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« on: August 27, 2007 12:46:21 PM »

I made this portable Altar for a friend of mine:



The box is actually a box that SA got Hershey Kisses in at Christmas time - it was  a very sturdy cardboard, so I coated it in about three layers of white spray paint, then decopaged on the celtic fabric. 

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Decopaged on Chinese symbol paper.

I also made this to go with it:


just a fairy hot glued to a seashell.

Here's all the insides:


missing from the photo is an altar cloth I made out of purple fabric, and a painted wooden bucket. 
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« Reply #1 on: August 27, 2007 02:39:40 PM »

Nice job!
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« Reply #2 on: August 27, 2007 03:07:48 PM »

Thanks!
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« Reply #3 on: September 01, 2007 05:49:55 PM »

I thought it was going to be more like a cigar-box shrine to something in particular (I have those on the brain right now); I really like YOUR idea, though, of having everything for an altar or impromptu-creation-of-sacred-space together in a portable container. Could definitely be customized, too, for a person's specific belief system. Well done!
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« Reply #4 on: September 01, 2007 08:50:36 PM »

Thanks! I made mine for someone who I knew was Pagan, but I wasn't sure what "flavour", so I tried to incorporate several into it.  I semi based it off of a celtic druid type of altar, but yeah, it would be easy to incorporate whatever you wanted, and decorate differently.

I'm more happy that I managed to re-use a hershey kiss box my friend was going to toss out!
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« Reply #5 on: September 06, 2007 01:13:12 PM »

I really like this idea, it's portable, and it's self-enclosed for when it's not in use (great way to keep out the pesky cats)! Smiley   
I think I'll have to find a box to make one!
Thanks for the idea.
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« Reply #6 on: September 06, 2007 02:40:50 PM »

you're welcome Smiley

Just take a look at the types of boxes you have laying around - a few coats of spray paint and mod podge will strengthen most boxes up.  A shoe box might even work, if you wanted something a little larger.
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