Friday, June 10, 2011

box with a lid

you may have seen my earlier post about the repurposed book cover
"an easy box to make" (the original how-to)
"tea and minor details" (added helpful hints)

here is the same box with a lid

I used a 1958 textbook from the local high school
"Adventures in Reading"
I wanted something to keep my haiku postcards in

as the box fills up,
the lid will rise as well
the lid is just a smidge smaller than the box
the handle is braided twine threaded through holes I made with an awl
the edges of the box have been very cleanly cut using my x-acto
once the lid rises above the box, 
it will be time to make a new box

adventures in reading


Jill said...

Great addition to the box. Do you send your postcards to friends/relatives or sell them?

ale said...

dear kimmie!!!!!! how beautifullllllllllll!! l love love love!!!! with all books !!more love for the papers!!!!!!!!
how much fun all the days in the beach ,the 3 girls in the photo are great!!!lovely!!!!! and lot of fun too finding lovely stones!!! your days looks like paradise!!!! nature,and time to enjoy is one of the bests mix!!!!!!! lots of love kimmie and happy weekend to you and all your family!!!

Kim Mailhot said...

very very pretty. I would love to see it again when it is full ! It's contents are equally gorgeous ! ;0)
Enjoy your adventures !

rebecca said...

your box is a swan song of simplicity. the book fingered by so many hunger fingers...becomes the hands that hold each "book within a page"...your haiku postcards, like drinking deeply from small cups.

this makes my heart sing!

Terri Kahrs said...

Kimmie, you've elevated that lowly discarded book to new heights and have created a beautiful keepsake that will keep your treasures and give you pleasure. Stunning work! Hugs, Terri xoxo

Marguerite (Tina) Smith Hart said...

What a terrific idea Kimmie! I have loads of old books (they attach themselves to me like a magnet wherever I go) and was looking for a few cool ideas to utilize them and voila! Thanks for the inspiration!
Tina xo

ooglebloops said...

Great idea- having the lid rise to the top as the box becomes full- art for art!!

Teri said...

I love the looks of those Haiku cards nestled in that wonderful box. I am all about "boxes and things" and so your previous post with the stones you collected from the beach and also how they were arranged in the box totally appealed to me. What is it about those simple things that, when brought in and organized in some way, appeal so much to us? They are just simple rocks yet, they are NOT just simple rocks!

Becca said...

This looks like a great way to store your beautiful cards!

~*~Patty S said...

adding frosting to the cake with your handy and clever handmade box top dear Kimmie...really lovely and inspiring on many levels!

Happy Sunday Dear One!

Halle said...

So cool. What a great idea.

Steph said...

this is such a cool box...which I'd love to make....thanks for sharing, Kimmie...

MB Shaw said...

Really like this a lot. Clever and beautiful :)