26 December 2014

XMAS TEA BOXES

UPCYCLED EMPTY TEA BOXES
{Warning Photo Heavy Post}

Happy Boxing Day to all my bloggy friends and I trust that you all had a blessed Christmas yesterday or just felt the love and peace on the day, if you do not celebrate Christmas.  Me and the hubby had a very peaceful day, just the two of us, as we already had our family celebrations last Saturday.  It was also my niece, Heidi's middle son's 9th Birthday celebration on 20 December, so it was a double festive celebration.
I baked some homemade chocolate crunchies and fruit squares to fill these empty tea boxes with.  I decorated the boxes with BoBunny design papers and the sentiment is from DIGISTAMPS4JOY called JOY N PEACE and can be purchased here.  The sentiment has been coloured here and there with Copics.  The flat pearls are from my stash.





The tasty treats inside:


I would love to try my hand at the following challenges with my little upcycled tea boxes:

A Gem of a Challenge - Anything Christmas
Allsorts - Last minute gifts
Craftyhazelnuts Christmas Challenge - Whatever is needed for Christmas
We Do Doobadoo - Festive Spirit
613 Avenue Create - ATG with optional twist
Come and Get It - Merry Christmas
My Besties Norge - Christmas/New Year Celebration
Pile it On - ATG Christmas/Holiday
Sentimental Sundays - Anything but a card with a sentiment
That Craft Place - ATG (1/1)
The Christmas Challenge - ATG as long as it is Christmas
Card Mania - Christmas (3/3)
Dream Valley - Christmas (3/3)
Melonheadz - Christmas/Winter Holiday
Not Just Cards - ATG
Scrapbook Stamp Society - ATG + Option Christmas
Stamp and Create - Christmas
Stamps and Fun = Creativity - Christmas
The Crazy Challenge - Everything Goes
Deep Ocean - Christmas all around
Just Inspirational - Christmas
PDE Linky Party - ATG
Through the Craft Room Door - ATG (2/2)
Bafies Kreativladen - Gift Packaging
Inspiration Destination - ATG
Miriams Crafting Blog - Handmade Gifts
The Paper Shelter - Christmas Challenge - ATG (3/3)
Pennys Paper Crafty - ATG (3/3)
Word Art Wednesday - ATG
A Girl who Crafts - Christmas
Altered Eclectics - ATG
Always Something Creative - Christmas
Bearly Mine - Anything but a card
Craftyhazelnuts Christmas Extra - ATG Christmas
Craftyhazelnuts Patterned Paper Challenge - ATG
Scrap It Girl - Wrap it Up
Scribbles Designs - Tis the Season
Sparkles Monthly Challenge - ATG
The Craft Garden - Christmas
Recycle Re-Purpose Re-Invent - ATG but must Recycle
CRAFT - ATG
The Outlawz Twisted Thursday - Twist is ATG
Just Add Ink - Giving


Leaving you with some of the family photos taken to Birthday/Christmas Celebration:


My nieces, Liesl and Heidi with Alisha and yours truly

The Birthday boy - Zander

The little poser Alisha, Zander's sister

The guys having a little fun

My niece Heidi and her beautiful family

Thank you again for all your wonderful visits during 2014 and all the love you left for me here.  Wishing you all a blessed time during the remainder of the festive season.

Crafty hugs

78 comments:

  1. Oh what beautiful tea boxes. I love the way you decorated them. And the yummies inside, how delicious! Thank you for sharing your beautiful family with us. It's always wonderful to learn a little more about our bloggie friends :-) I hope that you and yours had a wonderful Christmas and my 2015 be filled with Blessings! Thank you, too, for all your many visits to my blog and for all the very encouraging comments you have left.
    Hugs,
    Lena
    Lena’s Creations

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  2. Desire your altered tea boxes are absolutely fabulous! i am definitely inspired to do something similar, i love it. also your photos are too much fun! i hope you enjoyed your quiet Christmas day with hubby, and happy boxing day back to you! may your new year be a blessing. xo

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  3. Beautiful photos, and the tea boxes are lovely and creative.

