Tuesday, September 25, 2012

PTI September Blog Hop - Decorated Pillowboxes


This month's PTI Blog Hop challenge is to gleam inspiration from the above photo and use it to have fun experimenting with fabric & felt.  I love all of the fun fabric goodness found in the inspiration photo!  If you would like to check things out for yourself, you can find out all about it here.

For this challenge I decided to make some pillow boxes using my new die from PTI.  I used Melissa Phillipsdie-cutting fabric technique to die cut my pillow boxes out of various fabrics:  burlap, muslin, cotton patterned, and even some minky dot!




The pillow boxes are perfectly sized to fit a gift card, and what's better than a gift card?  A gift card wrapped up with a pretty pin/clip embellishment that you can detach and wear!  


My favorite of the lot has to be the minky dot.  It is so, so soft ... a perfect gift for a baby shower.  The satin flower with pearl and glass bead center is attached to a baby headband with a detachable pin/clip.  




How cute would that flower look on a newborn's head?  Pack a BabiesRUs giftcard or something similar into the pillow box, and you've got a complete gift!



The cotton patterned pillow box has a detachable flower on a pin/clip made from PTI's awesome-quality felt in Pure Poppy.  There is an elastic hair band wrapped around the pillow box and the flower is clipped onto it.




I used the same technique with the burlap pillow box.  A flower trio on a detachable pin/clip which is clipped onto the elastic hair band.




A close-up of that gorgeous texture:



The muslin pillow box is decorated with a felt die cut from PTI's Holiday Button Bits set.  Pure Poppy buttons were hand sewn in place.  The sentiment from PTI's Happy Day set is stamped using Palette Noir ink.  I love the homespun feel the muslin gives that pillow box!



Thanks ever so much for stopping by!

30 comments:

  1. Oh my...these are all so gorgeous!!!

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  2. These are truly inspiring! I just love the look of the pillow boxes cut from fabric! The little rolled cream flowers are so beautiful, as is the felt holly...and a pink mink box? Awesome!

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  3. Love them all! But which one to make first? Hum... I think that Minkie with satin flower is striking!

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  4. Oh, wow, these are all fabulous!

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  5. These are all super duper awesome!! I would love to try them all esp the one with the minky. Never thought it would be so cute on a pillow box.

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  6. These are cute! The third one is my FAV!!!

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  7. WOW! all amazing. i can't pick a favorite. great work.

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  8. Love your pillow boxes! Love all of the different textures, especially the burlap and muslin one! The hair clips and hair accessories are so pretty!

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  9. Wow, all of your pillow boxes are stunning!

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  10. I LOVE them all!!! FABULOUS job!!!
    Have a GREAT day!

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  11. Wow--these are amazing! Love every box & the flowers are just wonderful!!

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  12. OH MY, these pillow boxes are simply FABULOUS! You embellished them SO beautifully. The recipients will certainly love them.

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  13. These are beautiful! Love all the texture!

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  14. Stunning, gorgeous, beautuful, perfect. Love the lot.

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  15. Stunning, gorgeous, beautuful, perfect. Love the lot.

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  16. Wow you did a great job with these beautiful pillow boxes.

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  17. these are amazing - I love the range of fabric you used & the absolute perfect embellishments for each!

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  18. Love All the pillow Boxes. You have done such a Great Job on the individual flowers and the fabric is pulled and pressed ever to neatly!! Fantastic presentation. I would be proud to receive or better yet, proud to give a gift that looked ever so neatly done. Love Love Love them All!!

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  19. Wow, what a great set of gift boxes! Love everyone of them!

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  20. Love you fabric covered boxes. Especially drawn to the burlap with felt flowers. Very striking! I would love to be the recipient of any of these!

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  21. These are all so creative and beautiful! Thank you for all the inspiration!!

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  22. These are totally fabulous!!! Wow! I am so inspired!! Such a great idea!

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  23. oh wow, wow, WOWEEE! These are SOOOO delicious!! I want them all!! You did a bang-up job on these. You should sell them on etsy.

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  24. Each of these is wonderful in its own way. I'm totally taken by the burlap and rolled roses. Gorgeous.

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  25. Oh you totally rocked this blog hop challenge. LOVE all of the different toppers and fabrics you used! Hands down these are the best of the hop!

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  26. Love the burlap & canvas wrapped boxes! GREAT idea!

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  27. I'm just catching up on the hop and had to tell you how much I LOVE that burlap pillow box. I might have to steal that one. ;)

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