Tuesday, June 17, 2014

Iron Craft 2014 Challenge #12--Handmade Box (Project 24)

Box Lid and Bottom
For Iron Craft Challenge12, we were tasked with making something for "HIM." The problem is that I am a HIM which meant that I needed to make something for myself--which I am never very good at doing. I struggled with this challenge because I really didn't need anything.

I thought about sharing an organizing option for my bow tie collection but that wasn't very creative or appropriate. I then thought about my cuff links and how I am always looking for a matching set. I decided to create a shallow box to hold my cuff links. The box will be next to my key tray so I can put the cuff links in the box before sending my shirts to the dry cleaner.

The box is covered with a handmade paper that is infused with flower petals and leaves. Because the paper is so thick it became very difficult to use. Also, because the paper is handmade, there was pilling when turning in the corners. Overall, I am very happy with the way that it turned out.

Underside of Box Lid

1 comment:

kat said...

I have the same problem, I can never think of anything I need. I'm glad you came up with a solution though. Despite the problems you had with the paper, it looks just lovely.