Tuesday, December 9, 2014

Mini Christmas Chest

This piece was inspired by Shelly Hickox, she made a beautiful chest of drawers. I wanted to make something similar, but different! I wanted to just have a few drawers to add little trinkets or candy for
the grandchildren to find. A soft glow from a battery operated candle would add a final touch that I was looking for.

Here’s what you need:
  • Ultra-Thin Glue Dots®
  • Craft Glue Dots®
  • 1″ Glue Lines® 
  • Christmas Past Collection - Graphic 45
  • Red cardstock
  • Hitch Fasteners
  • Metal Snowflakes
  • Tin Roll
  • Battery Operated Candle
  • Metal Bell Embellishment
  • 1 Brad
  • 4 – Metal Feet (Optional; I used Sliding Closet Door Replacements)
  • Little Sizzles Mat Board – Sizzix
  • Die Cut Machine – Sizzix Big Kick
  • Candy Drawer Sizzix Die Cut (Eileen Hull)
  • Label & Buckle Sizzix Die Cuts (Eileen Hull)
  • Plaque & Postage Sizzix Die Cuts (Tim Holtz)
  • Hole punch
Here’s what you do:
  1. Cut 4 candy drawers using the Little Sizzles Mat Board.
  2. Put together all candy drawers using Ultra-Thin Glue Dots and 1″ Glue Lines.
  3. Adhere candy drawers together using Ultra-Thin Glue Dots, Stacking three of the drawers.
  4. Measure and cut paper to adhere to the outside stack of three drawers.
  5. The remaining drawer you will measure and adhere your paper to the outside of just that drawer.
  6. The single drawer is now ready to adhere to the bottom drawer of the stack of three. Adhere it using Ultra-Thin Glue Dots.
  7. Cover each of the inside drawers with different papers from the collection and adhere using Ultra-Thin Glue Dots.
  8. Die cut four of the Label & Buckle with red cardstock and adhere to each of the drawers using Ultra-Thin Glue Dots.
  9. Punch hole in center of each drawer and add snowflake and hitch to each.
  10. Measure your chest of drawers and cut a back for it using Little Sizzles Mat board and die cut top with the Plaque side of die.
  11. Adhere paper to back.
  12. Using your Ultra-Thin Glue Dots, carefully apply it to the back of the outside of the drawers and adhere them to the back.
  13. Cut out a piece of one of the papers to add to the back, just over the candle. Use brad to secure. (optional)
  14. Add metal bell embellishment to top center using Ultra-Thin Glue Dots.
  15. Wrap metal around candle and adhere using 1″ Glue Lines.
  16. Adhere metal feet to bottom of drawers using Ultra-Thin Glue Dots.
  17. Turn your battery operated candle on and enjoy.
Don’t forget to fill the drawers with candy for the kids to find!
Mini Christmas Chest of Drawers
Happy Holidays,


Craft Addicts - Tracy Evans said...

Gorgeous Donna,move the papers you used and he wonderful traditional colours. Gorgeous piece. Tracy x

Linda M. Cain said...

This is over- the- moon COOL!

Jean Bullock said...

I love, love, love this!

Della said...

I don't understand #10
Measure your chest of drawers and cut a back for it using Little Sizzles Mat board and die cut top with the Plaque side of die.

I want to make a chest like this but don't get how you cut the chipboard back with a pretty edge on the top?? what is plaque side of die?