Monday, 18 August 2014

Inspirational Rustic / Shabby Chic Up-Cycled Gift Boxes Great For Wedding Favours

Following last week's 'How to up-cycle an old gift box', here are some Inspirational Photographs on How to Embellish and Accessorise your lil Shabby Chic Creations!

The simple addition of hessian/ burlap, lace and and embellishments makes all the difference!

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Monday, 11 August 2014

How to Up-cycle Old Gift Boxes with a Rustic or Shabby Chic Theme, complete with Beautiful Rhinestone Embellishments

Here's a Quick Step-by-step on how to up-cycle an old/ odd coloured gift box!

  1. Source your materials. Here we have a little polka dot gift box and a paper bag! The colour does not quite match the rustic theme we are after so we are simply going to wrap our box up and up-cycle it into a shabby chic rustic little number!
  2. Trim a piece off of your paper bag, big enough to wrap your gift box and it's lid.
  3. When wrapping up your gift box with it's new rustic looking paper, adhere your paper with double-sided tape. Sticking paper down to one side at a time, and ensuring there are no creases as you go.
  4. Don't forget to decorate your lid as well!
  5. Now that your box is completely wrapped, it's time to add a lil chic into the mix! Source some ribbon- this could be any colour to match your theme, or the recipients favourite colour! In this case we have gone with an ivory piece of lace ribbon to keep with our chic theme. We wrapped the lace around the lid of the box and tied a bow. If you want the bow to stay as a permanent feature you could adhere it to your box lid with double-sided tape.
  6. Final Touch! We used a glue gun to stick our Ivory pearl diamante embellishment to the centre of our bow, for a fabulously classy finish to our gift box!
How will you complete your new, up-cycled rustic little gift boxes?

We have a whole range of Beautiful Grade A diamante rhinestone embellishments and buckle ribbon sliders to add to your gift boxes. You can find all of these at:

Tuesday, 5 August 2014

Create and Decorate Your Own Rustic Themed Wedding Stationary and Gifts with Hessian/Burlap, Lace, Paper Bags and Diamante Buckles and Embellishments!

Rustic inspired wedding stationary and gift Boxes

Here at we do love working with: hessian, lace, paper and diamante sparklies! Think countryside, barns and outdoor weddings! 

  • Our wedding invitation (also featured in our previous post), has the addition of a lovely piece of vintage backing paper (adhered with double-sided tape), a narrow piece of hessian roll, adhered to the card with glue, embellished further with a beautiful piece of lace trim threaded through one of our gorgeous Small Circle Pearl and Diamante Buckle Ribbon sliders.
  • We have got a little crafty with the use of a paper bag- to not only use as a favour (embellished with a piece of hessian roll, lace trim, jute string and a Pink Posy Diamante Heart Charm) , but also to redecorate old or odd coloured gift boxes to create a more rustic, simplistic design. In our next post we will show you how we up-cycled a navy polka dot gift box into a fabulously rustic gift box, using an off cut of a paper bag, a lace ribbon and a Pink Posy diamante embellishment!
How will you decorate Yours?

Why not visit us at to see our full-range of: Grade diamante buckles, embellishments and decorations! These are suitable for an array: of craft projects, wedding stationary, cake decorating, venue dressing and more!