Thursday, May 18, 2017

Something for Dad . . .

With Father's Day just around the corner, I'm making a little something that may be used on a desk or a book case.

This piece is the Gypsy Soul Laser Cuts Hidden Drawer Book Box. It comes in 2 sizes. This one is the small size and measures 4.5" wide x 6.25" tall and 2" deep.

Add 4x6 photos or gift cards and love letters to that special person in your life. I decorated this for a Father's Day gift, using some miscellaneous papers from Hobby Lobby.

Here's how easy it is to put together:

I start with the 5 pieces you see above. These pieces represent the outside - or book portion. Note that the two largest pieces have a square/flat edge and an edge with rounded corners - like a book.

When putting this together, do not cover the slots and notches or the piece won't fit together properly. To finish the inside edges, I used a bit of black stain around three sides.

Next, glue the sides together matching notches and slots.

Before adhering the top, stop there and adhere the pretty paper to the inside of the box.

Now adhere the top of the box to create the book:

It's time for the drawer.  Once again, locate the drawer pieces as shown in the photo below. Match notches to slots and glue together. This will be an open top box, thus the flat tops.

I used a couple more pieces from Gypsy Soul Laser Cuts to decorate the top of the *book*.

This is a piece from the Arched Top Triptych.
I used one of the pieces and covered it with some writing from a Tim Holtz piece of paper. After  painting the frame in gold acrylic, I added the top of the frame over the script. That was adhered to the front of the book.

Next, some feathers. Those were painted with bronze acrylic paint and added a bit of Prima's Metallique Wax to the top of each feather for more color.  The pull is the last thing added to the drawer.

Now it's ready for a desk top, dresser or book shelf. All that's needed are the family photos and a gift card.

You may have seen this version on my blog:

This is the larger of the two Hidden Drawer Book Box and measures 5.75" x 8.5" and is 2.25" deep. Next to the Hidden Drawer Book Box is Gypsy Soul Laser Cut mini-book kit. Put it together and decorate it with corresponding papers. It will fit beautifully inside the hidden drawer!

Thanks for visiting today. Hope you enjoyed this project from Gypsy Soul Laser Cuts!

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