Thursday, January 19
velvet kiss...valentine matchbox tutorial
yesterday i dyed a new batch of crepe paper ruffles. love the nude pink and velvet kiss for valentines day.
last night just before going to bed i made this little lunch box valentine. such a sweet little surprise...
any little matchbox will do, i like these waterproof matches by coghlans as they are a bit deeper.
gather together your matchbox, some old book paper, ribbon, tinsel, a button, and some crepe paper ruffles.
here is the bundle in my shop i dyed with a velvet button, tinsel and pleated paper heart all ready to go.
step 1. cover your box with the book paper, i just use a glue stick.
step 2. wrap the crepe paper ruffles around the box. i wrapped mine so there was a double ruffle layer on the top and a single layer on the bottom so it would sit flat.
step 3. tie the ribbon around the box to cover the stitching. thread on the button and tie the ribbon again to secure.
step 4. punch out 6 paper hearts and sew them down the middle. fold up each layer.
step 5. wrap the paper heart and tinsel around the button. viola!
now just tuck a sweet note and a tiny treat in your box and hide is somewhere fun like on a pillow or in a lunchbox.
oh and this is new today, a french valentine hot air balloon gift tag kit. so adore these beauties.