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Hello everyone! Tammy here with you today to share a clearance aisle make-over featuring Petaloo and Marion Smith Designs that would make a perfect gift for mom on Mother's Day!
I began with a wooden box that I picked up at Target on clearance after Valentine's Day. Even though I didn't have a use for it at the time, I knew I couldn't pass it up for just $3! I saved it in my crafty stash until just the right time. I decided that it would make a lovely Mother's Day gift when combined with the oh-so-pretty Petaloo Botanica collection and the soft vintage colors and designs of the Marion Smith Motley collection.
I chose a color that would coordinate with the original color of the box so that I wouldn't have to paint it. I cut pieces of the pink side of the Carmie pattern paper to fit the sides of the box. I covered the lid of the box with the white side of the Scarlet piece of pattern paper. I cut three ephemera images out of the Collage and Not Too Shabby pieces of pattern paper. I inked, curled, and tore the images to add texture and a worn look.
I added cream Petaloo trim around the edge of the box lid.
I layered and adhered the pieces of paper ephemera to the lid. I clustered assorted Petaloo Botanica flowers, leaves, and berries together on top of and under the paper ephemera.
I also added a small snipit of ribbon tucked into the cluster of flowers. I added assorted bits of metal embellishments by Tim Holtz tucked into the flower cluster.
Isn't the finished box top so pretty? It will make such a lovely gift. Best of all, it only took me just over an hour to make it and made great use of my clearance aisle box!
Botanica, Faux Dried Berry Clusters Ivory/Green/Ivory
Marion Smith Products
Motley Collection: Carmie, Scarlet, Collage, Not Too Shabby