Monday, January 30, 2012

Better Late Than Never!

It's just a few hours before the DeNami Design Theme Challenge ends! EEK! I just HAVE to enter! This theme is ANYTHING GOES! How exciting! I decided to take a picture of my Christmas project that I did this year. I wanted to get gifts for my good friends, but I was on a really tight budget, so I decided to make something fun for them. I made a little DeNami goodie box and filled it with yummy treats (from Trader Joe's! LOVE that store!!). I got the fabulous kraft mini take-out boxes from The Container Store, which is one of my all-time FAVORITE stores! Would you believe that these fabulous little boxes only cost $0.49 each?!? I know, right? I couldn't believe it either! It's true, though. Check it out for yourself HERE. So, here's what they looked like when "DeNamified":

I stamped the DeNami stamps, added some fabulous DeNami grosgrain ribbon, and then I added the ornament for one last Christmas-y touch. They were just plain plastic balls (from Target!), but I glued some Candies to them to make them more sparkly. Oh, and how could I forget to tell you that I added some glitter pen action to the stamps to make them POP!

Here's another view:

Lastly, here's a close-up of the stamp, so you can see the glittery pen:

Well, that's all I have time for right now. SO MUCH has happened in my life. I will try to post more soon, and I'll fill you in about all the exciting news!

Thanks for stopping by!



Tina M said...

DARLING!!!! Seriously, less than a buck for the box??? Ohh what a great deal lol! This is too adorable my little Zinger...just love this idea! Was it hard to stamp on...I just love that you used a glitter pen to highlight the stamps...genius! It added just the right amount / touch!

Lisa Petrella said...

I LOVE how you decorated this giftie box, Amy!!! SOOOO ADORABLE!!! We just found out that we're getting our first Trader Joe's in CO and I CAN'T WAIT!!! I've shopped there in CA and IN before and it's an AWESOME store! Thanks for tip about the take-out boxes too---GREAT price!!! You know you could fill a couple of those with some of the paper fortune cookies from my tutorial! *wink* Thanks for playing along in the DeNami Design Challenge!

Lisa said...

You've turned a mere 49 cents into a true treausure Amy! Very cute little box ;)

Emily Keaton said...

Amy, this is the sweetest packaging ever!! And how fun that you were able to dress it up with some fabulous DeNami stamps. I love it!

Andrea M said...

My goodness Amy! WOW! This altered box is AMAZING! Love the shimmer you added too! Thanks for playing along with DeNami Design!

Pam Wendt said...

This is such a beautiful gift idea!
I love how glittery it is, and the ribbon and blinged up ornament are so pretty! What a wonderful presentation for baked goods or other gift - the box is a gift itself!

Dana said...

I've been missing your posts girl! Hope all is well and you are just busy with life!

Greta said...

Thanks for visiting my blog for the DeNami hop. This was a great project!