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Friday, February 17, 2012


Hello, everyone!!!  Well, I finally got my schedule solved for my DT project over  Pam's.  My project is aired today, albeit it's a bit late being posted.  So, I hope you've joined me either there, if not here.

Before I begin I'll tell you the idea for this project came some ago.  During visits to Michael's I'd seen these little scroll boxes but never purchased one because they looked so simple to make.  As I really had forgotten my DT project was due and needed something that could be done quickly, I decided this was a perfect time to take up the challenge to do this box, and I'm taking you right along with me.  This box was completed on my first attempt for my project today, so I was completing the actual project as I was doing the step-by-step tutorial.  This means it's a really easy box to do, but please take time and don't rush yours like I did mine -- just give yourself about 15-20 minutes of patience; that's about how long it should take to put this box together.

Now for my scroll box project:

This is a view of the back:

And this is a side view:

Here's what you'll need:
2 - biscuit or juice can lids
1- sheet of 6"x11" sheet kraft cardstock for base (and stability)
1- sheet 12"x12" decorative paper: 
  • cut 12'x 12" paper down the middle and cut off 1" from the 12" end on one of the halves.  This will give you an 8.50" x 11" to cover your kraft cardstock base. 
  • With the remaining 6"x6" of decorative paper, using one of the tin lids, trace and cut out four (4) circles.
  • Beads or trim (your preference)
  • A small doorknop (or you can glue a button to a pony bead to serve the same purpose)
  • A length of ribbon long enough to wrap around the container twice -- about 2 feet (if the ribbon is too long you can alter/cut off any additional remainder after the box is complete)
  • Any other embellishments you prefer
  • Hot glue
Let's begin the tutorial!!!  First we're going to glue the decorative cardstock to the kraft cardstock.  As you'll see in the picture below I cut out a decorative edge for the top lid of my box -- this is optional; the preference is up to you.  Also, I wanted my kraft paper to slow slightly beneath the decorative paper, so I push the decorative paper back slightly before gluing the papers together.  The decorative side will be the top of the box:

Next, take the 4 circle cut-outs and the 2 lids; attach 1 circle to the top and bottom of each of the tin lids:

Now you're going to turn over the 8.50" x 11" papers which you've glued together to the opposite side; add about an inch of hot glue to each bottom side of the panel and immediately place your tin lids into the glue along the edges of the panel (hold until hot glue cools to hold the lids in place).  Make certain to align the lids evenly along the edges:

Continue adding hot glue along the edges (about 1/2 way along the edges) and carefully rolling the lids along the edges into place -- holding them until the glue cools as you go -- until you have an open box that looks like this:

To get the box to conform more to the circular shape, at this point I fold the top open lid down and roll the box back and forth several times:

Okay, time to start finishing it off.  Add beads or trim along the edges of your box.  This will hide any imperfections or hot glue build-up that may have occurred.  (This is also why I said to be patient and take your time).  Here's what my box looked like after I added the beads:

(as you can see I didn't take my time and rushed when gluing the tins along the edges -- TAKE YOUR TIME HERE!)

Finally, it's time to add your doorknob and ribbon closure!  I made my doorknob with polymer clay  to match the Graphics 45 paper, however, you may already have a small one -- or you can use my recipe noted in my "What you'll need for this project" list above.  Before attaching the doorknob to the lid of the box, you'll need to glue one end of the ribbon to the bottom of the doorknob like this:

Next, glue the knob to the bottom center lid of the box with the ribbon coming down the front:

To close the box, wrap ribbon around the box and then wrap around the knob to secure:

Hooray, your box is done!!!  However, I'm sure you'll want to add more to further embellish yours just as I did!!!  I added loads of stickles, flowers, a ribbon, more beads and even added a handmade polymer clay lock!

I hope you like my quick project!  You can fill it with cookies, candy, a bottle of lotion or cologne, socks, soaps -- use your imagination!

If you have any questions/comments, please post them and I'll get back to you.

Thanks for stopping by, and...

I'll be seeing you!


Myrna said...

What a cute box!! Thanks for the great tutorial as well.

Nicole said...

Wow! That's beautiful!

Brenda said...

oh how awesome!!!

Creative Hayes Creations said...

Gurl you come up with some cute stuff, who would have thought to use those lids to be so creative. I don't buy those biscuits cuz i love bread to much which is why im tryna leave it alone, lol. .Nice project.

Monique Barr said...

Wow, I mean Wow, just AWESOME. I would have never thought to do this. Just WOW. I love this Lady A

Sherrie K. said...

Holy moly Audrey..this is fntastic! What a cool idea and so clever and creative! It turned out just gorgeous. Thanks for the tutorial and for sharing your wonderful project!
Sherrie K

Pam said...

What a great idea. The box looks lovely. Great tutorial. Tfs

Melissa said...

Oh wow, how creative, great job!

Patti J said...

You are pure genius, Audrey! What a beautiful box! Thanks for showing us how it was done :) Glad you are feeling better, sweetie! Hugs...

girlia said...

