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    I've got a large number of wooden jewellery boxes and chests that I'm currently starting to decorate and was wondering if anyone had any suggestions for different designs etc. They can be as funny, quirky, pretty, unusual as you wish... I will post pictures of any Forum ideas that I turn into actual boxes! I'm starting to work on some animal designs that are similar to my Owl key box for starters.

    These are some of the types of box that I have completed in the past...

    http://www.flickr.com/photos/woodtattoos/2046960912/

    http://www.flickr.com/photos/woodtattoos/2046959888/

    http://www.flickr.com/photos/woodtattoos/2046959498/

    http://www.flickr.com/photos/woodtattoos/2046960400/

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    Wow, your boxes are great. I don;t know how you have the patience (and skill) to do that!!

    I ahve some pattern books and Motifs etc... that I sometimes use for inspiration. They ahve some gret designs in them.

    Ever thought about doing design in art nouveau, art deco, or japanese, or greek even...

    I could scan a few ideas in and zip 'em across to you if you like.

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    • #3
      Originally posted by kipper workshops View Post
      Wow, your boxes are great. I don;t know how you have the patience (and skill) to do that!!

      I ahve some pattern books and Motifs etc... that I sometimes use for inspiration. They ahve some gret designs in them.

      Ever thought about doing design in art nouveau, art deco, or japanese, or greek even...

      I could scan a few ideas in and zip 'em across to you if you like.

      Steve
      I use similar sources for inspiration sometimes as well... I have scrap books full of magazine cuttings/rippings as well as all my arty books!
      All ideas welcome though... just looking to try some new ideas and what better place to ask around for crafty inspiration than the Forum?
      I have one design idea that I'm working on that may appeal to a certain Forum member... nudge nudge, wink wink, say no more...

      Si.
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      • #4
        Well there's no good me suggesting anything as it would be something pink and girlie!

        Can you do colours?

        I quite like fairy type things ... mushrooms?

        Do you use tattoo books as inspiration?
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        • #5
          Originally posted by woodtattoos View Post
          I use similar sources for inspiration sometimes as well... I have scrap books full of magazine cuttings/rippings as well as all my arty books!
          All ideas welcome though... just looking to try some new ideas and what better place to ask around for crafty inspiration than the Forum?
          I have one design idea that I'm working on that may appeal to a certain Forum member... nudge nudge, wink wink, say no more...

          Si.
          Ooooooh you can't leave it like that - you've got to say who might like it! If I'm looking for patterns etc I have a wander round the nearest wallpaper shop to see what they have to offer. Maybe not what you are looking for but it might help. I always find Flickr very inspiring too.
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          • #6
            Originally posted by swirlyarts View Post
            Ooooooh you can't leave it like that - you've got to say who might like it!
            I can... and I think you'll find I have!!

            Si.
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            • #7
              Spoilsport!
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              • #8
                how about pirate designs on the treasure chest box?

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                • #9
                  How do you decorate them? What about covering them in fabric, or decorating with beads? HTH
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                  • #10
                    Originally posted by woodtattoos View Post
                    I have one design idea that I'm working on that may appeal to a certain Forum member... nudge nudge, wink wink, say no more...

                    Si.
                    I wonder if it clucks?! LOL

                    Having seen your lovely wedding place name settings Si, I just wondered about boxes with some words on? Like nursery boxes with some words of well known nursery rhymes running around the box with nursery type pictures on?

                    Maybe some with the words of famous poems or hymns etc - you could have romantic themed boxes with matching words running round - inspirational sayings - religious themed ones (that might be nice to keep In Memorium keepsakes inside?)

                    hth
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                    • #11
                      [quote=JBJB;74947I quite like fairy type things ... mushrooms? [/quote]

                      Ooh yes! Fairy toadstools! Got a thing about Mushrooms and Toadstools at the moment.

                      I'm also a mad keen William Morris fan. Some of his designs (or even adaptations of) would look fab burnt onto wood.
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                      • #12
                        Thanks for all ideas so far, I'm still working on the boxes and will post pics when I finish a few more! Keep the ideas coming...

                        Si.
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                        • #13
                          Originally posted by Focus on Life View Post
                          I wonder if it clucks?! LOL

                          Having seen your lovely wedding place name settings Si, I just wondered about boxes with some words on? Like nursery boxes with some words of well known nursery rhymes running around the box with nursery type pictures on?



                          hth
                          shaz x
                          Now that's a good idea - like the fab Nursery Rhyme plate! It would be great as a new baby gift or Christening gift certainly.
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                          • #14
                            What about tooth-fairy boxes?
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                            • #15
                              Originally posted by JBJB View Post
                              What about tooth-fairy boxes?
                              That's a good idea... I might do that for the really small bean pot sizes. I expect little fabric pouches must be good for tooth fairy bags as well for all the textilers out there, as they would be easier to put under pillows?

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