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Topic: Steampunkin' Memory Box : My recycled magic, let me show you it!  (Read 4451 times)
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« on: February 14, 2008 10:35:26 AM »

So, my boyfriend is wonderful and very sentimental (which is incredibly sweet). He collects things as reminders and memories in what he calls a 'memory box'. His box currently, though, is a cardboard shoe box.

I couldn't get a custom Scrabble board done in time for Valentine's Day, so I thought I'd make him a new Memory Box to match his bedroom, as well as his general love of Steampunk design and aesthetic.

I thought I'd use a plain, unfinished wood box from Hobby Lobby and a ton of my recycled and random bits and pieces of brass sheeting and fixtures and leather to doll it up for him.
I hope he likes it-- if not, I'm so keeping it, since I've completely fallen in love with it.



The legs are old drawer pulls, the studs are left-over bedazzler studs, the velvet's from the scrap bin.



Hope everyone enjoys - and if there's one thing I learned from this project is that you can pretty much make Steampunk out of things you'd not normally consider. Cheesy
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« Reply #1 on: February 14, 2008 10:49:10 AM »

That is gorgeous!! A true forever treasure.
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« Reply #2 on: February 14, 2008 11:09:14 AM »

so pretty.  i'm starting to love all these steampunk crafts that are showing up on here.

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« Reply #3 on: February 14, 2008 12:01:55 PM »

Looks great!!  I'm sure he'll love it!
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« Reply #4 on: February 14, 2008 07:52:50 PM »

Ooh, this is really sweet! I freakin' love it!!! How did he react to this? Grin
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« Reply #5 on: February 14, 2008 08:10:01 PM »

Love it, it's gorgeous. And I know he HAS to love it too!

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« Reply #6 on: March 04, 2008 05:35:53 AM »

Ok so this may be a late reply but..WOW Shocked
Tht's the kind of boxes I want to have, and I'm so inspired right now <3
I wonder what his response was ^^
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« Reply #7 on: March 04, 2008 05:21:51 PM »

Wow!  I want one, too, now.  Smiley  That's beautiful.
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« Reply #8 on: March 15, 2008 11:28:32 AM »

That is the most awesome and truly thoughtful gift I have seen.

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« Reply #9 on: March 16, 2008 10:54:12 PM »

That is absolutely beautiful. I have got to figure out how to make one for myself. You are amazing!
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