17 hours ago
Thursday, April 19, 2012
Little Lucky Matchbox Charm
matchbox, upholstery scraps, glue, acrylic paint, lucky finding
Ever feel like you need to have a little bit of good luck to hold onto?
This morning I decided to whip myself up a little lucky matchbox charm.
Since carving my little lucky elephant charm, I've been a little obsessed with the little lucky elephant and I've been looking for a way to use it. So I found this old matchbox in a basket and the little thoughts in my head went *ding ding ding*.
And thus my little lucky elephant charm box is done. It took about 10 minutes and then I rushed to photograph it. The glue is still wet, if you look at the fabric you can see it. This was an in-the-moment kind of inspiration.
Now that I think about, it's not just about luck. My grandmother collected little lucky elephants, something I recently remembered, and she made sure to tell me that the trunks had to point up so the luck doesn't run out. So in a way, not only is this charm a way to keep luck on my side, but it's also a way to keep my grandma with me.
There's a nice charm for you.