Hi everyone! I would like to introduce myself. My name is Cheryl McAdam, and I am just thrilled to be a part of the Vintage Street Market Team. This is my first post and I’m very excited to share it with you. I would like to begin by telling you how much I absolutely love the VSM kits. It is the coolest thing to be able to create whatever you want regardless of the size of the project with these super big sheets of paper. For the project I’m sharing today, I think I used about 1/4 of the kit, that is some serious bang for your buck! I know you can use these papers for wrapping gifts, but let me tell you, the thought of someone tearing them up traumatized me slightly so I came up with a solution: re-usable gift boxes that also double as a party centerpiece. I got these paper mache nesting boxes at CHA a few years ago and I have been hoarding them until the perfect project came along. Here is a pic of the supplies I used:
I used the Party Games kit, super great double sided tape from 3L, and the boxes. Oh, and some buttons and ric rac from my vintage stash.
This project is so easy it would be great for kids to do. I just covered each box with paper from the party games kit, and then cut a strip from the foil paper and used a punch to create the scalloped edge and adhered it to the edge of the lid. For the box in the middle I gathered a strip of the crepe paper from the kit to make a ruffle and adhered ric rac in the middle.
Then I cut a 1/2 inch strip of yellow crepe paper from the kit(3 actually) and slightly twisted it and adhered it to the center of the red foil strip, hiding the glue with buttons. I added some strips of yellow crepe paper to the top and some of the punch outs from the kit and voila! a cute centerpiece for your next birthday party, and the best part? You can put the gifts inside the boxes and you have re-usable gift boxes. The boxes stack inside of each other for storage. Here are a few more pics from a slightly different angle.
Well, there it is, my very first post on VSM blog! Hope you enjoyed it, and I’ll be back next week with a couple more projects for you.