Wow, how time flies when you’re having fun (sarcasm intended). However, I did finally get the 3rd crystal box done, but no crystals in it yet. I’m rearranging after the cleanse. I’ll show the boxes all loaded after I’m done. To see how I got started on the boxes go here.
Here is the wrapping paper I started with. As I was digging through the rubble of my life, I found several ‘books’ of artist wrapping paper I didn’t even know I had. They had clearance labels on them. (?) I could easily see this on my crystal box.
The interior of the box. The box was painted a shade of yellow that matches the paper.
One short end.
One long side.
The ‘back’ of the box.
The other side of the box. I do love this jungle look!
While deciding whether or not to buy more books of ‘scrapbooking’ paper at a local craft store, I spotted a partitioned tray. I love these little trays. Could own a dozen of them but they are just too expensive. But – SURPRISE – it was on sale 40% off AND I had a coupon!
This little box would be perfect on the end table next to the couch full of crystals. But the interior is too dark for displaying crystals, and yet I did not want to paint the interior a permanent color. So I decided to line the box with paper, an easily changeable option.
I measured and drew lines on scrap paper so I could make sure it fit properly.
A little trimming to adjust for the thickness of the paper and crooked corners and we’re good to go. The paper I chose is what the box is sitting on. I did not want anything that is going to compete too loudly with the crystals.
Insert ready. I chose the butterfly for the largest section.
Ready to sit on my end table and hold crystals! Notice the arrangement of plants down the left side. And while the sides can be seen to be loose while they are empty, once the crystals are in there the sides will sit firm against the wood. Ta Da!