Friday, December 27, 2013

Aromatherapy and Aspen

Welcome to the Awesome Aspen Blog Hop!

**I just have to say . . . the monthly blog hops with fellow Club Scrap members and staff have been such a wonderful thing. I am in awe of my fellow hoppers and so honored that you choose to participate month after month. 2014 is going to be fun! Thank you!***

This summer I poured about twenty drops of essential oil into a little blue bottle along with a tablespoon of alcohol and filled the rest with distilled water. I have been using it for a room spray ever since. It smells wonderful! (You can find tons of "recipes" for room sprays on Pinterest.)

I got to thinking.



That would make a nifty handmade gift idea!

Here's the scoop . . . 


1. Trim a 7x7 piece of Aspen Green. Using the Gift Box Punch Board, punch and horizontal/vertical score on the "Small" guideline; diagonal score on the "Medium" guideline. No need to use the reverse punch.


2. Apply adhesive to the top of each outside corner flap.


3. Tuck in each corner pleat, and secure with the flap to form a side wall of the box. Repeat until the box is formed. Repeat process to form a second lid-less box.


4. Trim a 10x12" piece of Almond Plain. Score 2 and 4" from each outside edge. Cut along inner vertical scorelines, turn up side walls and adhere flaps to form a 2x4" box. Insert the Green boxes into the Almond box. If all went according to plan, they should fit, along with the bottles.


5. Trim a 2.25" square from the wood veneer (CS goodie), round corners, and add a sticker.


6. Wrap the cutapart strip around the Almond box, keeping the seam of the strip at the front. (The ends of the strip won't quite meet.) Cover the seam with the sticker/veneer. Trim tags from wood veneer, punch a hole at the top, and note the scent contained in the bottle. Attach to the bottle with waxed linen.


7. Tah-dah! Instant gift. Well, sorta instant. Follow steps one through six, and you're there.

Thanks for hopping with us! Follow the scent to Hetty Sander's great idea at Craft Chaos.

Creatively yours,
Tricia

27 comments:

  1. What a great gift idea . . . for any time of year! Thanks for sharing the clever gift box punch board ideas!

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  2. What a lovely idea for a gift and I have to check that recipe.
    You made the box look beautiful with the aspen panel.
    Wishing you and yours a very Happy and Creative New Year.

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  3. What a cute idea! Happy New Year!

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  4. Such a good idea with the gift box and the gift itself! I can just imagine different ways to fill up that gift box...Thanks for showing us how you put it all together!

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  5. Great gift idea! Thanks for the tutorial. Think I might have to get me one of those boards.

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  6. Brilliant! Thanks for the inspiration.

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  7. Great idea, Tricia! The creativity of you gals never ceases to amaze me!

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  8. What a sweet gift, in just a few steps. TFS

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  9. great gift idea and fun room spray idea too!!

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  10. So clever! Love the ideas Tricia.

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  11. a cute idea for sure! It would make a great gift.

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  12. Yet another awesome way to use my Gift Box Punch Board with Club Scrap Paper, love it!!!

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  13. The more I see the box punch I guess I have to get one. LOL

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  14. Wowzer! another great idea! Thank you!

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  15. Love this little homemade project Tricia!! Thanks for sharing the step by step instructions.

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  16. Always great to see crafting supplies used for gift ideas. Thanks for the step-by-step instructions, and links for the room spray idea.

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  17. Great idea and thanks for the link to GHM so that I could buy one of these cool tools! You are such an enabler!!

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  18. Wonderful gift idea, for any occasion, with directions! Thanks so much and I hope your family enjoys a wonderful holiday season.
    Cathy

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  19. I love this - but I think I got lost somewhere along the way as I am not exactly sure how to punch and fold. Think I need a video. And maybe one of those boards.

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    1. You'd totally get it if you had the board. LOL!

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  21. "If all went according to plan"...LOL...must get one of those boards...

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