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« on: February 04, 2013 06:29:15 AM »

What does a fairy lovin' mess maker create for a shoebox makeover?

A Borrower's Box!

The box was made completely with stash, junk, and found or free objects.
(P.S. THANK YOU to all of my fabulous crafty patrons who send me stuff xoxo)

Here's a few of the interior details...

A bed made from an old sardine tin with a mossy pillow. The nightstand is a checker piece with bead feet.

The ladder is made from two old paintbrushes and matchsticks.
Notice the 'nerf' dart to the left? Yeah, there's about a zillion of them hiding all over my house.

A spool chair and a table made from a button and matchsticks.
(No wonder my bird feeder is empty. It's borrowers!)

The bottom floor is filled with necessary borrowing supplies like twine, pins, thumbtacks, birthday candles and, of course, super glue.

Here's an 'in progress' shot of that same area where you can see how it was built. The upper floors are made from an old game board that has been sliced up. The floor rests on clothespegs that have been taken apart. The springy part of the pegs were then bent and are now hooks for hanging things. And, you can also see the bottom floor has a cozy rug made from a burlap rice bag.

The only inkling that there's anything 'different' about this box from the outside is this tiny window on the back of the box

Other than that it's just an ordinary shoe box.

« Last Edit: February 04, 2013 06:43:22 AM by Knickertwist » THIS ROCKS   Logged

« Reply #1 on: February 04, 2013 06:59:48 AM »

wow! this is incredible - I love it!  Grin especially their useful things floor - awesome!

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« Reply #2 on: February 04, 2013 07:11:56 AM »


I really need to reread those books.  Loved them as a child. 

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« Reply #3 on: February 04, 2013 09:26:06 AM »

This is wonderful!  I loved the Borrower books when I was a child and made homes for them in my closet similar to this (but not nearly as polished).   Cheesy  You brought back memories!

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« Reply #4 on: February 04, 2013 11:58:45 AM »

Great shoe box!  I love that the outside is completely inconspicuous, but the inside is really done up, cozy and wonderful for a borrower.

« Reply #5 on: February 04, 2013 12:32:59 PM »

love it!

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« Reply #6 on: February 04, 2013 12:33:16 PM »

Wow. The Borrowers books were my number one favourites when I was a child, and this conjures it up so well, I'm remembering bits from the books as I'm examining the pics Cheesy  I, too, want to read the series again now that I've seen this!

« Reply #7 on: February 04, 2013 09:42:19 PM »

I love this, you did an amazing job.  Definitely bookmarking this and hitting the this rocks button.  I've always been obsessed with The Borrowers and the idea that there may be tiny humans/creatures who 'borrow' items and use them in their own ways.

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« Reply #8 on: February 05, 2013 05:37:11 AM »

All the bits and pieces are so fun to explore. Trying to figure out what each thing was before incorporatedinto the shoebox. Smiley

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« Reply #9 on: February 05, 2013 06:46:43 AM »

Wow! This is so neat! I loved the Borrowers as a child. Thanks for bringing back some memories to me this morning!

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