This was was so fun, I needed a display case for the flower pins I'm making for the Fancy Flea, a show I'm doing November 2, 2013
I decided to use a suitcase (Or maybe it was a tool box) I bought at the thrift store a while back
It was all wood with a gorgeous handle lol!
And a great price...When I saw it, I knew I couldn't pass it up..I would find some use for it...
...Ah, a display case for my flower pins!
I cleaned it up, painted it with grey homemade chalk paint and stenciled "French Boutique" on the side
Then I wrapped ruffled torn muslin and ribbon over that gorgeous handle
And covered the inside with vintage look tissue paper. Now, I did a little math (Yuk) to get the right spacing and used self drilling screws for hanging my flower pins
But wait, if I set this on a table it would take up a lot of space. So, I decided to put legs on it. I used legs discarded from a previous project and attached them with leg plates from the hardware store. I don't know what the plates are called, I just know you attach them on the bottom and then you can screw the legs on.
The legs fit right in the case...How cool is that for traveling!
Now I have the perfect traveling display case
The suitcase will be filled with flower pins....I've been busy making more
I think they look so shabby cute and feminine on jackets and shirts
I'll be selling them at the Fancy Flea for $10 a piece
For those of you that make jewelry, something similar to this would be a great jewelry display case!
Ok, I'm off working on more Fancy Flea projects...I'll be back soon!
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