Happy New Year! For the first WOW post of 2014 I thought I’d share a New Year’s Eve page (please try to ignore the fact that the photos are actually from last New Year’s Eve…I didn’t manage to take any photos this year).
Confetti pockets (or shaker boxes) have been around forever – I believe they were popular for card-making first, but eventually made their way onto scrapbook pages too. Now…would you guess that what you see above is not really a confetti pocket at all? While I love the idea of a confetti pocket, I really like the idea of being able to place the random elements exactly where I want them…and not have to worry about them getting all bunched up in a corner or stuck together. So, here’s how I made this fake confetti pocket.
First, I cut a transparency sheet to 4×6 – the same size as the pocket I wanted to use.
I wanted the edges to be defined, as well as give the impression of an actual pocket, so I used my machine and some colored thread to stitch around the edges.
Next, I added a paper die-cut frame to the transparency. I attached it with foam dots to add some dimension and, again, to portray the idea of a pocket.
I wanted to embellish the frame a little bit, so I tied some white crochet thread around the frame.
Next, I just started adding little confetti-like elements…buttons, wood shapes, chipboard, and sequins. When I liked how they were arranged – random…but in a not-so-random way…I glued them directly onto the transparency.
Have you ever made a confetti pocket? How about a faux confetti pocket? They are a fun addition to any “celebration” page. If you use this technique, we’d love to see your project – please leave a comment with a link! Happy New Year!