28 November 2018

Tis the Season for Gift Giving at Frilly and Funkie

Hi everyone and welcome. Over at the Frilly and Funkie Challenge blog we are half way through a new challenge. It's Maggi's turn to host and she's calling her challenge 'Tis the Season for Gift Giving'. Because it's that time of the year when we're all thinking about the perfect gift for our friends and families, let's combine our crafting passion with our "to do" list by creating a vintage or shabby chic gift for a special someone in your life. Your gift could be as simple as a handmade card or tag, or an elaborate piece of home decor. Maybe you like to place your gifts in handmade boxes? Your imagination is the only limit on this challenge!

As ever, the Design Team will choose their top four picks, with the winner being invited to join us in a Guest DT spot at Frilly and Funkie and the next three will receive Top 3 badges to display on their blogs. Everyone who enters and follows the rules will be entered into the draw to have the chance to win a $25 spending spree at The Funkie Junkie Boutique.

I decided to create a festive gift box that can be used as a gift in it's own right. It proved to be the perfect opportunity to play with Tim Holtz Funky Festive die set.

I used the largest of the Vignette Boxes, Vignette Panels and corresponding Vignette Frame, adding a couple of Vignette Finials, covering them in first Walnut Stain Distress Paint, then with a little less Brushed Pewter Distress Paint and finally dry brushing them with White Gesso. At this stage the lid was assembled using Glossy Accents to stick the frame and finials in place firmly.

The corner Vignette Accents from the Halloween set were added to two opposing corners. Some Christmas Worn Wallpaper was cut to fit the box sides with the edges distressed. I also added a piece of thick mount board covered with the Worn Wallpaper to the underside of the lid to prevent it from sliding off.

The top of the box was then decorated with some faux moss around the finial to build up the height onto which I could attach a heap of Funky Festive die cut flowers and foliage. Sanding Classic Kraft Card before cutting it makes things much easier and there's a wonderful array of colours to create realistic elements. The berries had Glossy Accents added to make them glisten and I shaped each piece with a ball tool on the reverse. For a touch of glamour I cut some leaves from sanded Silver Metallic Kraft Card. Here are some close ups so you can see it all in more detail;

That's it for my gift giving project for the current Frilly and Funkie challenge. My talented team mates have created lots more amazing projects for this challenge so make sure you hop on over and check them out HERE. And remember to link up your own shabby chic or vintage Halloween gifts to be in with a chance of winning one of the fabulous prizes.

Take care of yourselves and get creative!
Jenny xxx


  1. Oh wow, this box is beautifully decorated. I absolutely love it. Sam x

  2. This is a truly stunning gift Jenny and very cleverly pieced together xx Love it !!!

    Sending huge hugs
    Annie xx

  3. Jenny, this is a spectacular gift box! The finish on the box is breathtaking, as is your arrangement of foliage and poinsettias. I particularly love the idea of adding the panel on the interior to fix the lid. And brilliant way to use the Halloween vignette accents. Wonderful work as always, and so inspiring! Someone is going to be very blessed to receive this work of art! Sending hugs!

  4. Pinned this beauty... I love every bit... Amazing piece to treasure!

  5. Oh My! Just beautiful Luscious decorated box! Its so vintage looking and oh the lucky recipient! How wonderful! TFS. Love it!

  6. This is a gem! I love the wonderful old world feel you created with the worn wallpaper. And that mound of festive greenery and flowers is marvelous! You never fail to inspire and amaze!

  7. I love everything about this fabulous box!

  8. WOW!!! this is so gorgeous Jenny! looooooove it

  9. hi was just seeing if you minded a comment. i like your website and the thme you picked is super. I will be back. ICF Materials

  10. I can't believe I forgot to come over earlier and admire this masterpiece! I was admiring this on FB and on the team's post. The beautiful layers of leaves and berries with that wonderful spire you added on the textured box is just wonderful!


Thank you so much for stopping by and leaving your comments - they are really appreciated. Jenny xxx

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