Friday, January 20, 2012

Grandma's Trinket Box

I created a quick gift for my grandma - inspired by what she loves and the things that remind me of her. It's for her birthday! She's a very special person in my life, and I love her SO much.

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!

Take Time for Lemonade,
Kris

7 comments:

  1. WOW. This is one of your bests created treasures... hate to say it, but when is it my turn?? :)

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  2. Jen (Bylina) BonenJanuary 20, 2012 at 9:19 PM

    What a really nice idea. I bet your Grandma will love it!

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  3. OMG...grandma is going to LOVE LOVE LOVE it! You are so creative!!! This is such a meaningful and thoughtful gift that she will treasure! Once again...HOME RUN!

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  4. Another fantastic creation! You loved to do crafts at "neverland" at Sunnybrook and you're still a crafting queen! Keep on keepin' on! awesome!

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  5. As usual. You make me proud!

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  6. That is just too cute...and thoughtful. Like you!
    kayla

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  7. I'm waiting for your next update.... Love Michelle

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