Tuesday, September 1, 2009

A Simple Altered Box

Here's a fun and easy project. You just need a little tin, some pretty paper, a ribbon and a button. You can add other embellishments but I like to keep these simple.
This started out as a Godiva chocolate tin. After you do the fun work, that's eating the candy, you cover the box with some pretty paper and now you have a great little container to use for a gift. Of course you can keep it and stash some stuff in it, but you can put something tiny in it, expensive or inexpensive, great gifts come in little containers.
This box is covered with MFT (My Favorite Things) Summer collection paper, ribbon and button. It only takes a few minutes to make one and it's really adorable. This tin is for the MFT One Click Challenge which is to make a box, the Allsorts Week 16 Challenge to not use stamps, and the Tuesday Taggers challenge Buttons and Bows.
Thanks for taking the time to look. Before you leave remember to click on the pink ribbon.


  1. Hi Chris, This is lovely! I love the colours together.

    Thanks for joining us at Allsorts.

    Lisa x

  2. Gorgeous colours Chris love the fact you can give it again as a gift - thanks for joining in with TT this week dont forget to add a link to the craft emporium to your post or side bar to be in the prize draw this weekxxx Janet

  3. Hello Chris

    great altered art project, love the bright colours. You have some lovely work on your blog, really like the spidery one.

    Thank you for joining in at Allsorts this week.

    B x

  4. What a fun idea!
    Thanks for sharing with us at Tuesday Taggers this week!
    Teri x

  5. lovely tin Chris. Thanks for joining us on TT's this week. Emma xx

  6. Hi Chris

    How nice to see your creation.

    So lovely, and such a gorgeous colour combination.

    Thank you for playing along with the Allsorts Challenge this week.

    Love Jules xx

  7. Looks gorgeous and I love boxes and containers too!!

  8. Great idea and creation.Well done!
    Pat xx

  9. So cute...love the bright and cheery colors!

  10. Fab tin love the papers you have used so fresh and summery

    thanks for joining us at Alsorts

    Emma xxx

  11. Hi Chris

    Love your tin and the papers you've decorated it with. The button and bow are perfect too. Thanks for playing at Tuesday Taggers this week.
    x Michelle

  12. ooh this is lovely, love the papers you've used they are fab

    thanks for taking up my challenge at Allsorts :o)


    Amanda xx

  13. Congratulations Chris this won the prize for buttons and bows week please get in touch to claim your prize xx janet


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