Typically when I go to Walmart or the Dollar Store, I pick up assorted inexpensive gift boxes. I normally decoupaged and/or decorated them to put gifts or candy in as gifts, or use the larger ones for storage. I know you've seen them, they look like this:
Well, several years ago I decided I wanted to do something differnt with them because they still looked like "hat" boxes to me, even dressed up with embellishments. So, I recreated them into chairs, filled them up with candy or toiletries, and gave them out as gifts. This year I decided to bring back my box creation for Mother's Day.
To create the box, I removed the lid, cut off the rim and manipulated it a bit to become an atttached back, then cut out another cover-lid from chipboard . I then padded all the pieces with foam, glued all the parts together, and covered it with material, lace, and beads. This is what I came up with:
Just for a visual, I placed some peppermints on the inside, but I really wanted you to see it open with it's newly attached lid in place:
I call it the "boudoir" chair because it reminds me of a victorian dressing-table chair. I think it looks so feminine and it really made a nice gift presentation. I'm glad I'm letting it make a comeback!!!
Please leave me a comment letting me know what you think of it!
Now I'm off to try to work some more at getting a video together you -- an ongoing battle!
I'll be seeing you!