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Purim Cereal Boxes

Looking for an earth-friendly and gorgeous solution to mishloach manot packaging this year? Here’s your answer: cereal boxes! Or for that matter any type of box with a non-printed side, and that can be easily opened and reassembled inside out. Start looking around and I’m sure you’ll find lots of options in your very own kitchen.

You’ll Need:

  • cereal boxes
  • light blue acrylic craft paint and paint brush
  • round objects to use as stamps:large bottle caps, wine corks etc.
  • purple puff paint or glittered fabric paint in a bottle applicator
  • glue: tacky craft glue or a hot glue gun
  • lavender ribbon

How To:

  1. Find seams where cereal box is glued together, on one side and bottom.
  2. Carefully open seams with a sharp knife, being careful not to tear box as much as possible
  3. Flatten box on work surface and print with polka dots in this manner: Find a flat round object to use as a stamp, using a paint brush apply paint to object and firmly press onto box. Make sure you don’t use too much paint and that paint is sticky, not runny.
  4. Here’s a photo of printing in this manner on paper:Purim How to print polka dots
  5. Once paint has dried, decorate painted circles with dots of fabric paint. Keep it simple as shown in the photo of the finished box.
  6. Once fabric paint is thoroughly dried (at least five to six hours, best overnight) reassemble box using original tabs, just inside out this time! You’ll need strong tacky craft glue or a hot glue gun to handle this.
  7. Decorate box with ribbon and make a tie closure by punching two holes in top of box just underneath slit of top tab (when tab is closed and on top of box.) Thread ribbon through the holes and up through the slit and tie a bow.
  8. If you’ll be using your box to hold heavy items, reinforce the bottom of the box with another piece of cardboard cut to fit exactly into the box and glued in place.
  9. You can choose to make closed boxes as shown here, or cut off the top portion and make shopping- bag-shaped containers instead. Fill with pastel colored tissue paper or matching cellophane, and make ribbon handles, either one big one from side panel to side panel, or two smaller ones attached to front and back panels. Make holes for the ribbon handles with a hole punch or preferably with a scrapbooking grommet kit.

I hope you enjoyed this project and that you’ll come visit me at creativejewishmom.com for lots more Purim ideas and craft projects year round. See you there, and I promise you, you’ll never look at a cereal box the same way again! Purim Sameach!

Purim Cereal Boxes

Looking for an earth-friendly and gorgeous solution to mishloach manot packaging this year? Here’s your answer: cereal boxes! Or for that matter any type of box with a non-printed side, and that can be easily opened and reassembled inside out. Start looking around and I’m sure you’ll find lots of options in your very own kitchen.

You’ll Need:

  • cereal boxes
  • light blue acrylic craft paint and paint brush
  • round objects to use as stamps:large bottle caps, wine corks etc.
  • purple puff paint or glittered fabric paint in a bottle applicator
  • glue: tacky craft glue or a hot glue gun
  • lavender ribbon

How To:

  1. Find seams where cereal box is glued together, on one side and bottom.
  2. Carefully open seams with a sharp knife, being careful not to tear box as much as possible
  3. Flatten box on work surface and print with polka dots in this manner: Find a flat round object to use as a stamp, using a paint brush apply paint to object and firmly press onto box. Make sure you don’t use too much paint and that paint is sticky, not runny.
  4. Here’s a photo of printing in this manner on paper:Purim How to print polka dots
  5. Once paint has dried, decorate painted circles with dots of fabric paint. Keep it simple as shown in the photo of the finished box.
  6. Once fabric paint is thoroughly dried (at least five to six hours, best overnight) reassemble box using original tabs, just inside out this time! You’ll need strong tacky craft glue or a hot glue gun to handle this.
  7. Decorate box with ribbon and make a tie closure by punching two holes in top of box just underneath slit of top tab (when tab is closed and on top of box.) Thread ribbon through the holes and up through the slit and tie a bow.
  8. If you’ll be using your box to hold heavy items, reinforce the bottom of the box with another piece of cardboard cut to fit exactly into the box and glued in place.
  9. You can choose to make closed boxes as shown here, or cut off the top portion and make shopping- bag-shaped containers instead. Fill with pastel colored tissue paper or matching cellophane, and make ribbon handles, either one big one from side panel to side panel, or two smaller ones attached to front and back panels. Make holes for the ribbon handles with a hole punch or preferably with a scrapbooking grommet kit.

