This week I decided that I would take an old cardboard tube that used to hold photo paper and make it into a decorative box. Here is the result.
The roof is the lid and can be lifted off using the chimney.
Here are the items I used to begin the project.
Cardboard tube, two wooden coasters, tin lid.
I painted the tube with tissue and black gesso, then I used the Imagine If brick stencil and texture paste to add bricks over the painted surface.
I made a cone out of cardboard for the roof and glued it to one of the painted wooden coasters. I then made a chimney for the roof.
I covered a piece of card with metal tape and then ran it through an embossing folder and painted it red. Once it dried I sanded it back and then cut it into squares and glued it to the roof.
I painted the bricks with yellow then dry brushed them with brown, then I painted the Imagine If chipboard trellis and glued it to the back of the tube. Using a branch die cut I cut out some branches and threaded them through the trellis. I glued on plastic leaves and then added some of the gorgeous Imagine If flowers and leaves to fill out the space.
I then painted a piece of Imagine If chipboard fence and added it each side of the trellis.
After die cutting a window and painting it I put lace behind it and glued it to the tube. I then made a door and glued it between the two pieces of fence. I die cut two small shrubs and added more flowers. After painting up an Imagine If chipboard bird and a couple of rabbits I added them to the tube.
Hope you enjoyed this little project. See you all next time.