Saturday, 12 November 2016

Oval wooden box with nutcracker

Here I am again because I just finished this oval wooden box with a nutcracker... yes, I'm preparing for Christmas!

The image was cut out from a Caspari paper napkin. For the crackles I used DecoArt Chalky Finish Crackle Medium. The basic was dark brown, but after I chose DecoArt Americana White Wash for the top and Mistletoe for the bottom. 

The star was made with Tim Holtz Layering Stencil (Stars) and DecoArt Americana Glorious Gold. 

And because of my nice crackles ;-) I would like to join the November challenge of A Vintage Journey: Cracking Up!

And the Anything But Cute challenge: Rustic Glam

I hope you like it! Happy crafting!


  1. Such a lovely Christmas box with a real traditional touch .Wonderful use of a napkin image . Your nutcracker looks rather grand , if not proud to be atop his crackled box .
    Thanks for sharing with us at A Vintage Journey x

  2. The nutcracker is a splendid chap and he looks wonderful on top of your beautifully crackled box Monika! Thanks so much for joining in our Rustic Glam challenge at Anything But Cute.

    While I am here, thanks too for joining in our Cracking Up challenge at A Vintage Journey. Anne xx

  3. GORGEOUS! LOVE that you used the napkin...I always save napkins and encourage my students too. Brilliant. LOVE the crackle, love the whole box. Wonderful!

  4. Gorgeous vintage crackled box! I love your nutcracker image! Thank you so much for joining in our Rustic Glam challenge at Anything But Cute! Branka DT

  5. I love that DecoArt crackle - one of my favourite crackle mediums. It looks great here in the Christmassy colours - the green with the gold stars is so cool, and the weathered white sets off your fabulous Nutcracker perfectly. Thanks for joining us on A Vintage Journey again.
    Alison x

  6. Your box is lovely Monika and I adore your nutcracker man too. YUMMY crackle! Thanks bunches for joining the Anything But Cute Rustic Glam Challenge! j.


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