Monday, February 25, 2008

Every briefcase should be pink with polka dots

My niece, Elissa, had her fifth birthday party this weekend. Not one to show up empty handed, I brought her this briefcase.


Oh don't look so concerned! Of course I beautified it before actually giving it to her. Whatever life this briefcase had in the past (I think Wall Street, no?), it was destined for a pink polka dotted future. I primed, painted and decoupaged it.

I made sure every inch was covered and pretty.


Then I filled it with all kinds of craft goodies.

Including this special notebook.

Not bad for an old briefcase, eh?

17 comments:

Stephanie said...

That's a great gift idea!

Artsy Momma said...

That is the best gift ever! now I am off to find a briefcase!

narcissaqtpie said...

awesome idea! how creative & cute!

Chilihead said...

That is rockin'.

Kloth & Bolt said...

Oh this is just too cute! what a great idea!

muralimanohar said...

I bet that was the best present the whole day! Wow!

Tammigirl said...

I would LOVE to be your niece.
How lovely!

cidell said...

How fantastic is that!!

Geek+Nerd said...

This is charming!

erin said...

it turned out great! glad you didn't have to resort to actually buying one (gasp!).

upstateLisa said...

Oh man! what an awesome idea!!!! Did you use any special kind of primer or paint??? that is just sooo cool!

sewstylish said...

That is fantastic, please share how you did it. that IS the perfect gift. We have tons of parties coming up and I would love to make one.

christina said...

What a great idea! I'd love to receive a gift like that.

Katie Jean said...

Oh I bet she loved it! It came out great!

Amy said...

Gee whiz - I wished my mind worked like yours! That is just so cool. Would you please post instructions?

All things bright & beautiful... said...

Brilliant! Wish I had an Aunt like you!!!!!!!
Lynn

Lisa said...

Oooh! I want one!! I could take that one, even though I'd have to pull a couple of letters off of the notebook. Think anyone would notice?