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  4. Beautiful all of it Desire, love the re cycled tea boxes and the most gorgeous photos.xxx
    {The Journey is the Start – my personal blog}

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  5. Love the boxes - and the filling! Great photos too! Hugs, Valerie

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  6. Great project love the filling and love the photos. Thanks for joining our challenge at Penny's Paper Crafty. Jennifer DT member

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  7. Such beautiful boxes you´ve made here hun, and what a lovely family you have too, and with this many, I can sure see, why you ned to make soo many boxes too ha ha ha.
    A wonderful christmastime to you and your wonderful family too.

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  8. what a wonderful job !!!
    happy christmas
    hugs
    céline

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  9. you have made these very beautiful Desire and fab and gorgeous and funny pictures.
    Gr Karin

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  10. And Desire


    Thanks for join us at ScrapbookStampSociety Challenge.

    Greetings Karin DT Coördinator

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  11. What awesome up cycled tea boxes, they are so pretty. I love the look of the goodies inside too. Lol!!
    I have said it before and I will say it again, Desire your family are so beautiful and handsome and if they are anything like you they are the same in the inside.
    Happy New Year sweetie.
    Thank you so much for sharing your lovely creation with us at Through the Craft Room Door..
    Hugs
    Cathy DT Member
    xxxxxxx

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  12. Those boxes are gorgeous!! Wow!! What a wonderful gift idea!!! And loving the family photos!!! Gorgeous!!!!!!!

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  13. Great idea with your tea boxes, and love your photos! Thank you for Linking Up at PDE Linky Party.
    ~Janis, PDE Linky Party owner
    Pause Dream Enjoy Page on Facebook

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  14. Lovely gift boxes - a super bit of recycling.
    Hope you have been enjoying the Festive Season and I wish you all the very best for 2015.
    Toni xx

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  15. Arts, Merry Christmas to you and your family

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  16. Love the gorgeous design and lovely goodies. Beautiful photographs.
    Hugs
    Linda xxx

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  17. The tea boxes are so pretty. What a nice project. Especially what comes in them. Thank you for joining us at Come And Get It challenge. Bunny DT

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  18. I love what you've done with the tea boxes. I admire your home made flower embellishments and the hours you put into making them. The boxes look so tasteful as do you Christmas treats. Thank you so much for sharing your love of paper. We really appreciate that you are posting art with us in this two week challenge, at Word Art Wednesday. Blessings to you and yours, Carole Merry Christmas a day late!

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  19. Beautiful box ,i wish you a merry christmas
    hugs
    laurigami

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  20. These are fabulous gifts Desire, the contents look scrummy.
    Wonderful photographs, it looks like everyone had a fun time.
    Pauline
    x

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  21. Absolutely fabulous. Thanks for joining us at Card Mania Challenges. Good luck and hope you'll join us again.

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  22. These tea boxes have a great design, and they look wonderful the way you decorated them. The contents look really yummy too...

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  23. What gorgeous gift boxes!! I love how you decorated them!! And yummy - the insides look so delicious!! All of your pictures are so beautiful and fun!! Great photography!! I hope you had a wonderful Christmas and that 2015 be filled with so many blessings!! Have a fabulous weekend :)

    Lisa
    A Mermaid's Crafts

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  24. Desire, I am so glad you shared your very creative project at 613 Ave C! Love the up-cycle idea, the colors and distressed edges add so much to the project along with your famous folded little squares! And then, on top of all that,- what a great gift to then fill it with homemade goodies. Very cool indeed!
    ~ginny,
    DT for 613 Ave Create – [ ATG / twist: “Winter Solstice”]
    Owner: RubberMAD at [GettyCollection.com]

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  25. What wonderful gift boxes! And such special treats inside! YUM! :^)
    Love all your photos--you are a great photographer! The dog photos are just hilarious! :^)
    Glad you had a nice holiday--we did as well!
    Sending hugs, Penny

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  26. These must have been a real hit with everyone. What a great way to upcycle and make a yummy to the tummy gift also yummy to the eyes.

    Wonderful family photos. It looks like every one had a great time.

