by Linda Sobry
(Kenosee Lake, Sk., Ca)
A friend's daughter (have always treated her like my own) is getting married and asked if I would make her a gift box to hold her wedding cards.
Needless to say ... I was honored.
Her colors are purple and silver. I found the box in Big Lots (a store in Texas where we winter) and decided it was perfect for the project.
I covered it in Silver tissue paper and then started decorating it. The Daughter and fiance have a standing joke about flamingos - so used those around the box on the bottom. I found them on napkins at a party shop.
I bordered them with purple ribbon and put a ribbon bow with bling on one flamingo in each one.
For the top of the box and the front flap I did quilled flowers in purples, some leaves and butterfly ($$ store purchase).
I made 2 rings in silver and wrapped them with purple ribbon (another $$ store item) and mounted them on the top of the box. Then I did each of their first initials and put one inside each ring.
It took me about a week and a half to make working approximately 4 hrs a day.
Christina says ...
What a fabulous project and the box is a "Keepsake" in it's own right... and something that I am sure will be treasured for many years to come.
The colours are very vibrant and knowing what the intended recipient likes is always a big help when you start a card or a project loke this one.
I love the flamingoes on the box and the initials make it so personal for the couple. Beautiful....
Now the next tiem you are going to Texas for the winter I am volunteering to carry your suitcase ... and if anybody else is applying for the same job I will fight 'em for it ...