Wednesday, June 23, 2010

Simple Little "Crate"

Just because I needed it and wanted it, I had to make it of course. You know when I saw some really nice candles in a little crate the other day when I was at the Dusk outlet in Perth shopping, it was only the crate they were in that I wanted. Thinking it would be nice to have a few little mini crates to display some small items in. Well you know the saying "necessity is the mother of all invention". Join several strips of long chipboard together with glue and cut out of a sheet 2 equal sides, join 3 strips to one side and then the other to create the base. Then when it's all dry enough add the side strips, in this case I made it x 2. Embellish with paper and ink with frayed burlap (it's a boxy kinda colour!) Above is the little crate with spools in it, and below with them on!
A little bit of fun yesterday arvo when it was all a bit rainy and dreary outside.


12 comments:

Teresa said...

Too cute! You're such a creative gal Julie.
I'd love to see what you'd come up with if one day you decided you needed a rocket LOL!

Gretz said...

OMG Julie, is there NOTHING you can't make out of chipboard....? I am still marvelling at the Halloween House ;-)

Nina said...

gorgeous ... love the idea!! and looks fantastic!!

Julie van Oosten said...

Thanks girls! I'ts all good fun isn't it? Yes chipboard/boxboard is a wonderful medium. Greta the Halloween house is living at Scrapbook Central at the moment, I've got nowhere in this shack for it. New house has just been made water tight, lower floor roof went on today! YAY 6 months then moving!!

LaBonita said...

Awesome! Totally LOVE this!

Samantha Marshall said...

They look beautiful-love your little crate.

Linda Cain said...

This is so fantastic. I LOVE it!!!!!

Terri said...

What a fabulous idea!

Jen Crossley said...

These are very cute I love them

the chaoticstamper said...

wow I love this, it give's me a lot of inspiration. Thank you so much.
Annelies

Helen said...

What a great idea, thanks for sharing.

Shoshi said...

Julie, you are soooo imaginitive! This is just crate (I mean great)!

You could make a whole miniature vintage world out of card.

Brilliant.

Shoshi