I finished my decorated Hat Boxes!!! I have been working on them for weeks. Now, I know they are not a paper craft or a card, but I thought you may like to take a look at them. The hat boxes are large ( 16 inches diameter) and they are made from wood. I picked them up at a garage sale this summer for $3 bucks each. Fabulous deal!! Here are two pics of the hat boxes before decorating. Aren't they awesome!!
I covered the hat boxes with home decorator fabrics. The Toile is the fabric I used to make the draperies in the dining room. I had about 1.5 yards left over from the drapes to cover the box. The second box is covered with the fabric I used to recover the dining room chair seats. I used Fabri-Tac glue to put everything together.
I added lots of trims and laces.
I padded the top of this box and added some hand made satin roses, vintage laces, doilies, wired ribbon, and a pretty bird.
On the second box, I added lace, trims, and pearls. I wanted this box to have a flat top so I could stack them.
On this hat box, I tied knots in sheer ribbon and layered it with white tulle. Also used the pearls here.
I tied a a bow in the ribbon and one in the tulle and glued them together.
I have the two boxes stacked here in my dining room. Look to the right of the boxes. See that kind of messy pile of table linens on the shelf? I am going to store all those linens in the hat boxes. The boxes can sit here on the floor and look pretty. And, I gain another shelf for my china pieces. How great is that??!!
So, back to cards on the next post. I have been making some Thanksgiving cards. Some I cased from various sources. I have to finish those up and take some pics. Stay tuned for that. I will be starting on Christmas cards soon too. Well, I hope you are having a lovely day and I am so glad you stopped by. Love ya.