so did you guys participate in the hunger games at target this past sunday?
holy moly what a cr-aaaaaaa-zy way to start a sunday morning!
it was quite the experience and
quite interesting to say the least.
i got just a few things cuz hello i love lilly prints
but holy heck people were
it was definitely the epitome of the good, the bad and the ugly, seeing a bunch of crazed women running around grabbing literally
everything they could into their cart.
i never experienced that before in my life.
after reading an article about what to expect
and some survival tips,
i got there at 7:20am, was about the 100th person in line,
and then there were about 200 or so more behind me.
i thought maybe i was in line to get free disney tickets or a free ice cream coupon for life but no,
it was just lilly.
the store opened at 8am and by 8:08am (i looked at my watch),
everything and i mean EVERYTHING lilly was gone.
it was a lilly tsunami of fever crazed women with greedy wide-eyes, sweaty foreheads, and thirst for that palm beach decor.
i went home and thought about what just happened that morning and contemplated about human life and its materialism and got depressed so i made my own lilly thing cuz dang it,
if i can't get it, i'm gonna make it.
and so in my greedy desperation of all things lilly, i forgot about this wrapping paper i had stashed away years and years ago hoping to have a preppy party for my "no-way-in-heck-are-you-even-gonna-go-there" daughter.
so i made this craft after i saw these boxes in the dollar section of target while i watched women holding up their shift dresses and clutches saying,
"i don't want this! i don't even know why i got this!...
oh well, i'll just sell it."
anyway, let's get on to these boxes i made already.
as you can see, i made 3 of them,
with only one lilly inspired cuz lord knows there is much more to life than lilly even though her prints make a lot of women extra happy, including myself.
so here's the low down of how to make 'em:
i was gonna give you measurements and such but you can do this with any box.
i used the box to draw out the pattern on the paper first, folded it and laid it on the box to be sure it fit exactly.
basically you just mod podge it with any kinda wrapping paper you want (oh i cannot even remember where i got the lilly wrapping paper for the life of me cuz it's literally about 5 or so years old!)and then add some embellishments.
here are a hundred pics give or take a few showing you the process:
and yes, you read that right.
i bought a $6 headband cuz i fell in love with the pineapple.
i pulled it off as an embellishment and was left with a plain pink headband that can still be used.
then i added some little stationary supplies in it.
and then it was done.
well, not exactly done cuz,
when i found the lilly paper in my wrapping paper stash, i saw this paper i got from the paper source store here in town.
that store rocks and i could spend hours in that little store.
cuz look at this paper:
and this is what i did with it.
that pic up there in the upper left corner is how i glued the paper on the corners of the lid.
it's a recipe box!
i had those little recipe books for years too and they fit just right in the box.
that'll do until i get some new recipe cards.
2 boxes down.
1 to go.
should i wrap it in paper too?
naw i thought, so i got this:
it's a 3-D card i got just because, so i put it to good use.
(i know that glue is hard to see in the pic).
then i did this:
hey i found mod podge that was dishwasher safe?!
did you know about that kind cuz i sure didn't.
uh oh, i see more crafting ahead...
anyway that's that.
3 boxes that would make a cute personal gift
for mother's day.
you can fill it with anything you want.
just not lilly products or you may get a line out your front door of crazed wide-eyed women with lilly fever!