Monday, 21 November 2016

shoe boxes into treasure boxes

shoe boxes are are just beautiful little things...first the contain the real treasures...beautiful shoes...and then they can turned into beautiful storages to keep other treasures in place.

these treasure boxes look great in any places around the house and can be easily adjusted to match the colour and style of every room.

...they can also be used as a fancy and sustainable gift wrapping alternative.

as you can see... i gathered nearly all of my supply from hardware stores...again...but i am sure a lot of more filigran supply could be found in craft stores.

luckily i just bought a couple of ankle boots and now a new batch of shoe boxes are on hand for some more treasure boxes or suitcases to come.

this is what you need

- shoe boxes

- spray paint

- screwdriver

- brass door knobs

- brass drawer handles

- brass screws

- brass trunk corners

- twist gimlet

- brass fastener

- brass frame

- brass corner brasses


this is what you could do with the first shoe box

- spray paint the first shoe box

- get the twist gimlet, the brass frame, one of the door knobs and brass screws ready

- place the bottom piece of the door knob onto the cover of the shoe box

- mark the point where the screw needs to be placed

- pierce a hole with the twist gimlet 

- three holes were needed in my case

- attach the door knob

- get the brass frame and two more screws ready

- place the brass frame onto the front of the shoe box

- mark the holes

- pierce the holes

- attach the frame

- the first shoe box is turned into a beautiful storage

this is what you could do with a second shoe box

- you would need brass fastener,  a drawer handle, screws, screw driver, twist gimlet and corner braces

- place one corner brace on each front corner of the lid of the shoe box

- to ensure a proper closing of the box, use brass fastener instead of screws

- attach a drawer handle to the front of the shoe box

this is what you could do with a third shoe box

- you would need two trunk corners, brass fasteners, a door knob, twist gimlet, screw driver

 - place one trunk corners on each of the front corners

- to ensure a proper closing of the box, use brass fastener instead of screws

 - attach the door knob to the front of the shoe box

i hope you have enjoyed the idea of the shoe box make over and the tutorial...thank you very much for stopping regards...silke

Monday, 18 July 2016

fairy lights greeting card 2.0

a superior version of the previous fairy lights greeting card...reloaded, in the matter of speaking. fabric and no sewing needed, just micro fairy lights.

the great thing about micro fairy lights is, that they can be twisted and shaped into nearly everything...especially into hearts.

to make them a little bit more special and to give the heart a little bit 3-dimensionality, i added some beaded wires, which are also easy to be twisted and shaped.

...the heart looks really stunning with the lights switched on but it also looks really beautiful when the lights are switched off...i am in love...!!!

this is what you need

- laminate sample

- two micro fairy lights

- two metalic beaded wire garlands

- alphabet stencil

- thin silver pen

- scissors

- kraftpaper

- glue

this is what you have to do

- get your beaded wires ready

- unwrap the wires

- twist and shape the wires into a heart shape

- add the second wire to the heart

- get the micro fairy lights ready

- unwrap the micro fairy lights

- add the micro fairy lights to the shaped heart

- get your laminate sample and your scissors ready

- make small cut above the pre-cut hole of the laminate sample

- pull the electric cord through the hole

- get yor stencil and your silver pen ready

- write down your wishes, using the stencils

- cover the battery pack at the backside of the greeting card with kraftpaper, please refer to:

i hope you like the reoaded version of the fairy lights greeting card 2.0 ... thank you very much for your regards...silke