Saturday, November 8, 2014

Handmade Holidays Blog Hop - Day 2 - Rowlux Trinket Box with Upcycled Ice Resin Embellshment by Marisa Pawelko

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Welcome to day 2 of the 4th Annual Handmade Holidays Blog Hop! A few years ago we were looking online for handmade gift ideas and thought it would be great if there was a resource dedicated JUST to handmade gift ideas. Enter the Handmade Holidays hop! We've gathered over 100 of our creative blogger friends in the craft industry as well as some of our fellow product manufacturers to bring you a plethora of inspiring gift ideas you can make now to give to your friends, family, and colleagues. Pin and bookmark these ideas for this holiday season and to use throughout the year! Each day of the hop features approximately 30 gift projects and you can "hop" from one blog to another to check them all out. 

Be sure to enter the GIVEAWAY at the bottom of this post to win tons of awesome prizes courtesy of all the manufacturers sponsoring of this inspiring blog hop!!!


Today of the blog hop, we are featuring a artistic trinket box created by our resident crafting guru Marisa Pawelko of Modern Surrealist. Marisa designed this innovative Rowlux gift box that features molded Rowlux flower petals and a super cool upcycled bottle top embellishment made with Ice Resin and beads. The box was cut with a die from the Eileen Hull collection by Sizzix and assembled with Dodz from 3L Scrapbook Adhesives and adorable blinged out gem brads from Art Mechanique. It makes a great gift on it's own and could also be used to house another small gift such as candy or jewelry! 

Scroll down for a full step by step project tutorial on this easy and super customizable trinket box!   

Create a custom embellishment by arranging beads inside of a bottle cap. It helps to keep the arrangement in place with Dodz. Then mix up some Ice Resin and pour over the assembly taking care not to overflow the cap. Set aside to cure for 3 days. 

Cut out the Rowlux box pieces using the Sizzix die. In this case we selected Rowlux in the translucent pastel purple leaf design.  

Assemble the base of the box with Dodz.

Next  begin assembling the top of the box using the gem brads. 

For this step I created a template with punched holes to use as a guide. 

Here you can see we chose some contrasting translucent Hot Pink 3D Rowlux to accent the corners of the box. 

Mark the location of all the holes to be punched both on the box top and on all four of the corner brackets.

Assemble the box top with the gem brads.

Use another Sizzix die to cut out some flowers in assorted colors of Rowlux.

Get out your heat tool. 

Carefully heat mold the flowers into a natural shape.

Assemble the embellishment by layering the flowers and Ice Resin bottle top and securing to the box top with Dodz. Dodz work really well on Rowlux projects!

Are you ready for lots more creative handmade gift ideas and projects??

Follow along on our blog hop! Simply click on each of the links below to be taken to that post with additional information and photos on how to create a handmade gift project. Have fun and pin away!

 Clearsnap  Ellison Educational Equipment  Walnut Hollow  Graphic 45 Hydrangea Hippo Westcott Scrapbook Adhesives by 3L Rowland Technologies Neat and Tangled ICE Resin Therm O Web Elizabeth Craft Designs Pink and Main The Buckle Boutique Clearsnap - Vivian Keh Ashley Rader - Giddy Upcycled ICE Resin - Jen Cushman Candy Spiegel- Candy Scraps Graphic 45 - Andrew Roberts Rina Gonzales - Mothership Scrapbook Gal Therm O Web - Amanda Niederhauser Cori Warner - The Flying C Yana Smakula - My Cardmaking & Scrapbooking The Buckle Boutique - Shawn Mosch Eileen Hull Designs - Eileen Hull Angela Muir - Handmade in the Heartland Krista Winters - eat, knit & d.i.y. Scrapbook Adhesives by 3L - Erica Houghton Katie Smith - Punk Projects Elizabeth Craft Designs - Karen Aicken Jeanie Hevener - Create & Babble Ellison Educational Equipment - Hilary Kanwischer Fancy Shanty - Stacy Molter Liz Hicks - Blogerisms 

Follow our Handmade Holidays Gift Ideas Pinterest board for even more inspiration!

Follow Jennifer Priest of RainMaker Media Works + Hydrangea Hippo's board Handmade Holidays on Pinterest.

A huge thank you to our sponsors for this hop - please visit their blogs below and follow them. And be sure to come back tomorrow for another 30+ amazing Handmade Gift Ideas!

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Clearsnap || Ellison Educational Equipment || Walnut Hollow || Graphic45 || Westcott || ICE Resin || Therm O Web || Rowland Industries || Scrapbook Adhesives by 3L || Pink and Main || Elizabeth Craft Designs || The Buckle Boutique || Neat and Tangled

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Sakura || Fairfield Processing 

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Follow our Handmade Holidays Gift Ideas Pinterest board for even more inspiration!

A huge thank you to our sponsors for this hop - please visit their blogs below and follow them. And be sure to come back tomorrow for another 30+ amazing Handmade Gift Ideas!

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  1. What a great gift box! I saw this product used on a video tutorial by Darlene Devries and it looks amazing!

  2. I love the box and how you made the corners. Your Ice Resin piece is pretty cool as well.

  3. Beautiful box, love how you applied heat to the flowers, great tip.

  4. LOVE that you can change the shape with a heat tool! I have to try this.

    Shawn ~
    Design Team Coordinator for The Buckle Boutique
    Personal Blog ~ Crafty Chics Blog
    and ~ Find your Cricut images FAST!

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