Monday, 5 October 2015

Man box


As you know I sell painted and decorated boxes at craft fairs. I decided to try making a box for the men for a change. It is hard to find presents for men at craft fair so I have just made one and will see if it sells. The box has been painted grey and then lightly distressed.


A close up of the decoration. I used a TH cogs die. The large one has been sanded and I then added gilding wax. The second one was die cut from black and I then added bronze embossing powder. I wanted to make both cogs distressed rather than perfect colouring all over. The metal wheels and cog are also TH,  the washers are from hubby's garage and I added a key charm.

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13 comments:

misteejay said...

You are right when you say there never seems to be much for the guys at fayres. Great box Marianne - hope it proves to be a winner for you.
Toni xx

Sammy said...

Ohhh, loving the steampunk look! And the cogs are distressed beautifully. x

meg said...

Wonderful box Marianne hope you get lots of orders.

Sandra H said...

What a lovely way to decorate box Marianne l love the idea of what you have created x

Bad Kitty said...

Wonderful box

Rainey's Craft Room said...

Men can be quite difficult to buy for but this should certainly fit the bill.
Lorraine

julie_woolston said...

Fabulous gift box Marianne love the steampunk theme.
Hugs Julie xxx

cuilliesocks said...

Hi Marianne, a brilliant box, love the cogs. I wonder what a man would put into it?, Kate x

Linda Simpson said...

Fabulous male box and love the cogs!
Hugs
Linda xxx

scrAPpamondo said...

I think that this is a perfect gift box for a male and I'm sure that you will sell it very quickly! Wonderful metal look for the cogs!

Deb said...

Wow, amazing Marianne, love those cogs!
Many thanks for joining in our masculine challenge on Cute Card Thursday this week!
Debx

Avril Watson said...

Is this a way to try and replace "THE MAN DRAWER", LOL...a fantastic box, Marianne, don't think this will be on your stall for long, hugs xxx

Sue said...

This is fab Marianne, great to have something for the men. Thank you so much for joining in with our texture challenge at Country View Crafts. Sue xx