InstructionsI took this idea out of a magazine, probably Better Homes & Gardens. You can use any type of decorative container (bowls, glasses, trays) and they can be any type of material (glass, wood, metal). I liked glass because you could see through to the bottom. Gather a few small trinkets or mementos either collected or given as gifts and place them inside the containers to create unique conversational ...
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Type of item: Home Decor
Style: Whimsical, Casual
I used 2 large glasses, 1 large glass bowl and mementos from trips (pebbles, seashells, starfish, postcards, matchbooks, travel maps, small journal/books, etc.)
What was your inspiration?
There was an empty spot on a desk that we keep in our hallway. Wanting to fill it with something interesting, I turned to saved magazine articles.
What are you most proud of?
I originally had the glasses just sitting in a closet and was contemplating throwing them out. I'm proud that I was able to recycle them into something 'new'.
What advice would you give someone starting this project?
Use a few special items in each container. If you display too much, it'll look cluttered.