The Inspiration Team was challenged to "Celebrate America" with Red, White and Blue! This is actually our July challenge, but since the 4th is right around the corner, I wanted to share my project with you all now. Hopefully this will bring some inspiration for the upcoming holiday!
I am always looking for a fast and easy way to make a project to hold photos....well... really, to hold anything ! Hence, my love of boxes! Today, I have designed a book box to hold my photos. Not really a book but it has the same shape. OK, you know I can't do this without a little story, so here goes...
I thought I would make this project easy on myself by altering a paper mache box from Hobby Lobby! Cool huh? They had the perfect box. However, it was fitted inside as a jewelry box with a mirror and places to stash your rings. Around $3.99. You may have seen them. Cool huh? I was so excited to save some time and get one of my projects out of the way! Cool huh? When I started working on it, I quickly and easily pulled out the ring holders and the dividers. Cool, this was going to be an EASY ride! I loved the mirror and wanted to save it as it was perfect to use on another project. That's when the fun really began! I simply needed to take the mirror out of the box. Cool huh? Peeps, that stinkin' mirror wouldn't give to save my life. Not budging! LOL! No way Jose! So as any Gentleman would do, I went for the tools! Scissors, craft pick (which I bent to smitherines!) even my old faithful awl! Not even a fraction of a crack! LOL! I was not going to let this thing conquer me! So, I pulled out my little crow bar. It was the one that came with the beekeeping kit. Yes, Beekeeping...that was the phase when I had decided I would become a famous Texas Beekeeper! :) Another long story for a whole different post! This is such a handy dandy tool! I used it to pull molding up all over my house! If this baby could work on the wood moulding, it would surely work on paper!! Folks it did! It busted that mirror into a million shards which flew all across the room, under tables, in containers, you name it! Tonight, I was still finding pieces of it! Oh no, that's not the end of it. I riped a whole clean through the lid of the box! This is PAPER people! How much glue do you need! For the love of Mary!
Alrighty then, it wasn't so fast and not so cool huh? So, I did what I do and made the dad blasted box! Should have saved myself the time and grief and just done this in the first place! Bahahaha!
Here my friends is the Inspiration Emporium's Inspiration Team Challenge....
Vintage 4th of July Photo Box!
Supplies Used From Inspiration Emporium:
Graphic 45 Metal Button Brad - (Scrapadabadoo.com)
Red, Blue and Ecru Cardstock -(Michaels)
Martha Stewart Star Corner Punch (Scrapadabadoo.com)
Red, White and Blue Crepe Paper Streamer (Hobby Lobby)
Medium Weight Chipboard (Scrapadabadoo.com)
Hope you like it and can find some inspiration! Thanks For Coming By!
The Gentleman Crafter