Friday, 9 January 2009

Heart box for my girls.

Hi again :)
After making a box for Maddy, i thought it would just the thing that little girls would love on their dressing table. As luck would have it, i have two daughters that love anything girly, so today i made their very own little boxes. Here's the first one, I'll do the other one later....

Very simple to do, i also wanted to post this as an example of how the most basic make can be made from just a couple of items of stash, yet it still looks like something you'd buy in one of these shabby chic type shops.
This is just one of those small chipboard boxes that you can get for under a pound, painted with one coat of crackle paint, a couple of embellishments stuck on it and trimmed with lace. It's really as simple as that.

Quick tip with crackle paint, same as with crackle glaze, the thicker the coat of paint, the bigger the cracks. You can see here where i've done it thicker. I prefer the smaller cracks as they are less likely to flake off.
Anyway, a quick and easy project for the little, or more mature girls in your life! :)
Thanks for looking.


maddy hill said...

Calvin your little boxes are so delightful - your girls will so adore this !

I love the different size crackles on the lid .

your really on a crafty mojo this week arnt you !

Hammersue1 said...

I love the crackle glase beart box well done. x

Tereza Crump aka MyTreasuredCreations said...

hi Calv, this is a lovely box! I need to try that crackle effect on my stuff. Thanks for stopping by my blog and for your sweet comment!! It made my day!! :)

Sarah C said...

This is just gorgeous

alcoholinky said...

just gorgeous Calv. the crackle works really well doesn't it.

Jaqi said...

They are so sweet, I bet the girls loved them, Jaqi

akkina said...

Thanks for stopping by my blog and for your sweet comment!
I love the crackle glase beart box
hugs Akkina

Paul said...

These boxes look great. Theyre sure to please your girls.

Cazzy said...

Very nice Calv. I suppose this would work with wood boxes too, I bought a few of those, I have some of the ones you used as well.

SP said...

Calvin, stunning heart boxes, utterly wantable, they will feel very grown up!
I can see so many faces/forms etc in the crackle patterns - amazing stuff ;-)
erm......have you considered adopting another daughter????!!!!!!
xx susan

Chriss Rollins said...

what a wonderful talented daddy.


Nora said...

Oh, I love this one and the one you made for Maddy. They're delightful and any "girly girl" worth her salt will be thrilled to receive such a thoughtful gift. They'll know they're loved!!

Jami {sgtStamper} said...

This is so sweet - your girls sure are lucky to have a Daddy that makes them such wonderful things!!
hugs, Jami

akkina said...

I have an award for you on my blog.
hugs Akkina

Calv said...

Thanks everyone for the lovely comments, i really enjoyed making this.

Thank you for the award Akkina, it is much appreciated. :)

Paula's ponderings said...

absolutely adorable!!

Kate said...

Calv that box is stunning - you have 2 very lucky daughters and I am sure they will treasure their boxes.

Rica said...

Absolutely stunning !!
You'd better behave yourself or the 'Love Daddy' on the side will be getting ripped off.
hugs Heather xx

Michelle McGee said...

Really nice job, even nicer sentiment!

Geraldine said...

This is fab!

Liverpool Lou (Anne) said...

Simple but gorgeous!
Anne xx