I recently stopped by a local thrift store and found a few wonderfully old pieces of luggage for quite a bargain of a price. See how I was able to take this old Cassette Case turned Memory Box for my son’s little treasures!
My first step was removing the actual cassette plastic holder. Then I ripped out the faux leather/plastic material on the top interior.
Next came the measurements. I had saved (I have no idea why) this tablecloth from kiddo #2’s FIRST birthday! Yes, I kept a tablecloth for over a year and a half… but now that I’m actually using it, I was glad I had. #hoardingproblems
I measured the interior sides and length and width and drew out a little diagram to help my visualize it all. Then, I did some cutting.
Next, Mod Podge to the rescue. I applied a light coat to the sides and bottom. I had intended on doing both the top and bottom with the fabric, but it seemed too busy.
Instead, I left the top without the fabric and painted it a bold yellow color with simple acrylic paint.
I applied chalkboard paint to the exterior and painted all the metal lock, handle and edging in gold.
So cute, right?
I envision this slowly filling with the cherished memories of a little boy.
Do you have Memory boxes for your kiddos?