My mom received this gorgeous little box with a small gift inside for her birthday. As you might be able to see, it's made out of an old cooldrink bottle. This idea was chosen as last week's craft in 'Granny Time'.
The bottles had already been prepared by my mom (she had cut the tops off and cut the flaps which fold down to form the lid). The girls had to start by sanding down the rough edges.
Then they simply decorated them with a kind of 'glass paint'. The original was decorated with tissue paper which had been decoupaged onto it - really pretty.
Once they were dry, they could be folded down to close. The girls are using them now as little jewelry boxes. They were really easy and fun to make, and look really funky!