are an eyesore
... like strike on the box kitchen matches ...
since I keep them out in plain view in my dining room
I had to make them pretty
it was easy
I coated the top and bottom with gesso
(that step is not entirely necessary)
and pasted on some cool wrapping paper
added some scraps of this and that
coated it with mod podge
(not entirely necessary either)
and now I don't have to look at an ugly red and blue box anymore
* * *
... and then I discovered this sweet picture on my camera ...
child's self portrait
(new pierced ears)