The idea of making a gift with my own hands came to me last July, when my boyfriend's birthday was getting closer and my wallet was empty.
I found an old wooden box with two hearts on it, and came up with the idea of making a "box of memories" as a present. It's basically a jewelry box filled with small objects that are supposed to symbolize memories i have from our year together (almost two now! ).
Here it is!
(Sorry for the crappy quality, the pics were taken in poor light conditions and with a cellphone)
On the outside:
The inside with our picture and all the objects inside:
The items (with brief explanations):
An orchid with a butterfly (printed image, the butterfly is stapled to it because i didn't have glue) - a memory of a trip to "Utopia", an orchid garden.
A small version of my notebook we burned together as a ritual for my highschool graduation (i cut it out of a bigger notebook and burned the edges with a lighter):
An eight-ball symbolizing our first date (made out of Fimo and correction liquid):
A skewer with "meat" and "tomatoes" (beads and toothpick) symbolizing our first kiss at a BBQ:
And last one - a towel with flip-flops (fabric scrap, lines drawn with pen and flip-flops are cut out of a notebook cover):
I'm not entirely happy with the result, but it was the best i could do at the time. I do like the 8-ball, and my boyfriend did like his gift so i guess it's not a total disaster either