira’s Crea Corner

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  5. So sweet and much needed at this time of year!

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  6. Thanks for your lovely comment on my post today love this box and the image reminds me of my childhoud BD-cards!

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  7. Gorgeous little box Lori...Beautiful rosette & image...perfect for the festive season... Hugs May x x x

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  8. how cute those little boxes are!
    have a great weekend Lori!
    xoxo
    vivian

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  9. LOL..I loved your description of this box Lori. I get yelled at every Christmas because I take forever to open anything because I'm always in such awe of the wrapping and gift boxes! Yours is SENSATIONAL! The way you create such wonder for ANY holiday or special occasion is truly a gift you have. You make it all look so simple and everything you touch poops amazingness! LOL...sorry, couldn't think to describe it any other way... :D
    HUGS!!!
    Lisa x

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  10. This looks amazing my friend. The cuties box indeed. So sorry I didn't get to join in on the fun this year. And thanks so much for thinking of me.. You are the sweetest..

    Hugs~

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  11. Oh... this is such a fun and fabulous creation for the holidays. :)

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