Here I am trying to figure out which boxes to use, and I put in some patterned paper in the background.
Next step was to add paper to the boxes, inside and on the outside of the ones that would be visible. I brought a few photos and was able to include all of my family in my box - yay!
The outside of the box was also covered with scraps, and then I used Tim Holtz paper tape to go over all the edges of the boxes, and inked it up.
My tree was perfect for me, so all I added were some colored beads to look like ornaments, and a bit of glue to keep them in place. Next step was to glue it in the big box with lots of glue (3 in 1).
I found the extra boxes I wasn't going to use were perfect for organizing all the little items I was adding to my creation.
My hubby's box with a musical angel, greenery, a bit of southwestern jewelry, the #1, and some pearls, because I remember him telling me how he liked his mama's pearls.
Did you guess that is me? Years ago at Christmas on my new trike! I added an angel, a green bulb, a little spool of thread and a clothespin.
In the main section is the tree and presents, and on the shelf at the top is a section for my older son. There is a photo of him with the "Santa" hat on. There's a treasure jar, some outdoorsy things...again, I tried to use objects for each person that remind me about them. One final step once I got home was to mod-podge the box to finish it.
Now, I wonder who has been extremely observant and discovered the same item that I put in each section? Let me know if you figure it out!