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Monday, 8 April 2013

Weekend Project #1 - Altered Balsa Box

This past weekend I actually had non-rushed time and finished a number of swap projects I had signed up for. This puts me somewhat ahead (for now). I even had time to do some typically time consuming cleaning around the house (like mopping the floors)!

Anyway, here is one of the few projects I altered this past weekend. :) I will try to include as much detail as I can. :)

The slideshow for these photos is uploaded to YouTube as well. :)
This is one of those balsa boxes you can sometimes find in the $1.50 bin at Michael's... I didn't find this one at Michael's, so I paid a tad more for it (unfortunately).

The paper I used on this box is from 7gypsies. While they don't have many papers I like, this one was perfect for this project. I love when that happens!

I used some tiny pearl strands along the flap, on top of some heart shaped lace. I love that lace, and I will be quite disappointed when it's gone...

I don't make charms or dangle jewelry very often, so this was an attempt to do so on this project. I DO love working with hardware, so it was fun even though I'm not the best at it! LOL

I handmade a lace flower, and placed a flat bead at the centre - Added a banner with my very basic info on it. :)

Close-up of the bling. :)

Close-up of the lace + pearl trim. :)

Close-up of the handmade flower. :)

I entered this project into Mema's Anything Goes Challenge for April since... Well, ANYTHING Goes! LOL

Thank you very much for checking out my work - I greatly appreciate it and hope you become a follower!

Krafty Kerry signing off!


  1. Oh what a cute purse. I love it. Thank you for taking time to play with us at Mema's Crafts and we hope to see back again real soon.


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