I already shared a WIP of this but have finally decided that I'm happy with the results. I may add a few details later on but for now I am pleased with the results.
The tin is from some soft caramel dip stuff we had a while back. The top had a plastic piece in it that popped out easily. The window was scratched and foggy so it needed to go for me to use it or else I probably would have kept it on for a terrarium instead.
The cards are from two packs called thumb decks that I've had for about fourteen years waiting for a craft project because I'd totally forgotten that I was missing half of each deck and couldn't call them a collection anymore.
The hearts are pearl heart cabochons I had laying around that I painted with red nail polish and the roses are just red tin roses I had in my bead boxes. I stuck them onto magnets with hot glue the same with the card on the front so I could rearrange them if I got tired of the pattern I put them in and nothing on or in this tin is permanently attached to the container because I didn't want to ruin it if I messed up.
I lined the back of the container with cardboard (the same cardboard as from a cereal box or a frozen pizza) and formed the little shelf before hot gluing the mini cards down. The ones I used were from a couple sets I had when I was younger and hung onto because I liked the tins but over the years I lost cards so they became part of my craft project. The inside of the sides is just the cards formed into a loop by gluing the cards together and putting it inside, only securing it on the shelf so it wouldn't budge.
The rabbit, mushroom and ladybugs all came from a set of terrarium decorations I got for Christmas. The rabbit and mushroom were secured with a dot of hot glue. the wooden ladybugs had a little foam piece under it with a sticky side that I just stuck on for the fun of it.
The watch I bought a few years ago, a cheap one you can find similar ones on amazon if you just look for the really cheap kind. (mine was $10 when I bought it but online you can get them for less) It stopped working and I didn't want to buy a new battery so I saved it for an Alice in Wonderland project because it reminded me of the story when I first bought it.
I hung the watch up with a piece of chopstick which I glued onto the top where the cards hit the sides because as I said above my original plan for it consisted of not ruining the container. I do however plan to keep it as is, it's just a nice container that I wanted to keep as free of hot glue as possible.
Disclaimer; this is the first of many projects that I am trying out. My next one just might be from Wonderland but my own version. What is your favorite fairytale and do you have anything that reminds you of it?
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