Upcycled Flower Box: A Cute & Quick MIY

Upcycled Flower Box: A Cute & Quick MIY

Hi all! Tami Mayberry from Create it Simply here with you today to share another quick and easy project you can make using your Sizzix dies.

Upcycled Flower Box: A Cute & Quick MIY

For this month’s project  I used three new dies from the Eileen Hull collection: Heart & Soul Flower, Spring Leaves and Flower Pocket.  For the flowers and leaves I used with the Sizzix Big Shot Plus die-cutting machine and a sandwich of a Standard Cutting Pad, followed by the die (cutting side up), material to be cut and the second Cutting Pad. The Flower Pocket was die-cut in the same way except it requires the Extended Cutting Pads.

You may notice that today I said “material to be cut” instead of “paper” like I usually do. One thing I love about Bigz dies is the ability to cut a wide variety of materials beyond just paper. The Flower Pocket die was designed with the use of mat board in mind. I don’t currently have any on hand so I decided to do a little upcycling and used the clear acetate packaging that the die came in.  For the flowers and leaves I used felt. That's right, no paper need for this one :)

Upcycled Flower Box: A Cute & Quick MIY

I began by cutting once side from the package and then die-cut the shapes.  Cleanly cut, simple and perfect!!

Upcycled Flower Box: A Cute & Quick MIY

I then assembled the box using the instructions on the die insert. Once assembled, I wrapped the box with some frayed linen ribbon and brown twine.

Upcycled Flower Box: A Cute & Quick MIY

Next I die-cut some flower layers and leaves from felt. Which again were clean cut and super simple! I layered the flowers together and secured them with a brad.

Upcycled Flower Box: A Cute & Quick MIY

I adhered the flowers to the box and then glued a button threaded with twine to the center.

Upcycled Flower Box: A Cute & Quick MIY

Finally, adhere the felt leaves and fill as desired. Note that this box is perfect for a typical A2 card!

And there you have it—created simply!

Tami Mayberry


Other Materials Used:

  • Frayed edge linen ribbon
  • Brown jute twine
  • Felt: brown, cream, red, green
  • Small metal brad
  • Wooded button
  • Hot glue gun

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One thought on “Upcycled Flower Box: A Cute & Quick MIY”

  • eileen hull

    Tami, I love that you made this box out of recycled die packaging! There are so many materials that work with these dies making them super versatile. Love this!

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