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« on: December 21, 2009 05:40:03 PM »

So this Christmas I decided to do more crafting then buy commercially created stuff.

I know this has been done before, but for me its become a necessity at work. Especially because I tend to break/tear a nail or spill something on myself. So I thought, hey! I know some lovely ladies who could use one of these as well.  Wink

So, its my own survival kit!


Including:
  • Mini tide stain remover
  • bandaids
  • nail clippers
  • nail file
  • bobbins of thread in both black and white
  • sewing needles
(I also keep my chapstick in mine, because there's just enough room for it!)

I put some fleece I had left over from another project in the bottom of the tins as sort of a buffer so you don't hear things rattle around all the time. The piece of fleece in the lid is attached to some magnetic tape, so it's easily removable and holds the sewing needles.

I found everything either from my own stash, dollar stores, or using coupons/sales ads for craft stores, including the tins. So they averaged to about $7 a piece to make.

And the fun part...the Tops!

For these I used some wrapping paper and magazine images and mod podged them with several coats on the top. Yes, those are 2 images of Johnny Depp *Love him!!*, and Sookie from True Blood for my sis-in-law.

And just for some tin overkill...another pic!
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« Reply #1 on: December 21, 2009 06:00:29 PM »

Brilliant! I keep a survival kit in my purse.... but it doesn't have Johnny Depp on it...I might need to change that!
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« Reply #2 on: December 21, 2009 07:29:09 PM »

This is awesome. I'm definitely going to need to make myself one.
Ps. Good call on the JD images  Wink
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« Reply #3 on: December 22, 2009 05:44:03 PM »

Gotta have the Johnny Depp! And wouldn't ya know, today I left the tin out of my purse, and broke a nail and could have totally used the clippers and file  Undecided
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« Reply #4 on: February 23, 2010 06:27:46 PM »

Well, Johnny Depp is an essential part of survival. haha. I really like these! I always have hang nails and chipped nails from paper-crafting, so I at work I sit pick at my nails. I could totally see myself using one of these and I bet your co-workers love them! Brilliant!
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« Reply #5 on: February 23, 2010 08:09:12 PM »

I'm so bummed I missed this post in December because I totally would have swiped the idea for office xmas gifts! It's genius!! I bet your coworkers adored them Smiley.

And I'd hate to be the only person not to mention Mr. Depp so... yeah...JD - you're hot and I want you to hold my nail clippers.
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« Reply #6 on: February 24, 2010 04:25:54 AM »

I'm so bummed I missed this post in December because I totally would have swiped the idea for office xmas gifts! It's genius!! I bet your coworkers adored them Smiley.

Well there's always this Christmas Wink I think this year more are going to my Aunts and Cousins.

The biggest problem I ran into was just finding the mini-nail files. You can find them all over the internet, but its purchase in bulk with your company or sorority logo on them. I finally ended up finding them at a pharmacy in the travel section 3 for a dollar!


Well, Johnny Depp is an essential part of survival. haha.
That he is! I work in a "high stress environment", so keeping him on my desk is an integral part of maintaining my sanity at work Cheesy
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