Monday, March 07, 2016

A Funny Thing Happened on the Way to Mancraft Monday

The very first thing you should do is go look at my inspiration piece here. This started out as a very manly craft. Stain! Woodburning! Popups! I started out down that path. Then I started thinking, and you know that always leads straight to trouble.

My parents' 50th wedding anniversary is coming up at the end of next month. Wouldn't a popup photobox be a neat little gift? Instead of stain and woodburning, I thought I'd paint it to match the decor and decoupage some gold glitter stickers on it. (Only the gold glitter stickers turned out to be silver, so I needed to find a way to go gold...and ended up with glitter paint and stencils.)

The inside had to be lime green, since both my parents' houses have lime green couches. (If you ever wondered who would buy a lime green couch, now you know.) I was going to make the accordion from black paper, but it didn't look right. Hot pink it was.
And just as an example of how this will look filled with pictures, here's a shot of me with my dad and Maggie at my 8th grade graduation back in nineteendicketytwo. Alright people, I have to find a way to cram three crafts into the next day so that the dude and I can take a little trip to NYC.

7 comments:

Robin in Virginia said...

Terrific idea for a gift! But I also think it would make a great gift for a guy minus the hot pink paper.

Bea said...

I think this is a great idea for a gift and the photos make it so personal. Have fun in NYC.

Linda said...

What an awesome box Nikki.

Linda

KimM said...

Wow! You're truly multi-talented!
xxx

Vonna, The Twisted Stitcher said...

That is a fabulous idea and a wonderful trip through the years!

Jo who can't think of a clever nickname said...

Nice box. I like the zigzag of photos. That's a clever way of fitting them all in the box but being able to remove them easily.

doris said...

Great idea!