I decided to give Simply Crafty SVGs Round Candy Box another go. Last time, I used the box to make the pocket watch for the Wonderland Hat (found here). This time, using only the bottom pieces, it's a planter hosting a small gathering of pansies from Maison Gregoria. *
A renewed relationship with an often forgotten tool, the paper crimper was used on the "wall" of the box. I added a band at the top and bottom of the box. Added a couple of brads to secure the bands to the box for a little more strength.
Sandy's assembly video is pretty straight forward for the basic put together of the box base. The bands I used were 1/2 inch wide and about 1/2" longer than the box side. glue them to the top and bottom of the side of the box. For a little extra ornamentation, 2 brads were added to each of the bands where the ends meet and cross. Once the bottom of the box is completely assembled, a coat of Lumiere (by Jacquard) in Pewter was applied. Let that dry.
I decided some flowers were in order and pansies seemed to fit the bill. The studio is still in transition and a few of my coloring tools aren't available, but we made do with some paint crayons for color on white cardstock. They turned out okay, but the colors aren't quite as bright as I would like. The next bunch will be much brighter in color - yellow and purple, I think. Jamie's tutorials for coloring, shaping and assembling are thorough - so be sure to take a look at the step by step tutorials he has. I have enough flower and leaf cuts left to make another pot of pansies next week.
I had a 3 x 2 inch round piece of styrofoam. I cut the styro to about 2 1/2 inches so it would slide into the box and fit snugly. No extra glue to secure is needed. Add some moss and arrange the flowers, buds and leaves.
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