Sunday, September 12, 2010

Decorating a box with tanjaak

Hello and happy sunday! Today I would like to show you how I have decorated a cardboard box I found from IKEA. These cute boxes where sold in sets of three and the one I am decorating here is the middle size (about 10x10x7,5cm). So let's get started!

You'll need:
 some pieces of cardstock (9,3x9,3cm and 8.9x8.9cm)
dp (8,5x8,5cm)
your image cut into a circle shape (I have used Henry Christmas Mouse) and corresponding scalloped circle cut out of cardstock
ink and a corner stamp + some accessory stamps (I've used snowflakes from WoJ's 2009 winter stamp kit)
distress ink
self adhesive pearls
Magical Tag metal die
...and the box of course

First go through all the edges with some distress ink.

Then stamp the edges with your corner stamp.

...and now add some snowflakes where you want to.

Next adhere your ribbon to the lid, place the ending into the middle of one side as next you'll cover it up with your tag.

Cut the Magical tag in two and adhere it to opposite sides of the lid. Now all you need to do is assemble the layers of cardstock and your ready coloured image and add some pearls as a finishing touch and your box is ready.

Here's my box finished and ready to be given to that special friend. I have to admit I bought several sets of these boxes so I guess a lot of my friends and family will be getting their Christmas presents in these boxes. You don´t really need much of a gift as these boxes are so cute, maybe hide some candy inside and your set to go!

Have fun!



  1. Stunning box thanks for sharing.
    Chris x

  2. Cute box, especially like the stamped corners. TFS

  3. Very nice, thank you for sharing.

  4. Wauw, I love this tutorial. The result is impressing!
    Thanks you all so much for sharing your creative ideas with us :-)
    Hugs Ingrid

  5. Wow, great idea. I love to store my craft supplies in cute box stacks (I look more organized that way)LOL! I just never thought I could make my own. The closest IKEA is 600 miles away so I'll have to check locally for some similar boxes until the next time I visit family.
    Your box is beautiful. Thanks for the suggestion.

  6. Thank you for your wonderful tutorial, Tanja! Quick and really lovely!!

    Hugs Yolanda


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