Sunday, February 6, 2011

Adults need to play too!

I played this week...and my playmate Susan was curtesy of Wendy's Re-vamp Valentine event (

So....take one thrift shop jewelry box
Rip out its innards & pull off broken clasp and start an attempt at decoupaging.

Rip & wash paper off box and paint it instead. Sand it and attempt to cut vinyl (with Silhouette)for name on lid (font: Chocolate Box). Works except pulled and distorted said vinyl. Use as stencil instead. Spray protective coating over entire box. Let dry.

Measure once and cut out, oh, about 4 times, 3 pieces of satin (leftover from DD's high school grad gown) for the lining. Iron on lightweight interfacing onto back, serge edges & eyelet to said satin. Attempt to smear hot tepid glue over area. After ripping out cooled glue, use spray adhesive to attach it to interior. Use the vinyl hearts to cover saturated glue spots. Use hot glue for gluing edges. Glue red bow from package of socks to cover top clasp holes and loop brown ribbon through bottom clasp holes.

Admire handiwork and fill with candy & chocolates (only in Canada eh? stuff).

Pack up and arrive at post office after closing time. Now wait until Monday to post it (the deadline for doing so).


  1. This is a really fun project! Thanks for sharing!

  2. I really like this! It looks so pretty. I love the old look of the stenciling! I'm #1 on the list of you want to check me out through the Re-Vamp! I'm also a new follower!

  3. I LOVE it-and the story. Thanks for your hard work, Susan's a lucky gal.

    And THANK YOU for playing along-

  4. hey libby! I wanted to answer your question about the fabric...kind feel like i'm stalking a litte bit....Its defintely quilt quality. I went to Riley Blakes website to see how they describe it. They say " Our 100% cotton fabric is 60 square and with a light chintz finish, giving it a soft hand" hope that helps!!!!

  5. This is so pretty, Libby! Glad all the starting and stopping led to such a pretty finished product. The eyelet is a beautiful touch.