This week we thought it’d be nice to make something for Dad, for his birthday or perhaps something to put away for Christmas – a pen and pencil pot. It also makes a useful gift for any relative who has a home office or craft room.
I’ve used an MDF square pot which can be purchased at lots of the general craft and hobby stores or online from one of the MDF craft suppliers. To decorate it I’ve used a Spellbinders 3D M-bossabilities embossing folder (almost any will do) to emboss 2 sheets of 180 gsm plain white card. (I used ‘Ornamental swirls’.)
Once the card is embossed cut out four pieces exactly the size of the sides of your pot. Choose what colour Distress ink pad you want to use and gently blend the ink all over the four pieces. You will find that the embossed parts will be darker than the rest simply because they are raised and therefore attract more ink. I used a little Treasure Gold rubbed very lightly over some of the highest embossed swirls to give the texture a lift.
You can add a little border of lace around the top to finish it off or choose any strip die, border die or border punch with a contrasting colour card.
Another project for the kids next Wednesday in the meantime – have fun!