Wednesday, September 15, 2010

Getting started.  I painted the box first.

Next step is putting the ME paper on the top with Mod Podge.  I used this stuff many moons ago and it is still being used.
Then I cut out paper dolls from old Home Companion magazines.  I used Mod Podge to apply these.  I used a wet paper towel to press out the access, then after they dried I applied a couple coats all over.   The LIVE and Cherries were from ME. 
All this rick rack came from a swap I was in.  I had to go get some glue to put this on....so it isn't finished.  When I bought these boxes at a garage sale, there were two for $1.  So, I made the little ones as well.  The little paper doll, Mickayla, looks like my Snow White.  Both dolls are from Christmas magazines.  I may use the larger one for my Christmas Box exchange.  I will post about that this week.  Feel free to go ahead and let me know if you are interested.
My altered boxes are usually cigar boxes but these were fun to do.

15 comments:

Nan said...

Are you doing a box exchange then? I better not be getting into that just yet until my construction is completed. I sure do like what you did with the boxes they are so cute.

Cindy said...

Debby the boxes are soooo cute!!Now I know what you are talking about!!These would last longer than the paper banners!!I love them!!I will do the swap for Christmas..one box correct?

Hugs Cindy from Rick-Rack and Gingham

Julie Harward said...

Yes, being a grandma is the best! Love your cute little boxes, just darling! :D

Beverly @ FlamingoToes.com said...

oh so cute!! That checkered lid is darling with the little paper dolls on there! I love it!!

~Carrie from Cottage Cozy~ said...

~very very cute Debby~

Kimberly said...

very cute Debby!!!

amtolula said...

Hi Debby,
I´m a mum of 4 children too. ;o)
Your blog ist so lovely. I´m happy to find you. I will follow!!!!
Hugs Tanja from Germany

Tatum said...

Hi Debby!! Thanks so much for visiting my blog. That Brenda and her Welcome Wagon is one of a kind, super sweet. Your blog is so pretty, I love the colors. You my dear are so creative. I am sure that your grandchildren love spending time with you! The little guys on my site are my nephews. they make my heart melt.

I'll be checking in, have a good evening!

Denise Marie said...

I'm still in. Debby, you are so creative and talented!! Love what you've done.

Donna said...

Debby, These are so pretty! Wow, I didn't know you painted boxes. I adore boxes but yours look almost antique by the time you are finished with them. Now I see why you mention the rick-rack in your blog..you obviously like it. (I do too actually!)

Can I ask a dumb question? What exactly is ME...or LIVE or Cherries? I'm not sure what you are referring to.

Thanks so much for showing us how you made this. What a great idea for a gift. :o)

Becky K. said...

Your boxes are so precious. I love the paper dolls.

Becky K.
Hospitality Lane

bj said...

Next to the blessing of being a mom, being a grandmom is the best. I have such fun with mine...they sure bring joy to my life. :)

Love your darling boxes...

Genie said...

Debbie...You are just too clever...a M.E. box...you know I went nuts when I saw it...I have looked EVERYWHERE for my M.E. paper dolls and cannot find them to save my soul. I am getting so frustrated....get OCD when I can;t find what I am looking for. Your box really turned out cute. I would love to do a box. Just mailed off my 25 match boxes today so am free to play again. I am so relieved I got them out EARLY!!!

Hugs,
Genie

Celestial Charms said...

What a beautiful box. I love ME!
Maureen

Cherry Chick said...

I know I'm a little slow in coming to the "party" but the ME box is cute. I'm thinking I might have to join in on the Christmas box swap.;-)