Thursday, September 25, 2008

Gina's Birthday Present.

I have been completely consumed with this swap! It takes over my posts! I have wanted to post this little present I created for Gina since I made it. I of course forgot to take a before shot. It was a hot pink Disney Sweethearts train case. I picked it up at a garage sale for 50 cents. The previous owner had colored all over it with markers and crayons, part of the lining paper was torn out, it had seen much better days. Gina had shown some interest in American Girl dolls so I thought I would make her some doll clothes and get her an entry level doll. What better place to store the doll and clothes than in this adorable, made by mom, case.

I primed the entire case with Kilz. Then I painted the outside of the case an aqua color, being sure to leave the trim and locks white. Next I cut out some G's using the cricut. I attached them using spray adhesive. Then I randomly stuck "precious jewels" (as Gina likes to call them) around the G's. I tied various coordinating ribbon around the handle.

For the inside I painted it ballet pink. I then trimmed the tattered edges with purple polka dot ribbon (I used hot glue for this). I covered the drawers with flocked scrap book paper ( I used spray adhesive again for this). I then put eyelets through the drawers and looped purple polka dot ribbon through for drawer pulls. I am in love with this case! Thankfully my name starts with a G too, so I can take it back when she outgrows it LOL!

This is the inside, not being used for what I made it for LOL!


Michelle said...

Oh, it turned out so cute! I love the Target dolls. I have gotten a couple for Brittany and she has been really happy with them.

Little Munchkins said...

That looks great! I am not crafty that way so I really admire what you have done.

Anonymous said...

WHATS A TRAIN CASE and why don't u put trains in it?

Anonymous said...

that turned out so adorable!

Sandra Lundy said...

Now, that is super cute! I love the color...and the "g" and the "precious jewels" :) Great idea!

Jules said...

SOOOO CUTE!!! What a brilliant transformation. Nice find.