This is a picture of a cheese box I decorated last year using wallpaper. We had purchased some wallpaper sample books for a couple bucks each, thinking that Julianne could use some of the paper for scrapbooking. It occured to me later that we had no idea if the paper would be acid-free or not...and I figured most likely not.So the challenge became to find uses for our purchase. I spied this cheese box one day when I was out with Mom and decided to try covering it to use as a gift box. Our pastor's wife is the girls' piano teacher and she likes lighthouses so this is what I ended up with. I painted the blue onto the trim, then covered the rest with wallpaper. We put her Christmas gift in it-even though it doesn't look Christmas-y. I was really happy with how it turned out.
We have used a few bits of the wallpaper to embellish cards, too. Maybe the girls will want to make a coordinating card to go with the tin?
Now to find a gift...sigh...other than cash, what do you get a 16 year old girl these days?