Tuesday, April 3, 2012

The land of good intentions

Have you ever been to this land...the land of good intentions?
I seem to frequent it way too often.  It starts when I lay in bed at night thinking about what a productive
day I will have when the next morning arrives.  My brain just can't shut off.  Believe me I have tried many
times and it just doesn't work.  "I will sew this and make that and paint this and finish that...and, and,
and!  Before I know it the "next day" has come and gone and I am lying in bed once again dreaming
of this far away land.  So close , but yet so far away! {for me anyways} 

I will happily admit that some of these good intentions actually came to fruition a few days ago when
I painted and embellished these darling little egg cartons that I have had for a couple years. 

I could not decide what I wanted to do with them so they just hung out in my studio until a couple days
ago when inspiration struck.  It all started with some chocolate strawberry Lindt truffles that I found in
my cupboard and forgot I even had. 

First I painted the boxes and then embellished them with a graphic that I found from The Graphics Fairy
quite some time ago.

I added some sparkly glitter to the tops of them...

...along with some other pretty embellishments.

I tied white crinkled seam binding ribbon through the middle of the carton lid where there
was a hole ...

...and added a tag as well. This way when you open the box the tag lays right on top of the truffles.

I also took small white doilies and lined the four little egg compartments with them.

As a finishing touch I tied them up with seam binding ribbon or striped twine.

Now wouldn't you love to get one of these for Easter? I know I would. lol.
 {Now I wish I had more of these little cartons!}

Happy Tuesday and Happy upcoming Easter!!


stefanie said...

ok!!!you just killed me with CUTENESS!!!!!!

Ozma of odds said...

the land of odds IS soooo the land of good intentions ~ wanna come and play?!


lovin' your creations.
those "baby" egg cartons are tooo cute ~ you must have a "little" on your brain ~ gee, i wonder why??!!
congrats on another precious one:)
and happiest spring dear Sandi!

xo, Rosemary

Mumzie said...

So cute! I have the same problem with all my lists...oh well, always another day. :)

Blessed Serendipity said...

Those are so pretty and decorated so nicely. You can check off another project from the to do list. Happy Easter to you.


Becs said...

Oh what adorable egg cartons! I love the sparkles too! Nice way to give candy. Becs

Mary Ellen said...

Such darling little egg cartons! I have never seen 4 egg packages like this before. My you have done a marvelous job of bringing out their full potential!!

bee blessed

Bliss said...

Those are adorable, as I am currently living in the land of good intentions, hopefully to just get eggs dyed.


suzeeez said...

I love them ....and I want them :o)

GARAGE SALE GAL ~ Deb's Earthly Delights said...

I love those little egg cartons and you made them look so pretty. Yes, I would love to have one LOL!
Happy Easter Blessings.
p.s. I NEVER forget that I have chocolate in my house!

Shanon at Vintage Sparkle Chic said...

Adorable!!! I love this idea. Yes, I would love to receive this sweet little package. :)


julie - eab designs said...

Oh My - I have been to the land of good intentions many a time! I adore these little egg cartons and now I will be drifting off to sleep tonight thinking about where I can find some of these cute little cartons too. Love them.

Shabby chic Sandy said...

Those are so cute--what a sweet Easter gift. Love the pale colors you used..and the ribbon. Looks lovely!

Irene said...

These are adorable. I know when I spent forever decorating the box of something I was giving, the gift recipient just discarded it, well you can bet, I retrieved it and re-gifted.

Bente said...

What a fantastic idea. I love them. They look so beautiful.

Hugs Bente

Bee happy said...

Great job on the boxes they look so cute, inside and out :)

Bee happy x
Have a delicious day!

Lady Pamela said...

I think you got plenty done. I love your little egg cartons. Especially the 'eggs' hee hee.
Great design, dear faraway friend.

Barbara Jean said...

Like I said on FB...tooo cute!!!
Great job sweetie.
And about that lying in bed thinking of things you could do next day..Guilty here too.
It does not take me long to get to sleep but the next day instead of doing things, I just think about more thins to do.
Not very productive right now, but, it is what it is, for whatever reason it is.

barbara jean

Susie said...

Sandi, Those cartons are so darn adorable. I absolutely love them. You are a creative crafter girl. Smiles to you, Susie(She Junks)

Irene said...

I hear you, on the dreaming of things to do. I have such a list. I started taking my upholstery class so I could re-do my living room settee, I'm now on chair #3 and the settee is no where near "next in line". Of coarse when I started to upholster, some of the furniture needed a little care, so I took a furniture refinishing class, well we are limited to 3 pieces, I have 6, so twice a week. I'm tired thinking about it all.


Sandi, you are so doggone clever! I LOVE your sweet gift boxes.


Miss Gracie's House said...

Oh, I know this place well...motivation is what I am lacking...no get-up-and-go. Your egg cartons are adorable!!! Way to go...
and yay on your new grandbaby coming...fun!
He is risen...Happy Resurrection Sunday!

The Vintage Farmhouse said...

The land of good intentions....I think I permanently live there! Your eggs cartons are darling!

A Cottage Muse said...

I would have been by sooner but I was stuck in "the land"! Ha!
These are beautiful Sandi and your pictures are wonderful!
Happy Easter!

Donna said...

Those are just adorable!

Marydon said...

You have my address!! Chuckle! They are fabulous, Sandi. What a wonderful idea & so pretty.

Have a blessed Easter
Love ya!

NanE said...

I absolutely adore what you did with these little egg cartons, precious! And yes, I can relate to laying in bed thinking, thinking, thinking! I want to go to sleep but my brain just won't quit talking to itself. Sorry to hear about your appendectomy and hope you are feeling better now. Blessings, Nan

DownTheLaneWithDaisy said...

I just found your blog and I love those Easter egg cartons. Hope you're feeling much better!!