I found an interesting little box at the "Bath and Body" shop in our mall. It's almost like an egg carton, but in bright pink and it is used for their air fresheners which are called wall flowers. As I saw this, I knew right away that I wanted to do something with it. I have seen actual egg cartons being used to create, but I am not sure where. I should really look in my magazines to try and find it. (leaving the computer to sit down and search for the article)
I found what I was looking for! Lisa from "Tattered and Tarnished" had transformed an old egg carton into something beautiful, an Easter basket! Why not stop by her blog and take a look at all her wonderful
"egg carton" and all of her other creations!
And now back to my little creation or let me call it transformation. I did get a bit carried away whilst working on my little box and I totally forgot to take pictures of all the in between stuff this time (sorry!)
And this is my little pink box.
Bright, bright pink - not really my color.
But this little box had so much going for it and I saw the result in my mind before I even started!
And this is what my little box looks like now!!
I painted the outside with a pale cream color, much more me and used bits of old lace, buttons and pearls to embellish it. A little tag gave it the last touch.
But the best is still to come ... the inside!
It went from this ...
... to this!!!
I turned this little thing into a gorgeous sewing box!
Filled with everything you would need ~ old lace rolled onto vintage clothes pegs, a spool of old thread and that's only some of the goodies in this little treasure box.
I decoupaged the entire inside if the box with pieces of old sewing patterns and using a scrap of tea stained muslin, a little crochet something, a few old buttons and scrabble pieces the transformation of the inner lid was completed.
It also holds pair of tiny vintage scissors, a wee old thimble, and some old buttons threaded together so you can't loose them.
The little pincushion is attached to the inside of the box and has a vintage crochet flower sitting on top of it. It is filled with bird sand, so it will keep the needles and pins nice and sharp. The really neat thing is, that the pearls which make the center of the flower are actually ...
And last but not least ...
A little glass bottle holds the sewing needles.
I hope you like this transformation as much as I do. Let me know what you think!
Have a peaceful and creative day,