Poor sad, little box. It served its purpose carrying lab testing supplies for our chemistry analyzer at work and was headed for the recycle bin. Such a nice box, really.
Over the years I’ve seen a number of these boxes come and go, always wanting to repurpose one of them but never getting around to it. Finally. . .
The idea was to make a treat carrier for the mom of one of my coworkers who frequently brings treats for us at work. In fact, she delivers lots of treats to lots of people, scattering confectionery joy wherever she goes. That requires a lot of treat boxes in all shapes and sizes. I’ve noticed that she’ll generally ask that we save her carrier, even though it may be just a plain foil-lined box. I thought it would be a nice way to say “thank you” if I occasionally dressed up a box which she can use for cookie carrying or gift giving or whatever she decides. It might have been nice to decorate this with a baking theme (next time, maybe), but I know she likes pretty things so I’m hoping this will make her happy.
I painted the kraft-colored inside of the box with white acrylic paint and inserted a white cardboard bottom liner, adhered with Scor-Tape. Two very strong, self-adhesive Velcro Dots hold the handle closed for carrying. Cookies can be bagged up inside the box, if that’s how she chooses to use it.
Prima flowers and butterfly and Spellbinders Floral Flourishes decorate the front. The designer paper is from a retired Stampin’ Up! collection. I backed the window with Clear Cover Cardstock from Flourishes.
I didn’t want to over-decorate it, but thought a little something on each side would be nice.
The ribbon was adhered with Scor-Tape and the paper with Mod Podge. I sanded corners and edges for a smooth, soft finish. The decorative white border was done with the Martha Stewart Daisy Fan punch.
I hope you didn’t mind wading through all these photos. I sure enjoyed doing something besides a card for a change, and I know it’s going to a good home. Happy Valentine's Day to all! I’d love to meet you here again next week!