At Paper Cowgirls, there will be a fund raiser where transformed Velveeta boxes are auctioned off. I was happy to join in and make one, even if it meant I had to eat some fake cheese. It had been so many years since I'd had any of the artery clogging stuff that I forgot just how creamy and decadant it was. I could easily slip back into my old trailer trash ways and start making pots of mac and cheese with it again... but NO, it was a one time slip, and I'll not be buying any more of that, no matter how tempting it is. I ate it growing up and I raised my kids on that goo when I had a near zero dollar grocery budget, but now Sugarwings gets to eat some good, healthy foods and I've never fed it to her. (but honestly, is there anything creamier when melted over macaroni??)
But I digress with my love/hate cheese saga. The story is really about the box itself.
The lid and the bottom are turned on end, side by side and covered in paper, inside and out.
It has feet made up of 4 Scrabble tiles covered in old velvet ribbon.
Its topped with a beautiful, old rose, and decked out with lots of laces and trims. I added a heavy antique clasp from a vintage photo album to the chip board door.
(rhinestone chain sold for $3.50 per foot available here, to make your own trims!)
Speaking of jewelry, I filled it up with some jewels too, just in case no one guessed it was actually a jewelry armoire instead of a cheese box now.
So, is this a case of making a silk purse out of sow's ear, or just slapping lipstick on the pig?
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