Friday, May 24, 2013

Pink by Design Not-a-Card Friday

Hey, everyone!  It's time for another Not-a-Card Friday over at Pink by Design.  We're still working with our Graduation Challenge theme, so I decided to create a little graduation gift box.  Here it is:

This little box is actually a combination of two little paper mache boxes that I got at Hobby Lobby for 99 cents each. Here's how I put this little box together:

First, I bought two little square an one round.  I made sure that the top of the square one would fit over the round box.

Next, I painted the tops of both boxes and the bottom of the round box black.  I didn't need the bottom of the square box for this project.  I just used some acrylic paint that I already had on hand.

I created a tassel from twine and attached it to the top of the square box top with a brad.  Actually, I just attached it with a glue dot, but punching a hole and fastening the brad in would probably be much more secure.

Then, I glued the round top to the inside of the square top, like this:

Then, I was left with a little box that is shaped like a grad cap and still closes securely.  I added a little sentiment from Pink by Design's Everyday Banners stamp set, and my little gift box was all done!  Here's another view of the little box:

Don't forget that you still have a little time to enter our Graduation Challenge.  Link up below by Saturday night for a chance to win a $10 gift certificate to Pink by Design.


  1. This is such a clever idea Lisa!!! I wish I would have thought of something like this for last weekends graduation for SIL!! Just <3 this !!!!


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