Monday, December 8, 2008

Tamara's decor gift set

Hi everyone! I made this gift set for one of my besties last year for Christmas. I thought it would be fun to make a little decor set for her apartment, and since she lives in Florida, I thought sunny colors would be appropriate. :) I bought the wood frame at AC Moore, I believe, and it was pretty inexpensive (a couple of bucks, I think). I glued some K&Co paper onto it, then cut off the excess with a blade (I did the same on the inside of the frame since there was no glass). Then I used some Making Memories paint to distress the edges and added a couple of red buttons from American Crafts. The votive candle holders were really simple- I cut a couple of strips of paper, would them around the glass and added some more buttons. The glass wasn't straight around, so I kind of like how the paper turned up and made an X-like trim. Lastly, I took an old cocoa tin (given to me by the same friend I was making the set for!) and wrapped more matching paper around it. I thought it would add interest to randomly fold the paper and sand the folds for a distressed, worn look. I cut out a circle for the lid and added one last red button. Inside the tin was a candle, and I sent matching votive candles to go in the glass holders. The matching papers and red buttons really helped to keep the items looking like they should be a set. I loved how this project came out, so I thought I would share it here, even though it's old. :o ) I hope you enjoy it too, and thanks for popping by!

-Suzanne :O )


Annette said...

What a great set Suzanne! Perfect colors for Florida. I love the frame and the distressing around the edges. Your friend is going to love this gift!

GiftsByHeidi said...

It looks gorgeous Suzanne! Great job, you had wonderful ideas for these gifts!

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