When your scrap pile saves the day!

So I made this for my son, from the GF freebie files (I think?)…but the one thing missing was a knob/pull mechanism to open it.

I have 3 boys, & am ALWAYS in a hurry…so I had to come up with something super quick before school in the morning.

Went in my drawer, found a picture hanger…then looked in my scrap pile, grabbed the first square piece I saw, and it was the EXACT SIZE/dimensions to cover the brass! :smile: #winning #whataretheodds

(And his friends think it’s pretty cool #doublewin)


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It looks nice, but I for one, have no idea what it is. Pencil box?

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Yes! I added another photo to demonstrate.

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Great idea!

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Oh nice! That’s the one from the catalog. My husband needed a quick gift for a bunch of clients the night before a meeting and he had me cut a bunch of those.

Looked a little different for a sec because I notice you didn’t glue the semi-circles into the score lines for the insides. It is probably a lot easier to open and close that way though. With the semi-circles in place, it’s a bit tight. We had to tie string through the holes in order to get them to open after closing them because it was so hard to pull apart again.

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Cool, a can’t beat the double win!

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Yes, it was almost impossible to open! I also rubbed a little Aquafor into the joints and it made it SO much better! I’m sure there’s some fancy wood wax product one can use, but I just used what I had on-hand! :joy:

Would love to see yours. I haven’t even done a full search, but I see someone posted an awesome Naruto one with a slide cover (different design)

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I KNEW there was a reason I save all my scraps!

This is gorgeous, nice job :relaxed:

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You’ll find you take more time organizing your scraps than your full sheets. It’s weird, having a limited piece of material gets my ideas going more than a full sheet does. That’s my story and I’m sticking to it!

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This is so cool, I would have given my eye teeth for one as a kid!

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genious

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I always forget about this one. Yours looks great!

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Love it when those scraps get used up!

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Very nice… plus personalized!

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