Weekly Wrap #39 : Fabric Covered Boxes

Weekly Wrap

Fabric Covered Boxes

I’m finally about to do some apartment decorating, and I love the idea of making fabric covered boxes to use as storage for papers and various odds and ends. Mixing and matching patterns to coordinate with your decor is a great way to make the boxes a decorative element, as well as a utilitarian one.

But uses for fabric covered boxes don’t stop with organization. I think that they’re a fantastic option for special gifts. I say “special” gifts because creating the boxes does take some time and effort  — you can certainly make one for any gift that you’d like — but it would be such a nice way to wrap a themed collection of smaller gifts or a special memento that you’re giving to a friend or loved one.

Check out the tutorial for the fabric covered boxes over at Country Living.

image from Country Living

From the Shop Friday : Halloween Paper Punches

Paper craft punches have come a long way over the past few years, and the partnership between Martha Stewart Crafts and EK Success has produced some of the most innovative paper punches around. The depth and detail are amazing, and there are even punches now that combine die-cutting and embossing or die-cutting and stamping. It’s really an exciting time if you’re a paper punch addict like I am.

These are some of the cool Martha Stewart Crafts Halloween around the page punch sets that have recently been released. The corner and edge punch combo means that you can create seamless edges the entire way around handmade cards, invites, party menus, and other Halloween-y paper crafts. Pretty neat, huh?

Martha Stewart Crafts Halloween Paper PunchesShown above, from top to bottom: Spiderweb Punch Around the Page Set, Halloween Ghosts Punch Around the Page Set, and Cracks Punch Around the Page Set.