A bow tie should have it’s own storage box!
Rather than go with a typical gift-wrapped cardboard box for this bow tie I made, I decided to go with a neat little wooden box that I found at an AC Moore. I liked the cutout on the top of the box and wanted to use the fabric I made the bow tie with in that space. I brushed some Mod Podge on a piece of the fabric so when I cut it out it wouldn’t fray. I put the box on my scanner lid side down, scanned it at 100% and printed it out for a guide. I taped the fabric to the guide and cut it out. After I glued the fabric into place, I coated the box with two coats of varnish.
I used a piece of Lotta Jansdotter’s Spring Buds in mustard to make a small cushion for the bottom of the box. Voila! A special box for a special bow tie!
In years past, I bought boxes from AC Moore and stained them and sealed them and filled them with stuff like rosaries, coins, earrings, etc.and send them to loved ones.
If they were for a female I would pare scented candle wax and put it in the bottom of the box and put it in the microwave for a minute or two ( AFTER removing the metal hinges and hasps….helloooOOOOOOO) and the wax would melt into the wood and be scented.
I did this more than a few times but once, without realizing, the wood was green and while it was being nuked, I noticed this funky smell, and when I took it out, the box was VERY hot.
Pine sap had oozed out of the box and almost caught fire.
So, DON’T try this at home.
Unless you’re a professional dope.
Never microwave a wooden box from A.C. Moore – got it! We love tips from our readers!
Interesting idea though. I was thinking that you could buy some of the scented oils they sell for candle or soap making, put a few drops on a cotton ball, and leave it in the box for a few days.