Thursday, January 17, 2013

DIY outside the box...


one box. a bazillion possibilities. {or at least 5 }
 
the tiny diva and i would love for you to join us in 5 weeks of craftiness outside of the box... this box.
 
starting now....
 
 
 our first project was inspired by one of my favorite bloggie places, CAKIES, i came across her "little stars" post a few days ago and my eyes got happy! our little stars are a bit different, made from cardboard, but they warm up our bleak little wintery space perfectly!
 
supplies needed:
the box... of course! {we only used one of the side panels}
scissors
gesso
white craft paint
pencil
star stencil
glue/mod podge
glitter
 
trace your stencil... then cut it out
 
 
 
paint with gesso and craft paint... could you do only one or the other?... i GESS-SO! ;)
 
can you ever have too much glitter? the answer is yes. yes you can. but for this project the more the merrier. {we had gold sparkly hair when we were done... }
 
 
once the glue dries poke holes in the tops of your stars, thread with ribbon or what have you,
{we used grey twine} and hang somewhere that needs a little bit of glittery magic!
 
 
 
 
what kind of stuff can you make from one box?

8 comments:

Laurie said...

What a cute idea, curious to see what else you come up with :) I use to use left over boxes to slide down hills growing up with my brother!

I wanted to invite you to stop by our weekly weekend "Meet & Greet Blog Hop" (Friday - Monday). Come link up if you have time this weekend and join the fun!

http://createdbylaurie.blogspot.com/2013/01/weekend-meet-greet-blog-hop_18.html

Its just me, Tawny... said...

Hey there Laurie! Thanks for stopping by! Im headed over to the meet & greet right now! thank you for the invite! ♥

2justByou said...

This is a great idea! Usually, my kids end up using a great, big box as a fort. =0)
I'm stopping by from the Meet & Greet hop, now your newest GFC follower.
Have a great weekend,
Kim
http://2justByou.blogspot.com

Its just me, Tawny... said...

Kim,

box forts are awesome! Thanks for stopping by!

xo tawny

Anne Marie Morris said...

What a cute and easy project. Thanks for dropping by my blog. Following you as well.

Handmade Cuties said...

We usually make pet houses with our boxes but glittery stars looks like a lot of fun! I'm glad to "meet & greet" you today!

http://HandmadeCuties.blogspot.com

Sarah said...

This is such a lovely project! I love the idea of taking something as everyday as a cardboard box and making something interesting. Discovered your cute blog via the hop...I look forward to reading more!

Angie Ouellette-Tower said...

You have a wonderful blog!! I'm your newest follower from the “Meet & Greet” blog hop - this is my blog if you wanted to follow back: godsgrowinggarden.com
Thanks
Angie