Hello, hello, hello....
We're having such a fun challenge over at Top Tip Tuesday this go around and it's all about Clever Boxes! What I failed to see was the 'b' and nearly posted a project of clever foxes ;) Sorry, there won't be any Dr. Seuss rhyming going on here today, but I did manage to come up with a nifty post jingle and what I hope you find as a creative box idea for a baby shower.
These little cuties are my 4th try at designing miniature crochet booties. I gave up after trying to follow a few patterns on Pinterest, so this is my attempt. The other three that didn't make the photo op have been jokingly labeled egg hammocks. We figured if bananas are good enough for one, why not eggs?
To design the box base I needed a crib and so with my Silhouette, I cut out a crib, mattress, and two gates.
Bundled Sage DI paint was applied to the front and back of crib.
White embossed gates made to look as close to wrought iron and then glued to crib.
4 strips of thin wire were attached to inside corners of the crib and made to join center top.
Wires were then painted with Bundled Sage DI paint.
Since a box, by definition, is described as having 5 sides, square or rectangle and containing a lid, I wanted to create the canopy or 'lid' for the crib. 4 sheets of white tulle were gathered on two sides and joined at the top to sit on atop the wire.
The tulle was gently glued to the legs at the bottom of the crib to stay in place, but the canopy can be pulled down in order to place the booties onto the mattress and then replaced.
A sheer bow and sheer bow flower added for a clean and simple decoration.
Like sheer flowers were then sewn to the tips of the booties and each shoe was gathered by a strip of sheer ribbon, at the back, to keep them together as a miniature keepsake gift set.
The crib measures 3"x 2"x 5" and each bootie measure 2" x 1.25"x 1.5"
So what do you think?
Would this qualify as a clever box to you?
Hope you enjoyed my suggestion for a cute baby shower idea and I thank you so much for popping in to say hello :)
Hugs n' Happy Crafting,
Providing the wonderful prize of 4 images per winner's choice!