Friday, October 29, 2010

♥ A {Vintage} Teacher's Treasure Box ♥

I love to alter and decorate boxes to give as gifts. And when I saw Betsy Veldman's "Vintage Findings" challenge and Flourishes "The Beauty of a Gift" challenge, I decided to make some vintage style boxes for my son's Pre-School teachers.
I purchased the chalkboard topped boxes at Michael's and decorated them with some vintage alphabet and school papers, wooden school elements, an old ruler, ribbons, mini clipboard and a piece of chalk, which I hot glued to the top. I also used some Melissa Frances rub-ons as well as a button. I painted the top of the box white and then inked it brown and blue for an aged look. Before giving them to his teachers, I filled them with candy. His teachers loved them!
I hope you all have a safe and Happy Halloween!! Have FUN!

Hugs.....

11 comments:

Janette said...

Fabulous boxes. love what you have done with them, such a sweet keepsake.xx

E.T said...

the boxes are totally adorable Melissa!

angelique (anlou) said...

just amazing hun
love the idea
hugs angelique

Ori said...

very pretty!! I actually like to make and decorate box, but have not really tried.
This inspires me.

Lin said...

What a sweet project! Good luck!

Yvonne Russell said...

This is fab and I just love that bow.

Christie said...

So creative! WONDERFUL!

Cheri Wenger said...

It is no wonder they loved them...simply fantastic and cute, cute, cute!

Betsy V said...

Melissa, these are adorable! What a great way to use up all of those goodies! Thanks so much for playing along!

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Betsy Veldman

Kim. said...

Adorable boxes these will be loved by the teachers.
Kim xXx

http://asiscrapki.blogspot.com/ said...

wow! very nice idea!