Wednesday, December 29, 2010

Little Boxes

My "version"

While browsing the internet this evening I found a site called The Paris Apartment. Wow! Talk about some beautiful things!!! Way way way out of my price range though. Booooo : (     
I talk price range like I even have a price range. Ha! So of course it was a terrible sad moment when I found these

At $58 for 3, it isn't even a dream. You know me.....I figured surely I can make something at least similar. I googled vintage French writing, printed out a couple of sheets on some card stock paper, found a tutorial here > and went to town! It only took about 10 minutes total, start to finish. My cost?? Well the card stock, ribbon and twine were all Goodwill Outlet purchases....per pound so I spent less than .69 cents on a whole package of paper, 20 yards of pink ribbon and roll of twine.
For one box I figure I spent what...maybe .5-.10 cents??
It's not as perfect or pretty as the ones from The Paris Apartment, but then again you can't really beat the price either!!

Linking up at The Shabby Chic Cottage for Transformation Thursdays (I transformed a piece of paper into a box...woohoo!!) and Thrifty Thursday at Tales From Bloggeritaville 
and Remodelaholic  
and My Romantic Homes Show and Tell Friday
and French Country Cottage


  1. I love how these turned out--good job!

  2. Oh these are fantastic! Great job. I have a link party every Wednesday. Would love if you could join me next week!



  3. Isn't that just the sweetest thing ever? Oh my goodness, I hope I still have one or two random boxes around - makes such a lovely gift and don't cha know there are birthdays coming up in a few weeks....

    thanks so much for sharing & happy new year!!

  4. CUTE!!!!!! I just love those! It truly amazes me what one can find on-line and in GW!!! Your boxes turned out so sweet! I'm saving this tutorial for future reference --- thanks, Nicki! :)

    xoxo laurie

  5. I am in love with your boxes! What a terrific idea! I too love to try and recreate things that I see that I think are too expensive! I think it forces us to be more creative, and it's fun, too! Hope you have a very happy New Year!!

  6. These are beautiful! What a great idea :) Found you over at Remodelaholic. Definitely following along! Love your ideas :) Happy New Year!

  7. Hi. Just found your blog from French Country Cottage. I look forward to following you. Very nice box. Some things are just so simple.
    Happy New Year!
    ~ Julie

  8. These turned out fabulous! I love the look of French Script on just about anything. Great idea and tute!
    Happy New Year!

  9. What darling little boxes- they are sooo cute! Love it! Thanks for sharing at Feathered Nest Friday- Happy New Year!


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