For years my Mom has used a large calendar and written something on every day of the year. The weather, who visited, etc. When I came across this pin, Mom was the first person that popped into my mind.
I loved the idea but not the the look. So the wheels in my head started turning.
Another pin was going to come into play for this project. Homemade ModPodge!
Sadly I didn't take pictures as I went along. I guess just in case it didn't turn out. I found a small box that I had around the house. Then I found some pretty paper. I started measuring and cutting. I had to cut the box down to fit. Duct tape is great because you can ModPodge right over it. Plastic tape doesn't work because the glue beads off from it.
I put a layer of modpodge on the box, then the paper, then another layer of modpodge over the paper. I did it over a matter of days, letting each side dry as I went along.
After the box was completely dry I took it outside and sprayed one coat of polyurethane on it. Inside and out. So far so good.
I had a piece of lace in one of my craft drawers. It had been there for a long time. Just a scrap but very pretty. I had no idea what it would ever be used for. Until now. I had to stretch it pretty tight but it did go all the way around the box. I hot glued it on the box along with some other sew/iron on embellishments. The box was done.
In between dry times on the box I was working on the cards that go in the box. This was actually the hardest, most tedious part of the project. I used 4x6" lined recipe cards. I did not cut them down. I wanted there to be plenty of room to write on year after year.
I waited patiently for the box to dry. Then I put the cards in. They were a perfect fit. (I was worried that after the layers of paper and glue it would be too small.
And there it is, all put together. Happy Birthday Mom!! I love you. (Now just to get it packed up and mailed!)
I think the next one I make I am either getting a date stamp or I will figure out a way to print the cards from the computer. Stickers. I need stickers.....
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