Saturday, September 24, 2011
Animal Crackers In My .... PURSE!
That's right - not in my soup - in my PURSE!
I got this idea from my brilliant sister-in-law, who found a cute designer box of animal crackers at a convenience store and thought they would make a cute purse.
I went out immediately and bought my childhood faves - the Barnum's Animals - you know, the ones with the little string handle.
And I made this teeny little purse. And I'll tell you right now - if you want to make this, you have to eat not one, but two boxes of animal crackers. :) Poor you.
Then I took a piece of black wool felt, cut it into a "T" shape to match the inside dimensions of my box, and I glued it to the inside, being very careful to glue down all the top edges. I did a little trimming to make sure it was perfectly aligned with the top of the box.
wide grosgrain black striped ribbon and ran it all the way around the box for a handle. I made the cut ends meet on the bottom so you don't see them, and I attached them to the box with Sticky Strip.
After that step, I made holes in the bottom for the purse feet. I started the hole with my piercing tool, but finished it with my eyelet setter, because it's nice to get a nice clean cut through the felt for your hardware, and the eyelet setter does a great job of that.
I added a strip of magnet sheet to both the box front and the lid flap to keep it securely closed while people admire my cute purse.
Here's a side view.
Now go check out my sweet friend Micki, who did a little reanimating of her own this week!