It started when I was sorting out my jewellery drawer and found lots of empty jewellery gift boxes. I was going to throw them out but then had second thoughts, the same day I came across these tiny glass jars. All set for some small scale crafting.
The first set I made using vintage wallpaper, from some small pieces I had I used two co-ordinating designs plus tiny flowers and tiny braid trim.
I used a scrap of vintage french fabric for this ring box and bottle, embellished with tiny flowers and ribbon.
Four small pearl beads became tiny feet on the box, I think it looks like a miniature footstool.
The bottles are about 5cm tall, this picture shows the scale.
These two boxes are a bit bigger (6 x 8cm)
The blue box again uses vintage wallpaper plus I made a ribbon ruffle and flower trim in one corner.
I covered the other box with a ticking style cotton, stuck a cigarette card on the top and trimmed with lace and mini ric-rac braid. A small red button finishing touch.
I had this tiny photo frame which had lost its embellishment, I covered it with tiny flowers, stamens and jewels. You wouldn't think it was the same frame.
Another ring box is covered with vintage wallpaper and lace with flowers, stamens and rhinestones in a cake-like concoction on the top.
There are advantages to small-scale crafting:
You can finish an item relatively quickly,
You don't need a lot of space to work in,
You don't need a lot of materials, you can use small amounts and scraps,
You don't need a lot of space to display them.
Now I just need to get a small-scale shelf to put them on!
Hope you were all able to benefit from the fine weather this weekend in the UK. I spent the whole of Saturday gardening (and am still walking straight today!) plus went to 3 car boot sales this morning. I bought a few bits, I'll show them next time.
Have a good week,