Domino Brooch and Easy Gift Box

Hi everyone,

I hope life is treating you kindly.

Thank you everyone for your comments on my last post.

Today I would like to share a domino brooch and a quick and easy gift box that I made recently.

To make the brooch, I gave the domino a light sand. This isn’t necessary but I have found that it takes the ink better when colouring the image. I then inked up my stamp with black Staz-On and placed the domino onto part of the stamps image that I wanted to appear on the broach. I coloured the image using felt pen ink, rubbed on some black Staz-On around the side edges of the domino and added some gold using a permanent marker. To seal the ink I sprayed it with fixative and gave it a coat of Mod Podge for good measure. I then attached a broach pin on the reverse side of the domino.

The tag is just for display and packaging purposes. It was made quickly out of Kraft card using a paper punch and then stamped onto.

With Christmas coming up I thought it would be nice to make a box for this brooch. I used Kraft card for the box…..looooving that!

I trimmed a piece of card to size, painted and decorated the piece and then scored it. (please see diagram below).  I punched some holes for closing purposes and added some brass eyelets.

 

To decorate the box, I punched some leaves out of green card stock. I stamped the postcard and the flowers, cut them out, coloured them in and attached them as seen.

 

Please feel free to copy this diagram if you want to.  Just right click with your mouse.

You can use any size of card for these boxes.

These gift boxes work for gift wrappings, party favours or even a piece of cake. Really quick and easy. Very economical as well. We like that hey!

Crafty Individuals Stamps used:
Vintage Postcard CI 477
Tall Wild Flowers CI 185

Take care and have a fantastic weekend.

Flo x

26 Comments

  1. Marianne

    Two perfectly lovely companions. I love the colors you used with the image…so pretty. It reminds me of wearing some joy on a dreary spring day. Oh, i do love brooches, and right now I’m wearing Christmas pins. Your domino brooches would be perfect with Christmas images, too.

    It snowed here in Texas!!! A rare and beautiful snow! Christmas miracles are abounding…and I didn’t sing Let it Snow for two weeks for nothing 🙂

    blessings, my friend,
    Marianne xo

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    1. Florence Langley

      Thank you so much my lovely friend. Oh my word!! What is the weather doing. Floods and now snow. I am sure it is a wonderful sight to see. Hope you are snug inside and keeping warm. Stay safe if you are traveling.
      Have a lovely weekend. Hugs Flo xx

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    1. Florence Langley

      Thank you Christine. You had me worried for a moment. Try it on a piece of paper first and I think it will all make sense. Score and fold along the black dotted lines you should see then the triangle box shape. If you have any problems please come back to me. Have a lovely weekend.
      Hugs Flo xx

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  2. Rollet

    Fabulous project Florence, well done!!
    Loving your brooch, and also the beautiful gift box for it (just a wonderful idea!!). Thank you for the diagram, will be useful for me as I don’t have any die of this type (and don’t want to buy one more :D).
    Big hugs and happy Sunday,
    Coco xx

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  3. Sandra

    Hi Flo, your dominoes are stunning. You’ve achieved such a great depth of colour and the glaze looks perfect. They looked fabulous on telly and here on your blog too. I think I need a lesson in making these as it’s not something that I’ve ever tried before. Your box looks great too. Crafty hugs, Sandra x x

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  4. kate

    I loved the brooch when I saw it on the show, its a stunning make, beautifully desined.
    The little gift box is gorgeous Florence, love the shape and your decoration of it, Kate x

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  5. kate

    I loved the brooch when you had it on the show, its stunning, beautifully desined and coloured. Love the floral design, and the box is gorgeous Florence, fabulous shape, two wonderful makes, Kate x

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