A little sampling of what you will find at my spot during Art on the Square. Something for EVERYONE, even the hard to buy for, or something for YOU!!! (even better!!!)
The top two pictures are of plain and boring jars, that I have turned SIMPLY extraordinary!!!!!! Trying to find themes that will peak everyone interest. If you have suggestions or preferences of what I have already made, LET ME KNOW, and I will be able to estimate how many I need of what!!! that is the hard part, trying to create things that will suit a variety of tastes. I have many more jars in many more shapes and sizes, and will post them all on a later update.
Below the jars you will see an altered cigar box. a very unique style box, but I have found cigar boxes are in EVERY shape and size!! I never knew, or had reason to notice until Simply Altered was created.
This box is one of my very favorites. Historic Oskaloosa, seems to be the BIGGEST seller of all!!!! (or any box commemorating a hometown) I have taken the highlights of our town, through promotional literature added some repurposed elements and a city map. BEAUTIFUL. Gotta love the VERY vintage bronze hinge I used on the map!!! I think I got that off some sort of cupboard that was headed to the landfill. Rotted wood, but the hinge was “nicely aged” and I snagged it!!!
But….sorry, I do not want you to fall too in love with this box as it is SOLD already. It will make for the PERFECT Mothers Day gift tomorrow for a special mother that certainly takes alot of pride in her hometown of Oskaloosa. Her daughter called me today and realized I have the perfect box to suit her needs as a gift. :) makes this job / hobby of mine even MORE fun!!!!!!
I have done many boxes that highlight a hometown other than my own. The furthest one from my was for a gal from Alabama. It made for a beautiful box and I had fun featuring a town I had never been to, and probably never will be.
Stay close by, my next post will include a contest and a FREE prize I know you would ALL love!!!!