Not a traditionalist?
Prefer to think outside the box?
Well, how about keeping your jewelry in an old tackle box?
I painted this old metal tackle box back in October when I had some friends over for a painting party. I hadn’t done anything with the inside though, so recently I decided to line it with pretty paper and feature its potential use as a jewelry box.
For Christmas this year Mr. Q gave me a giant cutting mat and a rotary cutter.
I thought these tools would be handy for cutting vintage wallpaper to use on furniture, and also for cutting fabric liners for the insides of drawers. I pulled them out to give them a test drive for this project. However, as it turns out they were overkill this time. I found that it was just easier to use my Creative Memories paper trimmer since the October Afternoon paper I was using was 12″ square (anything larger than 12″ won’t fit in this trimmer).
I’m sure my new mat and cutter will come in handy for projects using larger pieces of wallpaper or fabric, but for today I was easily able to cut my scrapbook paper on my old trimmer.
I just measured and cut each piece of paper and placed it inside, it’s not adhered to the bottom. This way if it gets yucky it can be easily changed out.
Have you heard of MantraBands? I purchased mine a little over a year ago. If I need a reminder to dream bigger, live in the moment, or even just to breathe, all I have to do is look at my wrist!
I bet there are plenty of other great ideas for using old tackle boxes. Got any that you want to share?