I used the following items:
1/4 inch inexpensive plywood (can use foam board)
Hot glue gun with glue sticks
Various items to fill the box
I cleaned my window as well as possible and brushed on a thin layer of paint. You should do what is true to you. I like the rustic look and wanted to preserve as much of that as possible.
I cut the plywood to to fit, screwed it onto the window, and added a picture hanger on each side. I did this so I would know where the holes were and so I did not have to man-handle the finished product too much.
Remove the back and cover with fabric. I applied pink satin using spray adhesive.
Next I added doilies using hot glued. Not the easiest way to do it and probably not the best but I could not get the spray adhesive to stick.
I then place all of my items onto the board. I played around with the arrangement for a couple of days.
You have to decide which method of attachment is right for the item and for you. I hot glued the book, pearls, scissors, and picture (only the corners). I used velcro for the brooch and the watch. The watch was too heavy and pulled away from the doilies so I had to add a small nail to help secure it.
Once everything is in place, I carefully stood up the board to make sure everything was secure. Then I added the screws.
That’s it! I am sure I will get some negative comments about using hot glue, but I used very little and it should come off fairly easily should I decide to take the box apart some day. I hope that is not the case and that it will be cherished for years to come by my children and grandchildren.
|My stack of windows|
|My grandfathers pocket watch.|
|My grandmother’s Birthday book inside the cover.|
|My grandmother’s sewing scissors inside a case she made with her initials.|
|My grandmother’s leaf brooch.|
|The finished product.|
|My grandmother’s Samsonite.|