Tuesday, May 10, 2011

I have been at it again!

Good Evening Blogger Friends! I spent this entire day crafting. It was a state holiday for us here in South Carolina. Confederates Memorial Day. So I did some embroidery work on the quilt I am making, and then I started altering boxes. Yep! I am at it again!
I plan to take some stuff to the flea market to sell. I know these boxes are not fine art, but maybe someone would want them for the right price.I have some pillows I have made and some household items to sell.
I thought I would give it a try. So take a look!
Again I forgot to clean up the glue before I photographed them, so just ignore the glue. I promise they will cleaned up before I take them to sell. Hope you enjoy!!

This is one of my favorite altered boxes. I think it looks so springy! I painted it a spring green, added the roses to the top and under the top as well! I put some ribbon lace around the sides! I also made the little pink heart inside the box!

The top of the little green box! I added some pink and cream roses!! I used fabric roses instead of the dried roses.

A crafty little wooden heart. I covered it with left over paper and lace. I added the three white roses I bought out of the wedding section at Michaels. I plan to change out the pearls. They are too big for my taste.

I used wall paper border to cover this little box. I gave it a aged look by using distressing ink for scrap booking. I had the little roses on hand and the trim. I just added some tulle for an added touch.

The sides of the little round box. I added string seed pearls around the top sides of the box.

The inside of the box. The little rose was already attached to the leaves and the bow was attached to the rose as well. It came off a gift someone gave me.

I really like how the top of this box looks! The little cherub is off a broken plaque! I never throw any thing away I might be able to use another way! The cream roses I had on hand! I tied a strip of old lace in a bow and attached to the box.

I added lace around the sides of the box on the bottom. On top I put purple cording around the top of the box.

This is the inside of the top of the box! I added the little ivory roses to carry the theme through to the inside of the box.

I lined the bottom of the box with the same shelf paper! I added the little purple roses around the edges.


  1. Looks like you've been really busy! I like how you put the rose surprise inside the boxes, plus I like the sweet cherub. It is amazing how you can always find something to do with all those little odds and ends. I keep stuff for years like that, with my family questioning my sanity. If I do throw it away, they think of something they could use my trash for the next week, but most of the time I keep it. You can always find something to do with your old treasures if you wait long enough. Good job on your boxes.

  2. At it again...you are ADDICTED you know to "stuff". As am I !!
    Susan, I found a blog you might enjoy...lots of your kind of stuff on it.
    Let me know what you think.



  3. Oh my these boxes are just darling! All very unique with a personality of their own! I love all of the pretty details you used...my favorite one is the cherub box...ooohhh la la so adorable!
    Have a lovely weekend,

  4. Yea, blogger is back! I had saved your comment before it crashed. I love your boxes and I think they will do well. I was back at my booth 3 days after I put my sachets in and 3 had sold, I am thinking it might be a good seller


  5. Susan! You're becoming quite prolific with your altered boxes! These are marvelous - I have a couple of tins I started - but have set aside for other projects! You're an inspiration -

  6. Oh have you been creative!! So pretty are your boxes. I have 1/2 dozen or so little tins and boxes I have been wanting to do something with- Time, I just need more time!

    Have a blessed weekend!

  7. Oh my, these are just gorgeous. Your boxes are absolutelys stunning. I love all the detail. This looks like a ton of work, but so beautiful. Hugs, Marty

  8. What beautiful works of art, so much attention to detail. I really like those creamy roses on the heart box...very pretty. I'm sure you'd do really well selling all your treasures. When you do, get lots of pictures.

  9. Such darling boxes. Trying to price things is so hard, try looking on Etsy, thats what I do. Best of luck at the show I hope you sell out fast!!!!
    hugs Lynn

  10. They are just so pretty Susan! such beautiful details and treasures you have added! I have no idea what to price them at. I am so bad at pricing things.

  11. Well you have been busy. Hope your flea market sales go well. I am home safe and sound and trying to get back into the swing of normal life! Thanks for the prayers.