Wednesday, 29 December 2010

'My Book Of Spells' Gift Box

I saw this gift box on Helen's fab. Blog It's All Fiddle Fart
and knew I wanted to make one. I set about sourcing the hands, could not find any at my local poundland but luckily Tesco's had them. You get 1 pair of hands and 1 pair of feet, no idea what I am going to do with the feet!,no where as good value as the pound shop but at least I had a hand to get cracking on the gift box. I worked out some measurements - silly me has forgotten to jot them down! - and then set about assembling the book. To secure the hand I punched two tiny holes, corresponding to where there are 2 small type pegs under the hand, used loads of silicone glue to secure, under the hand and behind on the pegs then added a piece of card to hold all in place. I used basic grey mini magnets for the closure, couldn't lay my hands on the velcro I had put by for the project, it had disappeared into some black hole, so the magnets did the job just fine. I have used 'Charmed' font for the wording. I did so enjoy chalking onto the black card. I used a combination of purple, white, mustard and brown. Added a few gems, flourishes and I was done. The gift box was for Christmas, so that my youngest DD could put in some scary sweeties for her older sister Lil, strange gift I know for Christmas, but there was a running theme of all things scary for Lil, she so loves anything scary, so as you can imagine the book of spells was well received.

List of Supplies

Black Card
Gold Card
Krylon Pen
'Charmed' Font
Mariane Designs Flourishes Die
Nail Heads
Basic Grey Magnet Closures