    Blessings to you Now and in the New Year to come,
    Teresa

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  27. Lovely boxes Desire. Great idea. What great amount of work you put into them and the fillings. Thank you for joining us at Recycle, Re-Purpose and Re-invent. Hope to see you back here again in 2015. Judy DT.

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  28. Hi Desire. I have on another hat. Great project - love the fillings and your recycle box design. Thank you for joining us at Altered Eclectics this month. Hope to see you back here in 2015. Judy DT

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  29. The boxes are fabulous! The contents look pretty fabulous. as well! Great pictures of your family celebration! Thanks so much for sharing with us here at 613 Avenue Create. We wish for you and yours a Peaceful, Joyous, and Properous New Year!
    Hugz,
    Chana Malkah, Owner

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  30. Such a great idea! So pretty too... Lovely pictures
    Hugs,
    Antonella :-)

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  31. Beautiful gift boxes!! I so love how you decorated them. And those goodies look so very yummy!!! Thank you so very much for joining our 'Anything Goes' Linky Party at PDE!!!! :)

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  32. Desire, what a delightful offering of altered boxes! Beautifully done and festive for the holidays. Well done!!

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  33. Love your tea boxes Desire. They are always such fun to decorate. Thanks for all your inspiration this past year. I wish you and your hubby a wonderful 2015, with peace, love and joy in abundance.

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  34. Your tea boxes are stunning Desire. Very beautiful. Lovely pictures of your family.
    I haven't been around much because I am still going wild with paint and wall paper to get my little craft space fixed up. Takes longer than I thought.
    Hugs, Veerle xxxx

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  35. Wonderful tea boxes - love them. Thanks for sharing the recipe on Facebook for those fruit squares, will definitely be giving those a go. Beautiful photos. Merry Christmas.

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  36. These are fabulous gifts box, Desire, the contents look fabulous too.I wish you a merry christmas. hugs, Helena

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  37. Such a lovely set of gifts and yummy insides too, thanks for joining us at Allsorts, Merry Christmas, xxxx

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  38. What great upcycled boxes. Love the topper sentiment! The treats look fantastic too! What a fun time you had with your family!

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  39. What a lovely way to package your delicious baking!
    The photos of your family are wonderful, you all look so relaxed and happy together!
    Happy New Year
    Chris
    x

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  40. Beautiful little treat boxes Desire, the design is stunning and I bet the recipients loved the treats inside, they look scrummy! Hope you had a fantastic Christmas and best wishes for a happy crafty new year! :) Donna ♥ x

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  41. The boxes and attention to detail on them are beautiful! I just really loved this whole post with all the photos!! Blessings to you, Desire!

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  42. Absolutely fabulous and what a transformation the boxes and it's contents are gorgeous!! lovely family photos too thank you for sharing them x

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  43. May I try one of the cake you made..looks soo yummyyy
    Adorable creation Desire I naver made a project like this .these are fabulous and great color combo...
    nice picture and your niece family looks so sweet and happy..
    may I ask where are you on thise lovely picture...
    wanna see your smile on there pict too sweety..
    happy holiday
    hugs, Monika

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  44. Great tea boxes! Thanks so much for participating in our Not Just Cards Challenge Blog.
    Happy New Year, Desire!
    Hugs, Kat DT

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  45. What a great idea for using up old tea boxes, I would never have thought to do something like that they turned out amazing and the goodies inside look so yummy. Thank you for joining in in the last ever Bearly Mine Designs challenge. Good Luck xoxoxo

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  46. Wow what a clever and yummy idea, so amazing, I would love those treats that's for sure. I hope you have a fabulous and fantastic New Year for 2015 along with your family & friends, hugs xx

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  47. Your upcycled project is gorgeous!!!! Love recycling and these boxes turned out beautiful!

    Have a wonderful New Year!!!

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  48. Wowwww! Your tea boxes are so FABULOUS!! And your desserts look so delishly yummy! And you have such a gorgeous family!

