I decided to use one of the crates as a topper storage/holder, it holds absolutely loads of toppers and the perfect size to boot! Now, anytime I need a topper, I can reach for that little crate on my desk. Having the toppers accessible means they’re a continuous source of inspiration instead of tucked away in a box somewhere. High fives all around if you’re already doing this- I love the idea!
Flicking through my toppers, an idea blossomed using Craftwork Cards Christmas Cheer Collection.
I started making up mini boxes with papers from the Christmas Cheer 8 x 8 pad, sentiments and flowers. I then used Candi and a little ribbon to complete this kooky Christmas crate and mini parcel project. You could even wrap up small gifts and use as alternative Christmas Crackers if you wanted to.
As well as constructing mini boxes, I also designed a small 4 x 4 Christmas card which completes this set and would make a gorgeous table display or gift for someone.
Once Christmas was finished, I thought to myself…erm, hello, it’s Halloween! So I went about creating a really fun project. I stamped a crate with white chalk ink using the wood stamp which comes in this set. I then lined the inside of the crate with CWC papers – any will do but I used Rustic Romance.
Grabbing a few mason jars from my kitchen, I wrapped them with white gauze and stuck googly eyes on the front – voila! Halloween is here…
Taking some sweets, I filled the little crate up with lots of Halloween goodies. Even the mummy jars were impressed!
Baby mummy looks on greedily at the blackcurrant lolly!
To finish off my Halloween scene, I laid out spider web string, some eyeball chocolates and and a twiggy pumpkin.