Thursday, October 13, 2011

Christmas countdown box

Hello everyone!  Thanks for stopping by my 'little craftin corner' today!  Grab a glass of tea (just made a fresh pitcher) and take a look around.  I just finished the project I worked on last weekend at a crop and am quite pleased with it.  It is for my grandkids out in CO, so please, shhhhh, don't tell them about it cause they won't be getting it until I stuff the 25 drawers with goodies and mail it to them!  And that could take a while, but they don't need it until Dec anyhow!!
Here is the box, all nicely done!

The box I bought in Davenport, Iowa, at Scrapaganza.  That store is packed with the most wonderful stuff!!  I could spend hours in there looking at all the neat things!  Anyhow....the box is by KaiserCraft and is their 25 Drawer Treasure Chest.  First thing I did was put the outside together, and painted it with J's Craft Essential Christmas Green Acrylic paint.  Then while it was drying I started putting all 25 of the drawers together, glueing them with Zip Dry glue.  I painted them with the green paint after the glue dried.  Then came the fun part...covering all 4 sides of the drawers with pretty Christmas papers from my stash.  I glued those down with Modge Podge.  Once they were done, I put a coat of modge podge over the outsides of the drawers.  Then I started embellishing!  The numbers were all painted with Golden Goddess Glimmer Glam from Tattered Angels.  (I like how they turned out.)  I used all kinds of ribbons, button, charms, tags and other stuff to embellish the drawers.   I also used assorted stamps and black ink to stamp images on the sides and top of the box.


I really like how the box turned out and hope my grandchildren will be excited and will use it year after year!

Stop back by soon!  Oh, and please take a minute to leave me some love and maybe feed my fish.  They are feeling neglected!!

Happy Craftin!


  1. Oh Janice that is so cute, no wonder you were
    so busy at that crop. The gkids will love it!

  2. I love this. I have plans to make one thsi year!

  3. Thanks for your comments Crystal and Kathy!!