12 July 2007

Triangular Treasure Box

My mom's birthday is coming up and, as usual, I'm hard-pressed to figure out something to give her. Why are moms so hard to buy for?

After considerable thought, I decided to make her a treasure box. I've had this triangular box for quite some time (it was part of our store's book club kit a few months back). I recently noticed that the box is V-shaped (duh!) and since Mom's name begins with a "V", I thought it might make a fun treasure box for her. I picked out some Chatterbox paper from my stash that I *hope* she will like and put this together.

I lined the outside, inside and bottom of the box and the lid with matching Chatterbox prints. For adhesive, I used Tacky Tape, a glue stick, and Xyron. On the little chain are two metal V's from my alphabet stash and a Bazzill birthday Chip Topper. I backed each with cardstock, then I Crop-a-Diled (yes, it's a verb!) a hole through each and through the chipboard flower to attach the chain.

I am going to add three wooden beads to the bottom of the box, to raise it up a bit and make it a little more decorative.

For her birthday, I'll probably fill it with some small goodies for her: maybe a gift card, some tea, mints, candy...that sort of stuff.

Of course, after I finished the box, it occurred to me that the paper doesn't match her decor in any way, shape, or form. Oh, well -- too late now! Hope she likes it.


Noelia said...

I think your mom will love this! Chatterbox papers are so classy, love them so much!

Here & there with {memories} said...

Beautiful! Your mother will love it!!


Shell said...

Beautiful box! And I love your blog title, lol. :-)

Maureen said...

Oh, wow, she will LOVE it!!! What a great idea.

jp said...

Thank you, guys! My mom is impossible to buy for, but she always likes handmade items, so hopefully she'll enjoy it. Thanks for your kind words! Janet