Wednesday, November 17, 2021

Tim Holtz Retro tv and Curio Box Make

Oh wow!  It's been well over a year (again) since I last posted anything on my blog!  

I've received several questions as to how I made these little curio candy boxes, so here goes ...

Hope this helps!

The photos used for the retro tv dome screen were downloaded from Pinterest, resized and printed.

Inside the curio box, a gift bag of candy is hidden!

Below are photos of the supplies I've used to create these boxes. For the boxes, Tim Holtz's Sizzix Curio Box die, cut with 140 lb. watercolor paper was used.  A couple different backgrounds were used by cutting just the top part of the curio box from the background paper (one Tim Holtz's worn wallpaper and one Ranger Distress Woodgrain Cardstock, to mimic paneling). The backgrounds were glued to the 140 lb. watercolor die cut.

The woodgrain cardstock was stained with Distress Paint (Walnut Stain) and
Distress Stain (Crushed Corduroy). Then it's glued to the initial 140 lb. watercolor paper cut - so you actually have two curio box tops glued together making it very sturdy.

To secure the corners of the bottom portion of the box, Tim Holtz's rosette die centers were used.

 For the tv, Tim Holtz's Sizzix Retro tv die was used.  The tv was cut from 140 lb. watercolor paper. Then, just the main part of the tv was cut in wood veneer paper, while the speaker was cut from burlap. The tv screen dome is by Sizzix and it's called Shaker Domes Rounded Square. 

The photos used inside the screens were downloaded from Pinterest
and resized (2-3/8" x 2-3/8") to fit within the dome screen. 
I've included a photo of the knobs (also from Pinterest).
They need to be resized (1-3/4" x 1-1/4"), as well.

After resizing and printing the knobs, fussy cut and use Glossy Accents to make them 3-D

Time to put the tv together by using the photo as a sample -
Once that's done, you can add a snippet of fuzzy fabric to duplicate vintage shag carpet!

The poinsettia was created using Heartfelt Creations Poinsettia die and 3D Shaping Mold.
The Poinsettia petals were cut from distress inked 110 lb. watercolor paper, 
A pot was created to house the poinsettia using Tim Holtz's Funky Cactus die.

The Poinsettia stamens were created using
Glossy Accents and Prills.

Hope this helps answer some of the questions
I've received on Instagram and Facebook as to how
these little Curio Box, Retro tv Candy Boxes were made!

Hugs & Blessings,


  1. Thank you so, so much for posting this!! All of your Retro TV’s are fabulous!!!

  2. Hi Janice, so the tv is actually stuck to the lid of the curio box then?

    1. Hi, yes, the tv is glued to the lid of the curio box in such a way that the curio box will be able to stand without the legs of the tv getting in the way. Hope this helps!


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