I hope you enjoyed this project and that you’ll come visit me at creativejewishmom.com for lots more Purim ideas and craft projects year round. See you there, and I promise you, you’ll never look at a cereal box the same way again! Purim Sameach!

WE MOVED…

To Sketch42blog.com

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The bigger the vase, the less you have to do to make it look good.

A. You can do nothing. See above.

B. You can throw some branches in it.new_pics_048jpg

C. Tall flowers like Cala Lilies look good inside, no need to bother arranging them.img_01551

D. You can float an orchid in it, or drown it.

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These are all easy last minute flower arrangements that look awesome with minimal effort. Ikea’s Bladet vases range from $7.99 to $49.99 and look great!

Sometimes, especially in these times, it’s the little upgrades you make to your life that really make a HUGE difference. They dont have to be expensive, but every time you see or touch one of these hidden treasures in your house, you will smile.

1. Slimline Hangers- add about 3 feet to your closet’s hanging room.

SlimLine Pink Kids Hanger

2. Maldon Sea Salt. I ONLY use this salt. You can buy it on Amazon.

Malden Sea Salt

3. J Crew Cashmere Sweaters

4. Great Knives as in Cutco

5. An organized pantry. Empty all the boxes you buy into Click Clacks with printed labels

Food Storage

6. A label maker

7.  Great sheets. You spend a third of your life in bed, dont skimp. You can get really great sheets at Marshall’s Home Goods.

8. Pandora.com. Personalized radio stations are the wave of the future.

9. Raika Photo Albums. Print out your damned pictures already!

10. Monogramed Stationary

11. Molton Brown Hand Soap. I also love their Black Pepper Body Wash.

12. Truffle Oil, yummy on eggs sunday morning. Even better with #13.

13. Fresh squeezed OJ. If you cant find that, Valencia Orange Juice is awesome!

14. Put a sheepskin rug in your closet- it feels awesome on your bare feet when you are getting dressed. They sell them at Ikea for 20 bucks.

15. A jumpsuit- 1 piece and you are ready to go.s09_04jpg16. Raybans- any style will do and you will look cool and current no matter what.

17. Scarves!!!!!! This is literally a NYC obsession. Perfect for any weather, snuggly even in summer – indoors with freezing AC. The $5 ones sold at street corners are the best. scarves

18. Plants, buy any plant, pot it  and freshen up your house. Even if you do end up killing the plant (as so many of us do) it will definitely last longer than cut flowers.

19. Buy the best Extra Virgin Olive Oil you can afford.

20. Sirius Radio- I love you Howard!

21. Fiji water bottle holders- yep, the silver ones you see in restaurants. One sad fact of NYC living is that you will always be parched at night. Forced Air is horrible, but keep these awesome water bottle holders by your bed and you will never forget to refill them. Love the original style or the bamboo.

500mL Silver Bamboo Signature Sleeve

22. Blank Jeans- These babies are so basic, skinny and  affordable and keep their shape through tens of wearings. Available @ Intermixonline.comSHINY SKINNY BLK PANT

23. NY Times Weekender. Cup of coffee and the paper on the weekend. Nothing better.

Black Candles

It’s no where near halloween, but lately I have been really into black candles in candelabras and candle sticks and even chandeliers.

Black candles are chic, cheap and punch up a room with glamour.

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Miles Redd likes them too.
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Jenna Lyons living room. picture-8-1
This pic is from Eddie Ross’s Etsy shop.
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Iphone junkies can download this awesome app which allows you to transform your favorite pics into works of art by easily rubbing color out or into a pic. So cool and really easy!

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