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September 10, 2013

DIY Treasure Boxes With Style


Hello G45ers,

Get ready to unlock inspiration as we share some amazing ideas for DIY treasure boxes today! We could all use some stylish ways to get organized. Treasure boxes offer elegant solutions for storage and beautiful home decor. Plus they also make incredible handmade gifts! With so many uses, treasure boxes are a fun and versatile way to get creative! Today we're going to share a fabulous mixed media treasure box by Miranda Edney featuring our new Mother Goose collection. Then Nichola Battilana will share a marvelous Secret Garden and French Country treasure box and video tutorial. Get ready for fun, G45ers!

We begin by giving a happy hello to all of our friends on the Graphic 45 Facebook page! If you want the latest news on Graphic 45 products, daily inspiration and a way to connect with your fellow G45ers and upload your Graphic 45 creations, check out the Graphic 45 Facebook page! Here is a project that was recently uploaded to our Facebook page by Maggi Harding. She created this exquisite creation with our new 12 Days of Christmas collection. It is pure holiday joy and inspiration! We encourage you all to check out the Graphic 45 Facbeook page for fun and fabulous inspiration!

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Graphic 45 12 Days of Christmas, holiday, decor, Maggi Harding, Facebook

And now it's time for a gorgeous mixed media treasure box by Miranda! You can take any old box and upcycle it with your favorite Graphic 45 papers and Staples. It is so much fun and a perfect way to give new life to an old object! Here Miranda explains her inspiration behind this dazzling project. We also love her use of so many pretty Graphic 45 Metal Staples! This box would make a beautiful gift for someone you love! It would also look amazing in any room of the house. Take it away, Miranda!

"I absolutely LOVE mixed media! I think when a lot of people hear that term , they picture really elaborate colorful pieces. But mixed media can be anything you want it to be! I used tons and tons of mediums on this box, yet it still isn’t very “loud” or “busy”. The beauty of mixed media is just being able to play, get messy, and run with your imagination. I find it incredibly therapeutic to create in this manner! The Mother Goose line has amazing imagery, but still has more subdued patterns like the ones I used on here. So its perfect for any kind of style crafting. I hope you like my box, and are encouraged to create your own mixed media box!" -Miranda


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Mother Goose-Mother Goose

Mother Goose-Checkers

Mother Goose-Twinkle Little Star

Graphic 45 Staples in:

Ornate Metal Key Hole

Ornate Metal Keys

Metal Tag

Flowers by Petaloo, Prima, Iamroses

May Arts Ribbon

Tim Holtz Belt Buckles

Measuring Tape

Lace Applique


Mixed Media Supplies:

Tim Holtz Crackle Paint Rock Candy

Shimmerz Texturez in Patina

Shimmerz Sprays in Olive Branch, Treasured Hymn

Blue Paint

Perfect Pearls Spray in Gold


Alcohol Inks


Next we have another amazing treasure box to share with you. Nichola created this adorable little box using our French Country and Secret Garden collections. This is the perfect creation for housing little trinkets, jewelry, keepsakes and other precious items. These sweet creations also add charm and sophistication to your home decor. Get organized in style with a wonderful handmade treasure box like this one. Want to know how it was made? Nichola has created a fun video tutorial so you can create this box for yourself or someone you love! Have fun and get organized with Graphic 45! Take it away, Nichola!


"This project is so much fun and so simple to make. There’s very little measuring and just a few folds to create this sweet little project. Best of all you could use any of the Graphic 45 6” x 6” pads to create one in your very own style!" -Nichola


Video Tutorial:






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Graphic 45
French Country 6x6 Patterns & Solids Pad

French Country Chipboard 1

Secret Garden > May Flowers

Secret Garden >Springtime

Olde Curiosity Shoppe - Butterfly Specifics

Ornate Metal Label Holder

May Arts Ribbon

Petaloo flowers

Sheet moss

Reindeer moss



***BLUE BOX Sample Materials***

Graphic 45
French Country 6x6 Patterns & Solids Pad

Secret Garden > Beautiful Blooms

Secret Garden >Springtime

Olde Curiosity Shoppe - Butterfly Specifics

Ornate Metal Label Holder

May Arts Ribbon

Paper flowers

Sheet moss

Reindeer moss




We hope you all had fun exploring today's pretty ideas for DIY treasure boxes. These fun and easy creations are sure to lift your spirits and enliven your home decor! Huge thanks to Miranda and Nichola for their fabulous work today. We have more fun and inspiration in store for you all on tomorrow's blog. We hope you'll stop by and see us! Thank you so much for joining us today, G45ers. We hope you all have a terrific rest of your day.


Happy Papercrafting!


Your Friends at Graphic 45



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How Beautiful are these boxes!!!! The colors are suburb. I want to have them in my home.

Beautiful boxes--will have to make one too.

Always beautiful creations on your blog! I'm now looking at all boxes and containers and thinking of how to decorate them with gorgeous G45 paper!! :)

What a fabulous surprise in the Secret Garden Box. I thought the box was very subdued and simple until the cover was lifted. Gorgeous!

I love Miranda's work and watch her YT videos all the time. Nicola's box is wonderful. I'm inspired to try this idea using different themes. Great idea!

So Pretty

Great ideas. Thanks for sharing.

great projects

Absolutely beautiful projects.

Great video filled with

Wow .. love them all!

Miranda's box is stunning, and Nichola's surprise secret garden has inspired me to do the same secret garden but also a tea party and a fairy theme box. An Alice in Wonderland would be fun, too! Thanks Nichola and G45!

cool little box...thanks for the video demo.

great designs today ladies, you showcase the G45 so well....nice off the page projects

Lovely little box, thanks for the tutorial.

WOW! Gorgeous!

Gorgeous treasure box!!! And thank you for showing my altered clock!

Love these gorgeous boxes and Love Graphic 45!

Cute, cute, cute! So creative, and practical!

Very sweet!! Thaks so much for the fabulous tutorial! Graphic 45 followers are sooo talented!!! It is wonderful to see what others create as well!

Love sweet treasure boxes. They Re beautiful :)

Absolutely beautiful projects and thank you for the tutorial.

Before I even read intro,I KNEW the first amazing box was Miranda Edney?! Yes, ok I am semi-stalking her (sorry Miranda, you'll be thinking 'who is this crazy woman?'
The French C box is gorgeous too & shall try to get to video soon. Great stuff today g45!! :))

Lovely projects!

what great projects! I LOVE boxes for so many things. Thanks for sharing.

This mixed media trend is really BIG right now. Thank you for showing us these projects. Nice work!

Such creative uses for boxes! I love them! Will have to get out my papers and make one, maybe for Halloween, my favorite holiday! Thanks for bringing us such creative projects, G45!

Love the boxes! Would be great for gift giving with a piece of jewelry added.

What gorgeously detailed projects! Thanks for the inspiration.

Honestly I love those boxes so much.

amazing boxes for great memories

I just love Nichola's box! So cute!

I love the boxes. Thanks for sharing.

That Secret Garden box is wonderful!!! All the projects are terrific.
<3 J

I love boxes, and then opening a box and finding little treasures. Loved the boxes and that tutorial.

That little secret garden box is so cute! And Nichola's tutorial is excellent. Thank you so much for sharing with us.

Love the inspiration on this blog everyday!

I love learning to make my own boxes from these wonderful papers. Thanks for the inspiration and "how-to" do on this one.

there are absolutely georgous, lovely, lovely!

These are all gorgeous!! I am loving the flowers!!!!

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