Friday, October 25, 2013

Worry Box with Stars

I can't believe that this is my last post as 
a designer for Creative Paperclay ®.  The last two terms have been a time
for me to grow creatively using a new medium. I hope that you have dug out your 40% off coupons, and bought a package of Creative Paperclay ® at your local craft store.  
Whether a novice or professional, this product will add interest to projects from paper crafting, sculptures, to home decor and jewelry!

Today, I'd like to show you a fun project that will be perfect for worry warts...
and yes, I tend to fall into this category from time to time!

Supply List:
Creative Paperclay ®
gesso
tools as needed
Glue Dots ® adhesive
ribbon
papers as needed
brads
cord
acrylic paint
A few months ago, I had a bit of Creative Paperclay ® left over. 
I wasn't going to use it any time soon and I didn't it to dry out.
So, I rolled it out and cut out star shapes...and stored them for some future use.
If you need a more in depth tutorial about rolling, cutting, and sealing, Click to this CPC Blog Post.
Today, I painted my stars with gold acrylic craft paint.  
I painted the bottom and sides first. Then, a nice coat on the top.

A certain Dollar Spot sells these adorable mail boxes, from time to time.
And apparently I buy a few of these from time to time to time to time...but I digress.
I thought it would make a great Worry Box.
What is a Worry Box?
Well, you write down your worry...you stick in the box...
and you just let life move on...without losing energy on silly fretting. 
I have read that it's great for younger kids too.
Parents can sneak in and read their kids' fears...if their child isn't coming forward on their own.
I like the idea of putting the worry into a box...and moving on.
But...on to the project...
I used papers to decorate and embellish the plain white mail box.
Pop Up  Glue Dots ® are strong and make a GREAT adhesive for these star embellishments.
Back View...
Yes, I was tempted to add even more bling...but I refrained,
for now!  lol
Inside, I typed up a quote from Corrie ten Boom, a woman who lived through World War II, and tried to help others as best as she could, despite danger to herself and her loved ones.
 “Worrying is carrying tomorrow's load with today's strength- carrying two days at once. It is moving into tomorrow ahead of time. Worrying doesn't empty tomorrow of its sorrow, it empties today of its strength.” -- Corrie ten Boom
Then, I stamped stars on matted 3 x 4 inch cards, where I can write my worries down. 
But, I have a sister who admires Corrie ten Boom, and probably has enough worries (hehe)
to fill this mail box, I'll be giving it to her at Thanksgiving!
Thanks so much for visiting the Creative Paperclay ® Blog today.
Dawn Mercedes, of Sunnyside Up 
(Where I will continue to create with this fantastic product!  I hope you'll visit me!)

2 comments:

Barbara Rankin said...

Love your cute little worry box and the stars you used to embellish it. Adorable idea for dealing with your worries. TFS

Molly Freibott said...

Great idea! Love the worry box!