The moderators on CCSwaps are always challenging us to try something new. The box below was for a "Money for a Rainy Day" Swap. We were to create a sealed money box for our partner so she could add a dollar for each swap she participated in during 2009. At the end of the year, she would have a nice stash of money to spend, probably on more art supplies. I used a purchased paper mache "treasure chest," cut a hole in the top, then decoupaged it with printed tissue paper. I added beaded trim, ribbon and two metal embellishments. The one on the top is where I cut the hole.
Money for a Rainy Day
The book-in-a-box is quite small, not much larger than a matchbox, but a little deeper. It originally held a piece of jewelry. I created a small accordian book and glued it into the bottom of the box.