Here are a few of my boxes in my closet. The bottom one is my senior year of high school (about the cold quote, I was always sick in high-school which made the quote relevant to my life. haha...seems weird now), the top right is freshman year of college, and top left is what I used for my study abroad in China. As you can see, as college has gone by, I've gotten a little lazier. :)
Now, since I just got engaged, I'm starting a new box for very special things from Tyler. I will continue my other box for this year, however I'm using a wooden box my grandma gave me to hold special things from the man I'm going to marry. I'm excited, and I think this time of my life qualifies for a "grown up" box.
This is my "grown up" keepsake box.
As you would have read about my engagement in my last post, I decided to preserve some of the flowers that Tyler used to propose to me. I let the flowers hang dry for about a week. My mom had a plain white cardboard watch box that she gave me to protect the flowers, so I lined the bottom with the square, compact cotton swabs, then decorated the outside. I just measured a piece of scrapbook paper to fit and folded and glued it around the outside of the box just like you would wrap a gift box with a removable lid. I then wrote a little story on the inside of the lid about the story of the flowers for a little sentimental charm. :)
*I might change the cotton swabs to something else later, but I mainly like that the coarse texture helps prevent the flowers from moving around and crumbling since they are brittle.
Oh, and I had some time to play with my camera last night since I worked the graveyard shift, so I got a more detailed picture of my engagement ring. I can't help but share. :)
That is all, until later. Next time I might show off a few old keepsakes, and maybe some new crafts if I get around to them.