If you had walked past this vintage-y $5.00 wood wine box, would you have stopped?
Well, I couldn’t help myself! It was exactly what I was looking for: a cool storage box for my 9-year-old niece’s Christmas gift: her first sets of skeins and knitting needles (and of course I am going to be her teacher!) So check out what I did to it tonight!!!
I used Mod Podge and vintage-y looking scrapbook paper to cover up what actually wasn’t a bad world map. It just wasn’t the kind of “look” that a 9-year-old girl would go for, ya know what I mean? She needed something pretty. I think she will like this!
I placed some warm, cozy yarn inside, to make a scarf, along with some knitting needles.. And I loved how the elastic was already in place to hold in an extra skein of yarn! Now my niece will have a pretty place to store her first skeins of yarn and needles!
Doesn’t it kind of resemble a Louis Vuitton bag? LOL. And at a fraction of the cost…
And since my latest craze seems to be making cheap DIY gift baskets for people (like the DIY basket I created last weekend stuffed it full of my favorite crafting supplies for my friend’s 40th birthday), I figured–what not one more??
So, what do you think?
Don’t you just love DIY Christmas Gifts!?!
P.S. I had a pretty good thrift haul tonight at the thrift store tonight, so if you’d like to see what other stuff I got, and interesting “crap” I saw (but didn’t buy!), go check it out over on my Thrift Diving Facebook page.