Altered Snowman Box

Hi everyone! Tonya here with a fun altered box project just in time for Christmas.

I have a collection of cell phone boxes that I wanted to alter and I finally broke one out and decided to use some of my Little Birdie Craft stash to create a snowman theme gift box.

Here’s What You’ll Need:

Step 1

Gather the Tattered Lace and Tattered French Rose Mat Chalk Acrylic Paints, sponge brush and paint tray.

Step 2

Before painting the SmoothFoam 2″ Ball, lightly sand any ridges, apply two coats of  Tattered Lace paint and let dry.

Step 3

Apply two coats of  Tattered Lace to the Laser Cut Wreath and let dry.

Step 4

Lightly apply a coat of mint green chalk ink over the wreath. Next use the end of a paint brush and dip dot Tattered French Rose to create berries on the wreath.

Step 5

Fold the 4″ pastel pink doily in half and continue to fold until it looks like a fan. Run a bead of Zip Dry glue to the outer edge and sprinkle Vanilla Sparkling Dotties.

Step 6

Cut and glue patterned cardstock to cover verbiage on the lid. Next add white 4″ doily, the pastel pink doily and wreath to the lid.

Step 7

Cut two 4″ pieces of White Crochet Ribbon 2cm and tie together. This will be the snowman’s scarf.

Step 8

Before adding the scarf, glue two black Dew Drops and a carrot nose to the snowman head. Next apply Mod Podge to the whole head and sprinkle fine clear glitter and let dry. Now add Pink Ric Rac Ribbon 7mm trim to each side of the lid. Wrap each side of the lace scarf around the “neck” of the snowman.

Step 9

Loop and tie off cording and thread and glue under the lace scarf. Next deconstruct a mint green flower from the Spring Button Paper Daisies  and roll one of the flowers to create a bud and glue both to the side of the snowman’s neck along with holly leaf diecut.

Step 10

Draw a circle onto a piece of vintage sheet music, cut out, fold in half, roll to create a hat and glue together. Add a bead of adhesive around the bottom of the hat and sprinkle Vanilla Sparkling Dotties.

Step 11

Glue the hat to the snowman’s head and you are finished!

Now all I need to do is add a present and it will be ready to give as a gift…or maybe I will keep it??? Who knows!

Thanks for stopping by and if you have any questions about this project please let me know.


Hope your day is wonderful and enjoy creating!

Tonya Trantham


Quick and Easy Holiday Gift Tags

The holidays are fast approaching! If you would like to add a personal touch to your gift wrapping this year why not try these quick and easy gift tags.  Little Birdie has so many cute embellishment packs.  They come with color-coordinated trims and embellishments that are perfect for creating gift tags.

What You’ll need:

Step One

Use the card punch to cut out patterned paper for the top of the gift card. Cut plain textured paper for the bottom, to allow for written messages.  Use a glue stick or scrapbooking glue to adhere together.

Step Two

Apply adhesive and then add a strip of ribbon to the bottom third of the tag.  Follow this with a sprinkle of sequins.


Step Three

Paint the three dimensional kraft paper letter, then remove the sticker backing and apply it to the gift tag.

Finally, punch a hole in the top of the card and thread the coordinating ribbon from the Little Birdie pack through the hole.

You are now ready to write on the back and use it on your gift.  This pretty creation is a thoughtful handcrafted gift tag for your friends and family. This is super simple and lots of fun!

Thanks for stopping by!

Check out Little Birdie for other fun embellishments, a great range of paint colors, stickers and ribbons.  Can’t wait to see what you make!





This Princess Tag is Bursting With Flowers

princess gift tag

This Princess tag is bursting with flowers!!

I just couldn’t help myself; when a vintage girl gets an envelope full of various goodies from Little Birdie Crafts it’s very difficult to not want to use it all on one thing.

Look at this pile of goodies! Keep reading to see this princess tag. And, click HERE to see another project with some fine gentlemen friends.

Now, I didn’t use it all; but trust me, I sure did try hard.  Tags are so fun and a great topper for a gift.  Just add a nice piece of cardstock on the back side and write a note or print something pretty up.

Here’s What You’ll Need:

The completed Princess tag will measure 6″ x 3″ and would look so lovely on a holiday gift for a young lady.


Never be afraid to layer on your projects.  Pull out all your supplies and place them down without adhering them, first and move it around until it looks good.  Often, I will take a quick picture so I can remember.  I take it off and put aside in the layers so that I can put it back together the way I like it.

I always use recycled materials for my tags, I love using the packaging if it is appropriate and Little Birdie Crafts definitely thought about their beautiful packaging and how it could be upcycled.  I cut down the sides to make the right size tag, this one is 6″ x 3.”  I inked the edges to give it a more vintage look.

I then added the inked chipboard on the left side of the tag so that it hung over the edge so that it would not get lost among all the flowers.  Add ribbon/trim, Princess stickers and of course this beautiful pearl trim.

You Can Change Colors!

Whenever you have a light or white colored embellishment, remember you can always change its color.  I wanted to bring some more green into the tag to collaborate with the leaves more, so I used some paint and boom, its green!  The other flowers have small round silver balls that I adhered, then painted the same way.

Who Will It Be For?

Add some beautiful trim to the top to complete the tag and its ready to share with someone special.

Thank you for stopping by, for more inspiration visit my blog at

Candy Rosenberg