Tuesday 13 November 2012

Festive Milk Cartons

Last night was craft night with the girls, so after tea and home made banana loaf we all made milk carton gift boxes.  You'll find a brilliant tutorial on Kerry's blog, A Load of Old Pickle, just click here.
I made three boxes to house cute cupcake shaped bubble bath bottles for Robbie's teacher and classroom assistants.
The boxes were made from linen texture pearl card and were matted up with Papermania Home For Christmas papers, I went round the edges of the mats with Fired Brick Distress Ink for a bit of definition.  I made a matching tag using kraft tags which were a mag freebie, scraps of paper and a ready made bow.  I used garden twine to tie them on to the mini bulldog clips which were dead cheap in Tesco.
The pine cones were made with my Tim Holtz Tattered Pine Cones die and the fir branch was made with my much used Spellbinders Fall Foliage set.  I just couldn't resist adding a touch of Glamour Dust to the cones for a touch of festive sparkle.
I'm entering this project in the following challenges -
Pan Pastel - #44 - make an embellishment, I made the cones
Crafts 4 Eternity - #97 - tags
Crafty Creations - #195 - no flowers
Ladybug Crafts - use office supplies, I used bulldog clips
Crafty Sentiments - Christmas


  1. This is a fantastic teacher's gift Wendy...oh so cute and I've bookmarked Kerry's tutorial so I can try it later:-D Love the pp you've used and the TH pinecones are funky (googled it and just watched the video lol) Thanks so much for joining in our Stationery challenge at LCI this fortnight xx

  2. These are gorgeous love them as a gift idea. Caroline xxx

  3. There really great gift boxes Wendy and as for the glamour dust well I always add some to the edge of my cones as well, I call it an authentic frosty morning.

    B x

  4. Hi Wendy, had a look at the tutorial for these and they look quite easy (my middle name) will have to give them a try. I would love to see the tutorial for the base if you have time. I love your idea for the baby present and would love to try that.

    Your festive milk cartons are really beautiful what a clever girl.

    Wilma x x

  5. This is awesome sweetie. All full of loveliness. Thank you so much for sharing it with us at Crafts 4 Eternity and good luck.


  6. These are wonderful. I love the designs and the gorgeous papers you have used


  7. Such lovely tags, the design is fab, kate x

  8. these are a beautiful gift idea in themselves and a fabulous way of wrapping and disguising some awkward shaped present s- thanks for the link Wendy - will be looking into these xx

  9. Wow, Wendy , these are spectacular!! Ruth x

  10. hi Wendy these are brilliant, fabulous idea

  11. Wow.....these are fantastic gift boxes Wendy. I love the papers you have used. Thanks for joining us at LCI Challenge this fortnight.
    Diane xx

  12. wow these are fantastic wendy.stunning gift ideas ;D

    xx coops xx

  13. These are just stunning Wendy - so beautiful

  14. Smashing idea - looks great


  15. These boxes are fab, love the embellishments and the tags.

  16. What a brill idea... so pretty and useful too ! Thanks for entering in the PanPastels challenge this week. E xx

  17. What a fabulous set Wendy well done Thank you so much for joining us at The Crafty Sentiments Designs Challenge “Christmas” . Your card and tag are fabulous well done and good luck Hugs Elaine .

  18. Fantastic project Wendy,they would make beautiful gifts at the Christmas table..
    Thanks for joining in with us at Crafty Sentiments Designs..

    Luv CHRISSYxx

  19. Fabulous creations! Thanks for joining us at Crafts 4 Eternity this week hugs x

  20. These milk boxes are fabulous! Love them and you decorated them beautifully. Have to try to make a couple of those.

    Thank you so much for sharing your creativity with us this week at Crafty Sentiments.
    Best of luck and we'd love to have you visit again!

    Crafty Sentiments Design Team Member

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