We had to decorate a cigar box and then fill it with $20 worth of NEW goodies and 1 hand made item. I picked up a cigar box from my local cigar shop for around $2. I painted it with white acrylic paint. I downloaded a vintage ledger paper from The Graphics Fairy and printed it on cream cardstock and trimmed it to fit the top of my box. The butterfly paper is from the 7gypsies Conservatory 6x6 pad. The bling and the flowers I received in a past swap.
On the inside lid of my box I adhered another sheet of the vintage ledger paper and another sheet of the Conservatory paper. The bling I picked up at the CKC Expo last year and the lace and flowers were from a previous swap.
I also lined the inside of the box with another piece of the vintage ledger paper.
Here are all the goodies that I bought to fill her box. I'm sure there is more than $20 worth, since I picked most of it up on sale or clearance.
We had to include one handmade item in our box. I made these flowers for a swap that I changed my mind about participating in. I sent 2 sets. See this post for details on the flowers.
Now, this is the box that my partner made for me. I just love it! I told her that I wanted to use my box to store my stick pins in and if she could make the lid (inside or outside) padded, I would appreciate it.
Not only did she pad the inside of the lid, she made this super cute pin cushion for the top of the box.
The inside of the lid is padded in order to give me more room to store stick pins. She sent me all kinds of beads and charms to add to my growing selection of stick pin paraphernalia. : ) Oh, and she sent me a Tim Holtz Antique Linen Distress Ink.