Keep your old love letters under "lock and key" by recycling small plastic or glass bottles! Cleaning out old documents with Mom recently, we came across these letters written to me by high school beaus (remember those days?) that we had kept through various moves, floods from hurricanes and other events that had my parents moving from Savannah to Florida and now to South Georgia (Jesup).
I used those mini "airplane" sized wine bottles to make an embellished letter keeper that I can display. I attached a cord to the inside lid so that when the lid is removed, the letter comes out. Sort of a message in a bottle type thing.
I used Sizzix's Tim Holtz Hardware Findings die to cut the key hole from National Nonwovens brown felt. Vintage dictionary pages provide a fitting background and embossed metal sheets from Walnut Hollow provide a small border. My favorite part of making these was searching through old book pages to come up with fitting phrases that describe the theme of each love letter. I used Aleenes Collage Pauge to apply these to painted Patera Findings.
My second favorite part was embellishing the lids with paint, beads and pearls. The keys are a scrapbook embellishment find from K and Company. They ensure that my old love letters are safe, under lock and key....
Do you craft with recycled items? I would love to hear about it- leave me a comment. I love to hear from my bloggy friends.
Live Life Creatively,