Okay, so you can see here that the size of the opening is well wide enough for me to "stuff" the inside of the block orderly.
I love to scrapbook and I have collected things I love (but don't quite have a purpose for right away)... so, I had the paper, the key, the ribbon with letters, the stamped fabric, etc.)
I started out by finding a piece of scrapbook paper that I love and adhering it to the OUTSIDE back of the craft box. I used Mod Podge. Once the paper was positioned, I also used Mod Podge to seal it on.
I also purchased some spanish moss from my local craft store and began adding it to the inside of the glass box. I took a chipboard "D" (for my last name) and positioned it in the corner.
I had to use a stick (really professional, I know) to help slide the stamped fabric into place. Then I went to my back yard and gathered some thin twigs (we called them switches when I was growing up!) and twisted them together to form a makeshift nest. I tied the alphabet ribbon around the twig and used wire to add a small button and a piece of bling (from when I make jewelry).
I had scrapbooking letters and thought the Scrabble tile looking "T" would be perfect. Oh, I love little clothespins, so I had to add that, too! My key slid right into place and viola!
Here is the finished product.
A close up of the key and the Scrabble letter piece.
....another close up.
I love the way it turned out.
Have a blessed day.
*P.S. - I linked this post to nifty thrifty things and to Flamingo Toes (Think Pink Sundays) and Vintage Wanna Bee .