There are many things you can do with the flat ornament finishing technique. (See Vonna's directions here. Don't make the back piece now, you hear?)
I bought a little box (apparently much smaller than it looked in the store--and I had the stitched piece in my hand!) and plopped a flat ornament on top of it. Boom. And then you have to do the cording.
The good news is you can probably find a bigger box and a myriad of other things.
Things I saw at the craft store that you can glue a flat ornament to:
- oar (it was clearly decorative, but imagine it with a little nautical piece?)
- wooden letter
- dollhouse (though not what I normally think of when I hear it)
- wooden block (and check out what Pinwheel Ponders did with that)
- storage bin
- dog bone
- plaque (I did think of mounting this on a plaque, kind of like a fisherman does with their prized catch, but this fish is clearly in the water, cf: bubbles and seaweed)
- shape that echoes the piece (like a heart or a star)
- tissue box
- giant clothespin
I hope I've convinced you that the flat ornament is clearly a finishing technique everyone should master!
NB: The stitched piece is a Jane Greenoff kit my MIL gave me that I stitched in 2000. And it's no secret how I know that.