Sunday, March 27, 2011

Follow The Recipe #8

Hi friends! Today is our QuickFire post for "Follow The Recipe". And our most recent challenge winner was Dorcas who made the most adorable tissue box.  So, since the Design Team has to follow her lead, and with her lovely creation in mind, I altered something too.

These are just some of the recipe ingredients from Dorcas' project that I elected to use to create this gift box...

Patterned Paper – Stripes and mini print
Colors – Blue, Brown and Green
Embellishments –  flowers
Tools – Border punches and die cuts
Techniques – other paper box
Theme – Spring
Shapes – Circles scallops
Miscellaneous - Gift Box

With all of the talk of recipes and ingredients, my inspiration happened to come from the kitchen pantry. My project begins with an empty salt box...

I carefully cut off the top and stripped it down to nothing...

added a cover of designer paper...

cut into the extra top piece to cover the lip of the box....

and secured it in placed with sticky tape.

After creating a lid for the top out of nesties circles and scallops (sorry, I didn't pictures of this step), I covered the edges with a coordinating designer paper and created a bouquet for the top with various Prima flowers and stems.

It's just the perfect size for homemade cookies... yum-o!

Our sponsor this week is Paper Garden Projects ( Catherine has offered a  $20 gift certificate to her shop for one lucky entrant in our challenge this week. Hmmm... that's a lot of shopping!

Hope to see you at our challenge, friends! In the meantime, enjoy your day and have a great weekend!
Thanks for stopping by my little spot in blog land!


Renkata said...

Such a great idea!

Cindy said...

This is awesome Peggy!!! What a way to recycle.. That would make a great way of giving someone your homemade treats!!
I love the paper, and those bright colored flowes!! Just beautiful!!

Barb said...

Peggy, this is absolutely stunning! Never would have guessed it was a salt container. I really love the flowers on the top!! Thanks for sharing and for the inspiration, as always! Hugs!

Dorcas said...

OMGoodness how dang clever is this! Beautiful, Peggy!

Scrapping Julie said...

what a perfect container for yummy cookies

Linda McClain said...

Oooo, I love it even more every time I see it. What a great idea to use the salt container, and thanks for the smart tutorial. Hmmm, wonder how many dishes I can make to use up the salt and get to the container.

Elaine L. said...

Peggy, I love this idea! It's so lovely! No one would guess it's just a lowly salt container. I'm going to have to try this! Hmmm....what to do with the salt so that I can use the box? LOL!

coldwaters2 said...

Oh my Peggy this is absolutely beautiful what wonderful flowers and colours I love this so much.
Lorraine x

coldwaters2 said...

Oh my Peggy this is absolutely beautiful what wonderful flowers and colours I love this so much.
Lorraine x

dj1952 said...

This is beautiful and so "thinking outside of the box", lol. I was wondering what you used, but I never would have guessed what you used. The colors are great. Hugs, dj1952

Corinna McGregor said...

I'm not sure how I missed this, but I absolutely LOVE IT!! I'm off to dump out my salt now! :D

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