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Friday, April 1, 2011

A Magical Transformation or The Little Pink Box

Hello my dear friends,

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 ...

sewing pins!!

 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,

Karen B.


  1. WOW! Very impressive and inspiring transformation. LOVE LOVE LOVE Every Detail!!

  2. Beautiful, love this idea. Thanks for sharing and have a wonderful weekend. Terri

  3. It is breathtaking and I am swooning. I just didn't see your vision when I looked at that bright pink odd shaped box. You are Brilliant! I would love to sit and sew with this little treasure box next to me. Happy weekend...

  4. Karen, It is FABULOUS! I love it all! Great idea-thanks so much for sharing. I'm going to have to make one for me! And you know what? Those are my initials! Isn't that funny? lol! You are so talented my friend.
    Have a great day.

  5. Karen...so creative...you have so much God given talent & I am so glad that you use your talents and share them with us...Your sewing box is just beautiful...Tiff

  6. Your sewing box is beautiful! I love how you transformed the out side, but the inside is fantastic! I think a quiche will be made this weekend, just so I can use the carton. Thanks for the inspiration! Have a wonderful weeekend.

  7. Karen,
    It is a most wonderfull transformation- ---BEAUTIFULL----- and I love the inside filled to the brim,with all your lovely old bits and pieces- what a fantastic work of atr.

  8. Oh, such a great project and wonderful idea! Thank you for inspiration! I want to try to make something alike! :-)

  9. That is the CUTEST box!!! You have a great eye and one of the most creative minds ever! Thanks for sharing that with us!!!

  10. Ohhh Karen~
    That is soooo cute!!
    It is so cute it kind of brings
    tears to my eyes ~ I am such
    a sappy gal!
    I LOVE it!!
    Thank you for sharing with us :)


  11. Oh, Karen, what a work of art! All of the little details are amazing! There's so much to look at! I've never tried egg cartons because of their "bumpy" surface. Obviously, you didn't allow the rough surface to get in your way and the results are beautiful!
    Again, I'm so glad I found your blog. I love looking at your creations!
    Hugs, Diane

  12. Karen,
    I know this is an old post (busy life = behind in visits) but I had to tell you....I LOVE YOUR SEWING KIT! This is beautiful. I would love to show this off on my blog if you don't mind. I'm flattered that you were inspired by my egg basket. I am going to try a couple of these for myself. I have a huge hoard of sewing notions, surprise huh? LOL

  13. What an incredible transformation! And all those beautiful little bits and pieces you have filled the gorgeous box with, I can only drool over the pictures. Next egg carton I get is so gonna be transformed. Thank you so much for the inspiration.

  14. I saw it , loved it and made one,a 6 pack.
    Now i am making a second one, a "round"egg carton, a 7 pack.
    Thinking what i can make out of it...but i will!


  15. As a qulter I have fallen in love with your sewing box. It is to die for. I hope that I can find a small unique box. Thanks for sharing.