Hello dear friends! Welcome to my little papered cottage! Enjoy your stay!
Since it's Friday I have another project for The Digi Garden. This time around I chose to make a box for potpourri. I had seen the idea on Becca Feeken's blog months ago. She had made a very elegant box and I have been wanting to do something similar. Mine is not elegant, but I think it is fun and it will look great on my enclosed porch for the fall.
I used Patches the Scarecrow for my box. Isn't he the cutest thing?? (although my girl, Hannah, has decided its a girl scarecrow and her name is Eliza :) I told her I would let all of you know that! lol) I colored him with my Prismacolor pencils, then cut him out and matted him on dark brown.
Here's the front of the bow. After I inked and sewed my layers I cut out the center with my oval nestie. I cut out an oval in the side of the box as well. I added a piece of Pet Screen to the opening. You can buy this stuff at the hardware store, but you can also get it at a lot of quilt shops. The first time I used it I made a whole bunch of small tote bags that were very sturdy. I had run out of the original package, but our dog and cat like to look out the screen door in the summer. They don't try to make holes, but when they get on their hind legs to look out sometimes their claws would get stuck in the screen. A couple years ago I purchased Pet Screen again and replaced the screen in the door. They have not put a single hole in the screen after 3 summers. Great stuff! Anyway, I had some left over and I decided to use it in the openings of the box. This way you can smell the potpourri but it is contained.
Here's the top of the box. I used a Memory Box die to cut the little doily. I glued a pumpkin on top of that.
You can't see that I have some scented pine cones in there, but I do. The open box allows the scent to come through nicely!
I am entering my box in the following challenges:
Frilly & Funky - Anything but a card with someplace to put something...I hope this counts. I understand if it doesn't
Stamp n Doodle - Anything Goes
Anything But a Card - Fall
I think that's about it. Thanks for taking a peek!
Blessings & Hugs,