"A little drowsing cat is an image of perfect beatitude"
I'm back with a little upcycled acetate box I made especially for the the Add a Little Dazzle Wrap it Up challenge. I had this clear box (used to hold some foam sticky letters) sitting around and couldn't bear to toss it because I wanted to decorate it. This was the perfect opportunity!
On the front you can see where I embossed some snowflakes into the gorgeous blue Add a Little dazzle metal sheet. I also punched out some small snowflakes and put them on the bag with the silver backside showing, instead of the blue.
I wanted the outside of the box to be free of any embellishments that could get rubbed or knocked off, so I attached my decorated panels inside the box.
I used Echo Park Winter Wishes for each panel and made them slightly smaller than the actual side of the box so the wrapping tissue inside can show a tiny bit. Seemed more festive to me.
I used white Add a Little Dazzle for the snowflakes on this side and little stick-on rhinestones.
After getting my panels all made, I then wondered what adhesive would work to attach these to the smooth acetate surface. The one I had planned to use wasn't staying stuck.
I knew I would have to go to Beacon 3-in-1....but there was a problem: B3-1 is acetone based and I was pretty sure it would eat the plastic. I needed something to coat the plastic to provide a barrier. So I went to my old standby for decorating all things Christmas...... glitter glue!!!
Some of the glitter glue oozed around onto the panels, but that just added more sparkle and I like it, anyway.
I topped off the gift box with a strap of May Arts wired ribbon. Love this sheer, shimmery blue!!!
Hope you have enjoyed the little tour of my upcycled gift box. It was a lot of fun to make and I hope the recipient enjoys it, too.
Thank you for the honor of entering this project in the following challenges:
1. Add a Little Dazzle Challenge #47 - Wrap it Up!
2. Simon Says Stamp - Monday Challenge - Anything Goes
3. Tando Creative Challenges - October - Cold as Ice
4. Word Art Wednesday Challenge #154 - Anything Goes
5. DL.ART October Linky Challenge