Making Pretty Gifts

Posted by Gabrielle Pollacco

25 February, 2015 - , , , ,


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.

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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


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  • Jenny Grotherus says:

    This is SOOO lovely and so full of spring. It’s such a lovely idea and I’m sure anyone would love to receive a beautiful gift like this.

  • Gabrielle,
    What a most gorgeous gift – someone will be doing a happy dance!! The pretty papers do make me think of Spring – which can’t get here soon enough (2 more inches of snow is predicted tonight) – ugh! The front of the lovely basket looks wonderful with the chipboard swirl and perfect flowers. As always, I so enjoy your art – thanks for sharing.