I recently purchased several wooden boxes on clearance at my local craft store. They had a recessed lid and I thought they would be great for a multitude of crafting projects. First up is a Quilted Box using my Ann Butler Designs Background Basics stamps and Crafters Ink from Clearsnap.
Here’s what you need:
- Ann Butler Crafter’s® Ink by Clearsnap – Limelight, Aquamarine, Lilac and Berry
- Colorbox® Background Basics Stamps by Ann Butler – Checks, Diamond, Basket and Picnic
- The Warm Company – Warm & Natural Needled Cotton and Soft Soft High Loft
- Design Master ColorTool – Glossy Wood Tone
- Wooden Box 6″ by 6″ with recessed lid; Sewing Machine; Tan Thread with Bobbin; Water Mister; Orange Button; Yellow Embroidery Floss; Chenille Needle; Scissors.
Here’s how to make it:
1.) In a well ventilated area, spray wooden box with Glossy Wood Tone, let dry. Apply a second coat, if necessary.
2.) Stamp each of the four Colorbox® Background Basics Stamps by Ann Butler – Checks, Diamond, Basket and Picnic with the Ann Butler Crafter’s® Ink by Clearsnap – Limelight, Aquamarine, Lilac and Berry on an 8″ by 8″ square of Warm & Natural Needled Cotton. When stamping on fabric, ink stamp, mist with water and stamp on batting to create a more crisp and vibrantly stamped image.
3.) Layer stamped batting with Soft Soft High Loft. To quilt, sew around outside edge and between stamped images.
4.) Thread chenille needle with yellow embroidery floss and sew orange button in center of stamped and quilted batting.
5.) Trim any uneven sections of batting with scissors and dry fit into box lid. Glue stamped and quilted batting on to box lid, let dry.
Fill your Quilted Box with sewing notions, special presents or even a gift card.
Then the gift box becomes part of the gift and a handmade keepsake!
Check out the Ann Butler Designs Instagram page for additional inspiration.
Thanks for stopping by! -Beth