Minimal is a town I drove through a long time ago, without stopping.
This started out as a plain wood case from the local craft store, similar to this one.
I bought two square cases at first. The other one I did in a light color with a Hawaiian scheme. I gave that to my dear friend Zoë for her 50th birthday - she had sent me the postcard that I used on the front.
|a little blurry on this one, but you can see the neat brackets on the corners|
I did the brown one differently at first, but I didn't like it, so I tore all the old paper off. Then I had to cover up the mess. But covering up isn't enough – you have to make it work. And pretty soon I reached the point where the only way to make it work is to go over the top.
So that's pretty much what I did.
I know, it's gaudy. But wait till you see the inside!
Inside, I added a mirror and made a paper pocket below it.
The envelopes are made from William Morris wallpaper samples and have invisible velcro tabs to close them.
The bottom has a magnetic sheet – it's pretty weak with the paper on it, but it will almost hold my decorated tins.
|This is standing on its side so you can see the magnet in action!|
I covered some cardboard pieces with black cloth, and those can be propped up to display necklaces. Black elastic bands hold them in place.
The back is the only part that isn't overdone.
For the next one, here are the papers I bought.
I'm going to decorate little, round tins to go inside, so I'll probably lay the magnetic sheet on the bottom to hold them. I might paint it, if it'll stick.
I get a strange satisfaction gluing paper down, and peeling the glue off my fingers later. I can't help myself, but I'm just going to have to go for it and go over the top again. I'll let you know how it turns out.
It's twee, it's kitsch, and it really belongs on Ta Dah! Tuesday at Faith Hope and Charity Shopping!