Day 6 of PLAID Project Week: Each day we are doing a drawing for a Mod Podge Gift Pack (read more about that here). Each day has a challenge or question that qualifies you for the daily drawing. For TODAY: Mod Podge is celebrating 40 years. Tell us your earliest memory of using Mod Podge. Was it in school? doing crafts with Mom? Girl Scouts? If you've never used Mod Podge (gasp!) tell us that too.
Today's project is an Herb Cutting Gift Box created by Kristie Larsen:
I first started with collecting my supplies: the Mod Podge Professional Tool Set, that includes a Mod Podge brayer and smoother sold together as a set. I also purchased a wood box from my local craft store. It has cute handles and is about 5 inches tall. I also selected the paper that I wanted to cover my box with. I chose a kraft color with flowers so the wood sides would match, thus eliminating the need to cover or paint the sides. (which you will see at the end)
I first covered the front of the box with some Mod Podge Gloss Lustre using a foam brush.
I then layed down the paper positioning it exactly where i wanted my flowers to show on the box. I used the brayer to smooth out the paper to be sure air bubbles were flattened. After which I took the smoother and went over the edges creating a bit of a crease/outline so I could tell where the box ended. I loved using both of these tools. I LOVE using Mod Podge and up until now have never had tools to smooth out air bubbles and such and in turn have always had a problem with them! I definitely feel these tools are valuable to have in your craft stash and I know I will be using them again and again.
I then flipped over the paper and cut around the box with a sharp exacto knife.
You can see what it looked like right after cutting without the handle cut.
I then went back and cut the handle out as well. It is EXTREMELY important to have a brand new knife blade for the quickest and cleanest cuts. You will thank yourself later ; ) Note the wood sides. They don't clash too much with the paper so I left them bare. It makes putting this gift together quick and fun.
I then took to my garden where my herbs are growing like crazy! I took some clippings of Rosemary and Thyme and wrapped them in some burlap fabric.
I made up a special tag using some Pink Persimmon stamps (Vintage Greetings and Ric Rac Circle), a scallop and a regular circle die cut and a scallop punch for the flower. I crinkled the flower and cut a slit down each scallop to help make my petals. I added a button and twine to finish it off. This is a great summer gift for any herb loving chef in your life!
Don't forget to answer the question from above and then comment in this post! Note: This giveaway is only open to U.S. addresses. It's difficult to ship liquids overseas, so the Plaid Gift Pack is just for our U.S. friends this time.