Since retiring my MIL has taken up quilting and become a Quilter-with-a-capital-Q! So when I saw the files for this project on sale, I swooped 'em up and set about finding papers.
She let slip one of her favorite color combinations: (blue, red, white), so I spent the summer finding 6 different kinds of printed cardstock with that in mind. The directions for the project didn’t call for it, but I went ahead and added some blue embroidery floss knots at the inside corners to give it a little hand-tied look.
The rest of the box is intended to look wood-ish with metal bands attached by rivots. So brown cardstock, metallic black cardstock, and black brads were put to use.
The box is about 11.5" (29.2 cm) square and 4.5" (11.5) high (including the raised part of the lid).
We’ll be putting a the rest of her wrapped gifts inside so it will be a box and a gift! I think she’ll probably display this in her sewing room or seasonally in her family room.
I used my Cricut Explore and files from svgcuts.com.