The theme for today's challenge is: Anything Goes...wow, so no direction there...well, this was actually easier than I thought it would be because I have a baby shower coming up this weekend and needed to make something special for this beautiful lady and her soon to be born baby boy. Unfortunately she lives in another State and I will not be able to attend the shower, but I know she will be pleased with her gift. She loves the things I make, at least she tells me that she does and making a shower gift is much more personal than just going out and buying something, so this is what I came up with: Hold on to your seat, we are heading into a time capsule.
Now, remember when you had your first child and you wanted to save everything little thing to commemorate that blessed day? I know I saved a lot of things from the baby and mommy bracelet to the coming home outfit. But what do you do with those things? Some things are too bulky to add to the baby book and other things are too little and get lost along the way...well how about building a time capsule?
This is what I started with:
Again, the recycler in me comes out. I collected a lot of
these containers while working at the casino and they have
come in quit handy. My dual paint and primer is my favorite
paint at this time also. It adheres to plastic like a charm.
So spray painted the lid blue, next time I will
remember to wear gloves...ugh.
I promise, no smurfs were harmed in making this project.
And this is what it turned into. Now I wanted to take
pictures of each step, but it was very late at night
and I had already ruined one container -
do not leave plastic sitting too close to your hot glue gun...
ok, I've run out of excuses, but I think you can get the picture.
First I wrapped the entire container with a baby blue cardstock.
With my E-craft I penned, Name, Date, Time, Length and Weight
and highlighted each word with a blue watercolor pencil.
I also added a silver rattle rubon to the bottom corner,
now she will always know the details.
I added a rub onto a strip of cardstock using a Martha Stewart
border punch on which reads It's a Boy and some stick pins with a bit of ribbon.
I added silver stickers to the side of the bottle where
the measurements are and hand drew some lines.
On the other side of the bottle I added some dinosaur
foam stickers...I wish I knew what her theme was,
it would have been a cuter idea...(afterthought)
Then I glued the cap from a real bottle on top of
the lid to make it look like a real bottle.
Now I am heading out to purchase some baby items to put inside the "bottle" and off to the mail it goes. A gift within a gift I say. Now she will have a place to store all those "firsts" memorabilia from the time this little guy is born until???, well, that's up to her. Wouldn't it be neat to give this to your child when he has a baby of his own? Or when your child graduates...you know how we love to embarrass them at open house? Or, you could take the "bottle cap" off and cut a slit into the lid and use it as a piggy bank to save up for his college future? The possibilities are endless...
Thanks so much for stopping by today and thanks again Amy and Rhonda for letting me be part of your fabulous blog as a guest designer! Don't forget to make your own decorations for any occasion and link up at Decorate to Celebrate I can't wait to see what you create!