Hello Maja fans! It’s Gabrielle here with you today to share a fun little ‘Thinking of You’ gift idea. I found this cute little unfinished wooden crate at my local Dollar store and thought I would use some of the fresh pretty patterns in the Maja Design papers to dress it up to create a candle holder gift set.
I used the ‘Naturen doftar’ paper from the ‘Antligen’ paper collection to cover the outside strips of the wooden crate. I used a mixture of equal parts white glue and water to adhere my paper strips to the wooden crate. I just love the sweet white dotted green paper for this, I think it gives the project an nice Spring feel to it.
For the inside of the box I used the pretty gingham design in the ‘Kitchen Garden’ paper from the ‘Life in the Country’ collection. And for the middle/side walls I used the lovely script/floral paper that is on the reverse side of the Kitchen Garden paper.
For the front of the box I wanted to keep the clean lines of the box design so I didn’t over embellish the box, I just added a few paintable Prima Blooms, a twine bow and a Dusty Attic swirl chippie (Elegant Swirls#13), which I painted white and edges with some brown chalk ink (Ingvild Bolme’s Branch Bark).
I hope I’ve inspired you to pull out some of your favorite Maja Design papers to create a little gift to cheer a friend of yours! Thanks so much for stopping by the Maja Design blog today, we love to hear your feedback on our projects! xo