Marie Browning

"Inspiring and honoring creativity"

Blog Hop with Lily Criswell August 8, 2014

So happy to be blog hopping with guest designer Lily Criswell! Our amazingly talented guest is only 9 years old and already a seasoned designer! Play along and have a chance to win Tombow product! If you just came from Jennie’s blog, you are on the right track! If not you may want to start at the Tombow Blog. It’s also back to school time so Mom’s can celebrate by crafting this elegant pencil box – not for the children, it’s for you! 

IMG_0904I started by re-purposing a box I had. With some book pages and Tombow’s Aqua Liquid Glue I decoupaged on the sides and on the inside. Aqua Glue is a amazing glue for this purpose, and the build in applicator makes it mess free! I simply cut book pages to fit the sides and applied an layer of Aqua to attach. I also brushed on a coat of Aqua on top to give it a nice matte finish. Do you see the book page pencil? Yes, Aqua worked perfectly to cover the pencil as well! 


I also added book pages on the inside – I didn’t worry about tears and wrinkles as I liked the distressed look! The ribbon handle and front label embellishment were added using Power Tabs for a strong, lasting hold. When dry I filled it with my essentials; Tombow Correction Tape, Xtreme Adhesive, Drawing Pencils and a Fudenosuke Brush Pen.  Now I’m all set to mark my fridge calendar with upcoming events!  

blank blackboard sign

Now to win a package of Soft Primary Irojiten Colored Pencils and Xtreme Adhesive please comment on all the Design Team’s projects as well as liking the TombowUSA Facebook page! Your next stop is Lily’s blog to see what she has created for you! 




18 Responses to “Blog Hop with Lily Criswell”

  1. marylouh Says:

    Mary Holshouser
    What a great way to re-purpose a box. Very pretty. Will be great to use at school for pencils, etc.
    thanks for sharing a great project.

  2. Susan Goldstein Says:

    Very cute idea!

  3. gigilynnmckellips Says:

    Fabulous box!

  4. Migdalia Says:

    Creative & super fun!
    Have a wonderful day,
    *Crafting With Creative M*

  5. Joy Crucitti Says:

    Great idea and great products

  6. Cyndi Says:

    Love your box

  7. Tanya Says:

    This is such a cute box!

  8. Carol Mc Says:

    Fantastic back to school project. Just love it.

  9. very cool ! this would look great in a study ♥

  10. Jean Bullock Says:

    How fun.

  11. Gramma Suzi Says:

    Just today I found an old cigar style box! Now I know what I want to do with it! Thanks!

  12. Debbie Fisher Says:

    nice box! love the vintage look

  13. Robin B. Says:

    I love the elegant look of this pencil box, thanks for sharing!

  14. Marie, you always have the neatest ideas. awesome project.

  15. Gail Slagle Says:

    Great project! Love it.

  16. Barb Says:

    This box is too pretty for school. Would be perfect in the living room as a decorative piece. Awesome !

  17. Jennie Says:

    This is gorgeous, Marie!!
    Take Care!!

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