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1  Box of Memories (lots of pics) in Completed Projects by Lysstrale on: April 08, 2010 02:13:59 PM
The idea of making a gift with my own hands came to me last July, when my boyfriend's birthday was getting closer and my wallet was empty.
I found an old wooden box with two hearts on it, and came up with the idea of making a "box of memories" as a present. It's basically a jewelry box filled with small objects that are supposed to symbolize memories i have from our year together (almost two now! Smiley ).
Here it is!
(Sorry for the crappy quality, the pics were taken in poor light conditions and with a cellphone)

On the outside:


The inside with our picture and all the objects inside:


The items (with brief explanations):
An orchid with a butterfly (printed image, the butterfly is stapled to it because i didn't have glue) - a memory of a trip to "Utopia", an orchid garden.


A small version of my notebook we burned together as a ritual for my highschool graduation (i cut it out of a bigger notebook and burned the edges with a lighter):


An eight-ball symbolizing our first date (made out of Fimo and correction liquid):


A skewer with "meat" and "tomatoes" (beads and toothpick) symbolizing our first kiss at a BBQ:


And last one - a towel with flip-flops (fabric scrap, lines drawn with pen and flip-flops are cut out of a notebook cover):


I'm not entirely happy with the result, but it was the best i could do at the time. I do like the 8-ball, and my boyfriend did like his gift so i guess it's not a total disaster either  Wink
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