So, I started with this little trinket box. I thought it was really cool! I bought it from a garage sale for $2.00 - but the tag on the photo insert said it was from Hobby Lobby. It's so cute!
Trinket Box - $2.00
Then, I covered it with scrapbook paper strips. My gram's favorite color is green, so I used that color as the theme for the project...
Next, I started looking through my bins of treasures! I have TONS of old books, greeting cards, and other do-dads for crafting that I gather throughout my garage sale adventures. Eventually, here's what I came up with:
The finished piece
Allow me to explain the meaning behind each item...
50's Bathing Beauty - My gram loves to swim and tan!
Definitions - "wisdom" and "grandmother"
Scrabble E - Her first initial
Mickey Mouse - She took me to Disney World many times!
BINGO and Playing Cards - She enjoys playing games
"57" - The year she was married (1957)
Vintage "eve" letters - Her name
Recipe Instructions - She is an excellent baker
Clock - Her house has many clocks (chiming clocks remind me of her)
Definition - "generous"
Key - her home is always warm and inviting
The other two sides of the box have photo frames. I put one old photo of us together, and one recent photo...
Gosh, I was adorable.
In case you were wondering, here's how the little drawers open up...
So that's that. Just a quick little craft on a snowy Friday night. Hope she likes it!
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