Christmas will be here in fifteen short weeks! Can you believe it?! It’s very difficult to believe when we’ve had 90+ degree temps here in Georgia for almost 80 days. Oh my goodness, I am so ready for a dip in the thermometer. What better way to forget the heat and humidity than to think of Christmas!
Our sewing ministry is planning to sew for, collect items, and put together 25 boxes for Operation Christmas Child this year. I’m not sure when the deadline is for the boxes, but I’m sure it is towards the end of October or early November. I’ll post a few of our projects here as we get them together.
Today I got out the Mod Podge, scrapbook paper, and recycled cigar tin to make a little sewing kit for an older OCC child box.
I started with a little thin cigar tin that I picked up from a cigar store. Even though it is small, it will hold a good amount of basic sewing items.
The size will also fit well in a shoebox leaving lots of room for other goodies.
Of course I didn’t want to leave the “cigar” decor and wording, so I cut scrapbook paper to fit the top, bottom, and inside lid of the tin. Just a quick brush of the Mod Podge went on the tin, stick on the paper, then more decoupage over the paper. The hardest part of this project was waiting on the decoupage to dry. Really that didn’t take all that long; I’m just impatient.
I had a few scrapbook embellishments that I stuck on the top and inside the lid to add a touch of charm.
I printed out one of my favorite Bible verses and decoupaged that inside the lid.
I cut a piece of felt for the bottom. It can be used for a project or left to keep pins and needles in check.
Also included are safety pins, buttons, small beads, paper measuring tape, thread, and clothespins wrapped with lace and ribbon.
Do you have any ideas for what could be included in either a sewing kit or a shoebox?
I’d love to hear your ideas.