OMG Audrey you are just so creative

Scrappin Sista said...

Wow!! You just amaze me with your projects!! This is just beautiful! Nice work Missy!!

Myrna said...

Thanks for stopping by my blog and leaving such great comments. They mean a lot to me.
I was going to email you but I guess I don't have an address.

ChatterScene.com said...

So cute! I love it!

Dawn's Craft Place said...

Girl you are amazing!
Who thinks like this? I wish I did-LOVE what you made.
Are you taking care of yourself?

lisa808 said...

Thanks for the tutorial. You are so creative. This is beautifully decorated. Love all the pearls.

Flamenco92627/ Julieta said...

Hi Audrey! Oh my gosh it's been so long-I kind of dropped off for a bit there. I love your box! The tutorial is great! Beautiful project. Good to be by to visit sweetie!

Debi_Omnistitch said...

you are so creative and inventive, I love this thank you so much for sharing.

Jean said...

This is great. I will have to remember to save those lids.

Lisa said...

Oh my gosh, Audrey, this is fabulous!! How creative to use lids for the ends!! And thank you for taking the time to write out the tutorial!! I'm going to have to go buy some biscuits so I can make one of these fabulous scroll boxes :)


Reflections from Granny said...

Audrey, this is just gorgeous, love the pearl accents and the tutorial, I'm saving my lids for sure. What a fantastic gift box this will make.

Hugs, Lori m

Cricut Couple said...

Audrey Rules!!! This doesn't need anything else. It's PERFECT!!!

PurpleFuntastick Creations said...

Why can't i be this genius?? this is so cool and I love to recycle so this is up my alley...thanks for sharing with us and the tutorial too...will definitely be keeping an eye on you now that I am a follower.

Inspire Me Heather said...

Well, isn't that just the cutest! Linky Following you!!

Mary said...

Of course you made your own door knob, lol. This is just fabulous Audrey. Glad you're back with us!~Mary

Sheila aka SassyLady said...

Audrey this is just beautiful and I am afraid it will take me a lot longer than 15 minutes as I am not ver coordinated! Love it and the paper you chose is awesome! TFS

Jen said...

How clever are you ?!! Terrific repurposed/altered project. Might have to do something like this to be a pencil case for my son.
Thanks for sharing. And for visiting my blog.
Crafty hugs!

Lori Apgar said...

And she's back!!! What a lovely project Audrey!!! Good to see you crafting again my friend!!

Kirsty Vittetoe said...

OH my, you are just brilliant!!!!!

Sandy from Ukiah said...

Oh Audrey, there are lots of creative people in blogger land and you my friend are right at the top of the list... You are so creative, and you always make it look so so simple. I love it. sending big hugs from ukiah..

- - Sheryl - - said...

funny - I saved them last weekend for a craft (lids)! "Sa Crafter" who I follow on youtube also made one for the traditional balsa board box all out of cardboard. I see you both are on the same wave lenth. truly special ladies. I was just at Michael's today and they are still there for 1.50. As you know I love to repurpose - hence saving the lids. Love love love it.
hugs back! Sheryl

magicwanda said...

Wow Audrey, can you say creative....
you are so talented ! I love this so beautiful and easy.
Thanks so much for sharing it with us...
Hugs to ya my friend.

2 Ducky said...

Way cool!

Beebeebabs said...

Audrey cute cute cute you are sooooo creative - love it tfs!!!

abusybee - DoubleClick Connections said...

Super fun purse! Love all the bling and details!

- - Sheryl - - said...

Fabulous I love to repurpose as well. Take a look at youtube Sa crafter channel where she made the other balsa box all out cardboard and a hair tie.you both are very very crafty.

Angi Barrs said...

Super creative Audrey! Love all of the pretty details.

Marita said...

Wow this is a gorgeous creation♥. Love it:) Thanks for sharing.

Hugs, Marita

Rhonda Emery said...

what a clever clever idea and tfs it with all of us. your just to amazing my friend it turned out beautiful.

lovemypaper said...

Wow super cute!

Susan said...

What a great idea! I never would have thought to use those biscuit things to make something as pretty as this Audrey! I'm going to start saving them and do something like this at Christmas, maybe fill them with Christmas cookies. Bravo my friend! Hope all is going good!


Beatriz Farquhar-Guzman said...

how clever is this!!!! love, love your project!!!!

silvia said...

Great scroll box ~ Fabulous detail.
Thanks for the tutorial :)


DIANA L. said...

Beautiful super project.

ScrapCrazyyyy! said...

Wow, that is awesome!!! Thanks for sharing!

Hope you are doing well ;-)

Besthobbyeva said...

What a beautiful, beautiful box. I love your creations. So out of the box, no pun intended! LOL.

I hope all is well with you, my friend.


The Archiving Angel said...

Oh my gosh!!! Are you serious???
Only YOU!
Wow is this ever luxurious & high end. No one would ever know it was made that way. You just amaze me all the time.
Keep generating these gems.

Linda said...

This is so amazing and not trip to Michaels. Love it