I started with a plain white jewelry box that was approximately 4×4 and I covered it in paper and ribbon in Katie’s room theme of black and white. I made a hole in the top and a red heart eyelet was fastened there. Ribbon was threaded through the hole and knotted on each side. I made 10 square panels- 5 in black and 5 white and decorated them lots of ways and glued them together 2 at a time with the ribbon sandwiched between at about 4 inch intervals. At the end of the ribbon I added some pony beads. Red was also used as an accent color. Voila! Katie’s unforgettable birthday “card”. I stamped a greeting on another panel and attached it to the inside bottom of the box and here is where her dad and I signed the card. I also put some confetti inside for a little added fun.
The idea was that when she opened the box and lifted the lid the panels would topple out one by one and that is what happened. 10 cards in one you might say. I hope to get more jewelry boxes and make a few more of these. It was a lot of fun!
Date: Tuesday, April 17, 2007 GMT Views: 1485