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« on: November 22, 2003 05:50:28 PM »

The ingredients here were a shoebox, some comic books, and some mod podge. The intructions coulnd't be simpler: Cut out pictures to fit box, mod podge into place. cover w/ more 'podge. Smiley


the full box

i wish i'd finished the edges a little more, but you can't see this part when its closed.

side view

top open

I'm thinking i'll also line the inside with felt, as i'm using it to store jewelery. Wink
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« Reply #1 on: November 23, 2003 09:39:03 AM »

that's really cute.
i love comics.
« Reply #2 on: November 23, 2003 04:43:16 PM »

yeah, I didn't think about the hinge on this particular box before gluing it down. if you look closely you can see where i had to crack it after it  dried. take that into account if you make one with hinges.
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« Reply #3 on: November 27, 2003 06:26:26 PM »

 Smiley That is such a great idea, I use shoe boxes all the time for my crafts and zines!!
« Reply #4 on: December 12, 2003 08:05:22 PM »

Oooh! I have some boring/ugly photo boxes that I'm going to cover like this! Thanks for the pics.
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« Reply #5 on: December 17, 2003 11:01:40 AM »

That's really cute!  I have a bunch of my craft things segregated into separate shoe boxes...practical but hardly pretty...and since we're talkin' about my crafting supplies I guess I should I should make them a crafty place to live!

I do have some questions tho'...What do you suggest I should do so the hinge part doesn't crack?  And also where did you get the comic...aren't they kinda expensive if you buy them new?  I ask because I would have to buy quite a few to finish all of my boxes and of course I'm going to want to make some for my friends...how cute would comics be on a hat box?

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« Reply #6 on: December 19, 2003 06:33:58 AM »

this is neat :-)

startstruq - try looking for old comics in thrift stores?
« Reply #7 on: December 20, 2003 01:30:47 PM »

 And also where did you get the comic...aren't they kinda expensive if you buy them new?  

You could always use the sunday funnies.
« Reply #8 on: January 17, 2004 08:10:09 AM »

This is something I have been wanting to do for years.  I, too, have a great lover for boxes and have stuff stored in them all over.  For nifty comics, you could try your local comic book shop - some places have an overstock bin where the issues are generally cheap ($1 or so).  Also, every summer one of the shops in town has a huge sale and all back issues are only $.10 and the proceeds go to charity, maybe they do something like that in your town.

Oh, and the BF just reminded me that comic shops, like any bookstore, have to rip the covers off and destroy the rest of unsold stock in order to get credit for the publisher.  Since you're looking to cut them up and use them for crafts, you may be able to work something out with the owner to take those pesky coverless copies off of his hands for cheap or even free!  I would try smaller, independent stores first, they may be more likely to bend the rules and hook you up.  Wink
« Reply #9 on: January 17, 2004 08:30:47 PM »

yes. i actually picked all of these up at a thrift store after a comic shop gave them away. they were 10 cents a copy. Smiley
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