Wednesday, 25 March 2009

Simple lid craft..with vintage Janet and John!!

Do you remember those Flora Doodles flowers, which I had a few weeks ago?
Some of them came in these lovely containers, which I didn't throw away..obviously ;-)

I thought they would make great picture frames!

So I added a vintage touch...

An old Janet and John book... mixed with some new papers which have a vintage twist...they're called 'Cut n Paste' by K&Co.
I'm a massive fan of their scrapbook papers...the best in my opinion.

So I took the lids...

And made some hang on a child's wall..or craft room wall..or anywhere!




I only made five as I only had five lids..but any lids would do, I think!

Good old Janet and John..don't you just love 'em?
I do!'s Hans and Grietje (I picked that from a website of Dutch baby girl names!) trying to get in on the act!
It just doesn't roll off the tongue quite the same , does it? LOL!

Hope your day is going well ;-)
I'm off to look for more lids ;-)


Hens Teeth said...

Oh these are very special, dear Janet and what you have done!

Simone said...

A great use of lids and the pictures work so well with your papers.

Country Cottage Chic said...

A very clever way to use up the boxes Sal!

Suzy's Vintage Attic said...

WOW, I love what you have done with the boxes. Great idea.
Very pretty.
Isabelle x

Cloudbusting said...

those are absolutely gorgeous!! well done with using the lids that way

The Weaver of Grass said...

As usual very clever use of scraps.

galant said...

Whilst these look pretty, what are they for? Or if I have to ask, am I missing the point? Are they for children?
I have never seen Janet and John books as my children learned to read with Ladybird's Peter and Jane scheme and I learned with Ronald Ridout when I was about 6 or 7 (in the 1950s!!!)
Margaret Powling

Cowboys and Custard said...

Fab Sal... !
Janet & John are wonderful icons of a 50's childhood... I love them too and the Gay Way series that I learnt to read with...

Michele xx

MelMel said...

Your so would be fab aa a skirt...little white t-shirt, white pumps...ooohhh lovely!xxx

twiggypeasticks said...

lovely Sal
Twiggy x

Josie-Mary said...

Lovely Sal, I love Janet & John although I don't think I could've cut the book up!!! :) x

Menopausal musing said...

"Janet and John" never fail. Lovely! x

Nostalgia at the Stone House said...

Sal, do you by any chance have a spare pair of hands in that set of six that you so obviously have?!!
You amaze me with your gusto!

madeleinemiranda said...

How clever, not to mention cute!!