Hi Kaz here
I set myself a challenge last week to make a gift box
I thought it would be a really good idea to have my jewellery send out to you
in these little charming hand made gift boxes spreading a bit of my art around too
but I have since found out that I can't follow instructions
Which I thought I was really good at, actually
as being a single parent for many years I have put up many things such as wardrobes, cupboards, beds,
and a number of very hard to follow instructions that always come along with set up toys etc
so I did think I was quite a handy DIY sort of gal
maybe thats my problem I thought I knew it all already
so I just went ahead and thought on my first attempt
I would use this as my template for making more of my charming little hand made boxes
But trying to put them together was impossible!
So silly handy DIY sort of gal went back to it with the same template again to try a more tougher cardboard this time
which I glued with PVA glue (note to self get some adhesive spray glue) and decorated it with this cute shiny wrapping paper
which i found very cute - will look the picture this will wow
then an hour later the glue still hadn't dried, my charming little hand made mess looked awful with its wrinkles everywhere!
Warning: Do Not Use PVA glue with wrapping paper (unless want a wrinkly look)
and after all that I still tried to follow it, yes i did with sticky fingers and my wrapping paper
slowly disappearing around me
I again folded it up again and declared I was absolutely rubbish at box making lol
What a complete and utter mess
it did look a kinda cute looking mess in the now disappearing wrinkly wrapping paper
So by my third attempt I went back to the instructions I realised I had cut pieces where I should have been folding
so template number 3 was made
this time back to card I cut and tweaked and finally got a gift box "Yipeeeeee"
but not very charming
and still not ready!
So for now I will continue to send out my jewellery wrapped and packed.
Shout out about any creative messes you have in the comments below
Creativity is all about having fun and carrying on
so see you here next week