Monday, 17 December 2012

Game Board Box

If you have been visiting my blog regularly you'll know that I've been a part of the Ruby Star Wrap-Along that Sukie is hosting over at her blog.  The wrap-along is based on the book by Melody Miller (Ruby Star Wrapping) and has been a fantastic way for me to package a number of gifts this Christmas.

In light of one of the projects in the book, I've been keeping my eye out for an amazing-looking board game - one that I could use as part of a gift to someone.  While out thrifting the other day I saw this out of the corner of my eye...

The colours were perfect!  I didn't have a shoebox to use as a template (like in the Ruby Star Wrapping book), so after measuring a little I cut out this guy (and later cut off those two flaps on the top piece).

After taping it all together with some houndstooth duct tape and drilling some holes for the closure (yes, I got to use a POWER TOOL)...

The box was complete!

  • Old game board (thrifted)
  • Houndstooth Duct Tape
  • Two buttons from my stash
  • Hair elastic for closure

What will I be using it for, you ask?  I was thinking that I'd use it to gift some handmade items this Christmas, but then I needed a little box for Arlyn's Calico Critters...

and then I couldn't resist playing a little...  :)

We'll see if I end up using this as a gift box or'll be difficult to take these little Critters out of their new home!  


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