Hello! Today I am using two die cuts from just a lid to create a small box. It’s a great size to make small favors, place setting embellishments- many occasions and seasons! Above shows this as a name place holder for a Thanksgiving place setting. I simply wrote the name with a gold pen. These are a great size to send away to loved ones for their holiday tables if travel is not possible this season. Either way, and no matter the occasion, these are super easy and fast! Here we go:

I die cut two of the Small Square Lids out of a greenish-blue cardstock (above).

  • Top Left: Dark greenish-blue square cut to 1.9″ x 1.9″;
  • Bottom Left: Small Square Lid embellishment frame die;
  • Middle Column are two die cuts from the square lid embellishment die; one out of gold and one out of a scrap piece of a watercolored sheet from my stash. This also cuts out the center square to be inlaid.

The Layer C of the Autumn Breeze Plate Layer Set is a great die to cut out of foil. The pinpoints show up beautifully and the leaves offer a great variety of embellishments to keep on hand. The frame can also be saved for a future layering project!

With the ends of the two lids together, I glued two sides together.

Next, I put glue on all four corners (top and bottom left, top and bottom right). These tabs were glued to the outer sides (far left and far right). This creates the sides of the box.

Once the sides were glued together, I glued the dark greenish background to the inside, along with the watercolored frame. The box is now ready to open and close. It’s a great idea to create a small notch with a very small circle punch. I used a regular hole punch to create a tiny notch.

I then put the gold frame on the outside of the box, and inlaid the watercolored square. This fits perfectly because it’s from the same die cut. The leaves were added, along with a small crystal.

A small chocolate square was wrapped in foil, and a copper leaf was glued to the top. I was out of the individually wrapped chocolates that would normally fit inside this, but it worked well to cut down a large bar and wrap it to show the embellishment. 🙂

Thank you for stopping by the blog today. Have a wonderful day!