Monday 1 August 2011

Lace Christmas Box

I'm usually rushing at the last minute to create something for the Bah Humbug challenge but this time I'm rushing early because I need to go stay with my daughter who is poorly. I had to get it finished tonight as I so wanted to 'think outside the box' literally (smile).

 The challenge this week is to create something with lace and I chose to decorate a star shaped box. I first painted the box with two coats of emulsion in pistachio. I then threaded a double strand of thin brown organza ribbon through a length of vintage lace and made a gathered skirt for the box I then adhered the top edge of the skirt around the top edge of the box with glue. It was easier than I expected considering I had to attach the skirt in and out of the five pointed star and I secured the ribbon in a bow.
 I decorated the lid with a gold pine cone, leaves and dropped pearls and then added some gold glitter to each point of the star.
I enjoyed making my Christmas box with lace. Thank you Humbug Hall for the challenge.


  1. This is fabulous Carolyn, someone's going to be very luck at Christmas. Carol x

  2. Oh what a beautiful trinket box Carolyn. The lace around the sides works wonderfully well. Thank you for sharing with us at Bah! Humbug!

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  3. So so pretty, the lace looks gorgeous. Thanks so much for sharing at Bah Humbug, sorry I'm a little late visiting x