Friday, 21 June 2013

feeling blue

I have a lot of brooches.  I love them, so I make a lot a buy a few.  They're all piled up on my dressing table.  It's not actually a dressing table, it's a mantle piece as we have a fireplace in our bedroom.  Well, not really, we have a chimney breast and a board covering the empty hole where a fireplace used to be, but it has a mantle and that's where I keep my stuff.  Some kind of storage was needed so I bought two little wooden divided boxes and got out the paint I got in the Crafty Creatives Club box last month.


The paint was blue and blue is my favourite colour, so I selected 2 shades and painted.


I did the insides of the holes in one shade and the outside and rims in another, then swapped them over for the other box.


I cut some pieces of decorative handmade paper to size and mod-podged them in place.  It was tricky getting them the right size, then getting them out so I could glue them!


Some of my brooches are a little big, but it works OK.  I just need to decide if I want to hang them from the wall or stack them up - I have no idea how I'd hang them so I'll probably go for the stacking option!


12 comments:

Kerryp77 said...

That's a great idea, I can never find my brooches - well the one I want as they end up scattered through the house. I'm not sure how you'd mount them either.

Anna said...

Beautiful ! Just like little pictures !
Have a nice weekend !
Hug
Anna

Rhona said...

Your boxes look great! I can imagine just how tricky it must have been getting the paper to fit inside, but you did a fab job!

JoJo said...

Those are awesome and blue's my fave colour as well. I agree about how hard it is to cut paper to fit the cubbies.

Sandra :) said...

That's a cute way to get organized - it would work in the craftroom too :D

Celtic Thistle said...

Very smart, you won't know yourself now getting ready in the morning with all that time you will save :)

heart of charnwood said...

Good idea, and nice execution Mrs!

Anita said...

That's a great idea and the blue tones make it very effective and interesting to look at. Well done.
Cheers, Anita.

Jane Galley said...

A great way to display your brooches, no excuses for not finding what you want now

ukcitycrafter said...

They look great, love the paper you've chosen to line your little compartments with.

Jillayne said...

Beautiful blues! These are very cute and a nice way to store your pretties - and they're done! No WIP here!

Ros Ros said...

The box, the color are lovely. Hope later I can make one for my brooches safe keeping:)