While I was out shopping this week I saw some large, flat boxes containing little ornaments for Easter.
I don't ususally do much in the way of Easter, but these ones were rather special. Why? Because they were packed in a wooden box with 9 compartments, and in my mind's eye I visualised what I could make out of them. So, I bought 2 packets, and have lots of nice Easter ornaments that I can give to others as presents....and 2 nice boxes for altering. I forgot to buy most of the things that I should have bought at the supermarket, but never mind!! I got started on the first one straightaway. I painted it with white gesso, inside and out, and after it was dry, added some pieces of one of my old Ladies' Mags from 1899 - a lot of them are so damaged that I can only use parts of them - using mod-podge to stick them down, and then gave it a coat of diluted gesso to finish it off. I added a few strips of TH Tissue tape, and the box was ready to be filled.
Then I added a few things I found in one of my many over filled drawers - a little glass bottle, an old dragon fly brooch from my Mum, a commemorative medal from the centenary of the Gas, Light and Coke Comapny from 1912, a medallion with some unknown relations pictured in it, 2 molded heads, some family photos put into fragments and a few mini photos & other bits that were just flying around.
I haven't filled all of the compartments so that the background can still be seen.
It was great fun to make, and next week I will start thinking about what to do with the other one.... Thanks for looking and have a great day!