I was putting together the gifts for my son whose wife's family lives out of state ... and whose family was headed to her side for Christmas. I needed one more gift for her, and since she is my crafty DIL, I put together a reinvention materials packet for her.
I used an old lacquered box and decoupaged the top with a paper I thought she would like. It is shown at the top of the picture above. I also used the same paper on a smaller, playing card size box that I filled with old floral pins.
Other items I added were, old bottle caps, buttons and game pieces in a tiny Altoids 'Smalls' box (just spray painted red), old dairy bottle tops and keys in glassine envelopes. Bakers twine on old spools, washi tape, letter tiles from an old game, 3 factory machine bobbins and two small wood soldiers.
It was so fun to tuck them all in tightly, almost like doing a puzzle, and choosing bits that would fill a particular space. Above it is shown before I add the envelopes of keys and dairy bottle caps.
If she likes it half as much as I liked putting it together it will be a hit!! Just glad I have one family member who likes such goodies... and I am training up her 5 year old daughter to be an reinventer too.