Tuesday, June 12, 2012

Do you have a Happy Home?

Hello Everyone!
I am so excited to be sharing my project from Jennifer Paganelli's latest book, Happy Home. This book is gorgeous... filled with inspiring pictures and many different projects!

As my first (of many) projects from the book, I choose Pretty Boxes because they are so beautiful as well as being unique and useful! Wouldn't these make a nice gift too? I liked that the pattern could be applied to a variety of boxes with or without lids attached. I purchased three different-sized boxes so they could be stacked or nested as shown in the book. These sturdy plain boxes can be purchased from Michael's Craft very reasonably (under $3 each)

Here are a few mid-project pics: 

I also added some decorative ribbon. I placed a line of glue and pressed the ribbon into it. You could also use hot glue for this and don't forget to seal the ends of the ribbon:

I let it dry:

And...whalaaaa....all finished!

I made six boxes so far. And I am making more this weekend! It didn't take long to do and was such a relaxing fun project. As a side-note, you can see I used newspaper and plain paper to cover the area when working with spray adhesive. That stuff rocks but don't get it where you don't want it! 

So here are pics of the completed projects...

Nested boxes:


Boxes all around:

Large box: 
Medium box:

Small box:
 Side by side:

And stacked:

Both Sets:

I was very pleased with the results...what a great way to organize things and hid them away in style! Plus, I just love seeing Jennifer Paganelli's fabrics around the house! I little glimpse of heaven. Which, of course, brings me to the title of the book....these projects bring such energy, warmth and happiness to your home....making it a very HAPPY HOME, indeed!!!

Thank you for following along on today's Blog Hop stop! For the next stop, please refer to Jenny Fish's blog Sew Pretty Dresses. The most amazing thing is that she taught me how to add a button to my blog...check it out:

God Bless,

Sew Pretty Dresses
June 11 Jenny Fish

June 12 Cathy Caprio Peckiconis

June 13 Judy Buchanan

June 14 Guest on Sew Pretty Dresses: Shannon Branscom Winters

June 15 Leah Kinghorn
June 16 Monique Reynolds

June 17 Melissa Peda

June 18 Jamie Harned

June 19 Stephanie Messer Danko

June 20 Kristi Pernell Elston

June 21 Kathy Hennessey

June 22 Courtney Watford Davis

June 23 Guest on Sew Pretty Dresses: Jade Nocella Jenny Fish


  1. what a great project!! Wonderful!!

  2. These boxes are GORGEOUS!!! You did a great job Cathy!!!

  3. So pretty! The combination of pretty and easy is a winner, for sure.
    And you're right, these are great for those little pops of Sis Boom around the house.

  4. I can't say how fabulous these are!!! All the good words were already used in the first comments. LOVE them to pieces!!!

  5. OMG these are truly amazing Cathy!!!!!! You are something else!!

  6. Awesome job!!! I love how colorful they are! You can never go wrong with storage!

  7. I love these boxes!!!!! Every photo had me oohing and ahhhing!!

  8. Those are so gorgeous! I really need to make some of those. Thanks for the inspiration! :)

  9. They are gorgeousl!! I am inspired to make a few of my own...thanks for the "in process" pics too! I am a visual learner!!!