Thursday, September 13, 2012

Making a shaker box . . .

This project is a great way to save and display ephemera from your events:  confetti from the wedding, tickets from the concert, etc.  Your shaker box can also just be plain, old-fashioned decorative.


Here's what you need to get started:  double-sided foam tape, punch, cardstock, patterned paper, scissors, clear plastic, large punch and fill.  The fill can be confetti, bead, punchies or whatever strikes your fancy.


Cut a square from cardstock and cut out the centre using scissors or a punch.  Cut a piece of clear plastic the same size as the square and adhere them together.  If you don't think you have any clear plastic just check around the house.  I bet you find some clear plastic packaging on something like . . . um . . . new scrapbooking supplies.

Cut the square of patterned paper large than the cardstock.


Put foam tape on the back of the cardstock piece.


Pour in your fill.  I chose shiny black micro beads.  Centre the patterned paper over the filled cardstock and press firmly to seal.


Turn your lovely new shaker box over and decorate as you wish.

Enjoy!  I'd love to see your finished project.