    Big Hugs,
    Elise

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  49. How beautiful your boxes is!
    Thank you for participating ScrapbookStampSociety Challenge
    Gr.Kaija DT-member

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  50. Get idea. Your tea boxes are outstanding! Thank you for sharing with us at the Glory of Christmas. - Myrna DT

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  51. Those teaboxes are wonderful.
    Gabi

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  52. Wow such beautiful boxes and great idea. Very nice fun photo thanks for sharing!!!

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  53. How special - to receive one of those yummy treats in such a pretty package. Love the packaging of the family in the wigs too ;) Happy holidays.

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  54. Way to recycle those cute tea boxes into fabulous treat boxes! I love that each has your signature folded flowers on top! TFS all the cute and fun family photos too! Wishing you and yours a happy, healthy, and crafty new year in 2015!

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  55. Beautiful family and I love your project, Thanks for joining us at Twist Thursday.
    Hugs, Pat

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  56. Glad you were all having a good time, and quite a good looking lot you are. LOL>

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  57. Such a great and creative idea with the 5 Roses boxes! Beautifully done! Gorgeous photo's too....thanks for sharing! ;-)

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  58. WOW...love you recycled tea boxes (need my address...lol)...what wonderful and fun photos too...nothing better then family and good times...Have a Happy and wonderful New Year!!

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  59. Love the boxes, and those treats look so tasty. Glad you had a great time and the photos are fab x

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  60. Oh what a cute boxes! Thanks for joining us at The Crazy Challenges.

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  61. Thanks for entering The Glory of Christmas challenge 49 with your lovely card, Hazel , Glory of Christmas DT - thanks also for entering this into all of my Craftyhazelnut's challenges - hope to see you again soon. x

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  62. You are a very talented photographer...love your photo shoots. I also love the idea of the decorated tea boxes with all those yummy biscuits...awesome.

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  63. Wow! Those tea boxes are awesome! I love the folded details on top and how you made the labels! And you put homemade treats in there as well! I want one! ;) Thank you so much for joining us at Scrap It Girl! Happy New Year! :)

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  64. Love this idea! Thanks for playing along at Scrap It Girl.

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  65. Wow....just beautiful!! All the family pics are gorgeous too! I love the upcycling!! Thanks for joining us over at Scrap It Girl!

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  66. What an awesome recycled tea box project.Fantastic details.Thanks for playing along with us at Scrap It Girl!

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  67. Forgot Love the family photos and cute doggie!!!

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  68. Super cute project Desire. Wow...lovely...and enjoyed checking out all your lovely photos too. Always fun to visit your blog.

    Thanks for playing along with us at Inspiration Destination.

    Lynn, ID DT

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  69. You are Amazing at this recycling and they look Fabulous! Gorgeous Photo's and it's really lovely to see you infront of the camera too!

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  70. Fabulous Christmas gifts...they look yummy!
    Thanks for playing at Pile It On!
    Happy New Year!
    Helen x

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  71. These boxes are so creative and beautiful!

    Thank you for participating in the MelonHeadz Friends Challenge!

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  72. Such a clever and beautiful way to use tea boxes Desire! Love the DP and sentiment is just perfect! Thank you for joining us at Sparkles Monthly Challenges this month and Good Luck. We hope you join us again.

    Amy- DT Sparkles Monthly Challenges
    {Lil Cutie Creations}

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  73. Gorgeous as always, Desire and the contents look delicious!

    Beautiful card.

    Thanks for joining us at Penny's.

    Helen x

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  74. Me again!

    Thanks for joining us at The Glory of Christmas Challenge too.

    Helen x

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  75. And again!!

    This time I've got my Sparkles Challenge hat on!

    Helen x

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  76. Such a wonderful gift idea.... such treasures!

    Thank you for joining us at Scribbles Designs...

    Sandy S
    (Owner/Designer Scribbles Designs)

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  77. Hello my Friend, you have outdone yourself again. Love your little altered Tea boxes. The chocolate cruncheis and the fruit squares also look really yummy and wish I live a little closer so I could try a sample. Thank you for sharing your lovely project with us this month at Altered Electric and I hope to see you participate again.
    :) Chris / CS Designs

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