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Antique Mailing Box
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Make a beautiful and authentic, Antique Mailing Box for your dragon’s egg.

Antique Dragon’s Egg mailing  box

Dragonry illustrated letter Over a hundred years ago, the trade in dragon’s eggs and other artefacts from antiquity was an established Victorian pastime. Gentlemen of wealth throughout the world were obsessed with expeditions to unexplored regions of the world aiming to unlock the “dark interiors” of the great continents of Africa, Asia, the South Americas. Swarthy, sunburned and occasionally nursing minor injuries, larger-than-life adventurers could be heard up and down the land regaling dinner party guests with their stories of tiger hunts, strange beasts and sometimes even encounters with fire breathing dragons.
. . . However, the only satisfaction for the wonder lust of those unable to travel due to, family ties, business commitments or a lack of available funds, was to engage in correspondence with any one of a number of dubious trading companies from those distant lands; the sort of company who placed advertisements for strange articles of ‘Interest and Curiosity - for Purchase by Post' through small advertisements in the back pages of the National Daily Press.
. . . For the cost of anything from a few shillings to many hundreds of guineas, a gentleman (or gentlewoman) with a thirst for knowledge could purchase most extraordinary curios from the comfort of their writing table. The only endurance that then had to be overcome, in the acquisition of such articles, was the arduous wait while the precious parcel made its way from one of the Four Corners of the World, by sea (via tramp steamer) or sometimes mule and often steam locomotive to the purchaser's home.
. . . Now you have a chance to make a beautiful Antique Mailing Box, just like those exciting parcels the Victorians used to receive. It’s a perfect fit for your Dragon’s Eggs, but it could be used for keeping anything in. The Transit label on the front has been left blank for you to carefully fill in all the intriguing details of the contents of your special parcel. If you like the look of this project, then you might also like to have a peak at the Special Delivery Dragons Stamps so that you can make up a whole range of different parcels.
. . . The download comes in both US Letter size and A4. This download gives you everything you need to make the Antique Mailing box, the instructions, a template and the box outer printable. Please note that these are quite large files due to the high quality of the image used. Download only once and print multiple times as needed once downloaded.


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nepenthe's Antique Mailing Box
Posted by nepenthe - While I used the basic template for the mailing box I created my own wrap-around -- some of the images were printed directly onto the box (some of the stamps) and others were independently created and then glued on (a different transit label that I filled in before printing, altered stamps from 'Lemuria', etc). I then ran the sheet through the printer again to overlay some different postal marks, so they looked as though they had been actually stamped on by a postal worker. It took a few attempts getting everything laid out in a desktop publishing program for the printing and re-printing to come out correctly, but I think it turned out well in the end and my daughter loved it... which is what counts!Spacer
sausages's Antique Mailing Box
Posted by sausages - I keep my potions inside mine!!!Spacer
AbbieX's Antique Mailing Box
Posted by AbbieX - I used purple poster board as the base for the print outs of the top and the inside of the box. It made the box stiff. I would prefer to use a slightly thicker poster board type paper in the future. The box came out great.Spacer
demodemo's Antique Mailing Box
Posted by demodemo - Box for my Chinese Red Fang eggSpacer
mylie's Antique Mailing Box
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Funky pompoms
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Funky pompom turtleDadcando has some truly amazing funky pompom projects, and making a pompom couldn't be easier or more instantly rewarding. You don't even have to have wool, you can make a pompom from any lightweight plastic bag, bin-liner or sandwich bag.
snadwich bag pompom

This tiny little pompom was made from a transparent blue plastic sandwich bag. Perfect for making little pompom creatures to decorate the top of your pens and pencils.

step 1 of how to make a pompom, cut the discs

All you need is a piece of cardboard, which you cut into two same sized rings. step 2 of how to make a pompom, thread wool bundles

You bundle up some wool into 2m lengths and thread them through the rings about 8 at a time (or a plastic bag). step 3 of how to make a pompom, keep threading the bundles
Keep threading the wool through the ring until you can't fit any more through.

step 4 of how to make a pompom, cut the wool round the edge

Push the tip of a pair of scissors into the wool and between the discs inside and cut round the rim. step 5 of how to make a pompom, tie off the wool

Tie a few lengths of wool round the pompom bundle between the cardboard discs and then remove the discs by slipping them off the wool or cutting them.

step 6 of how to make a pompom, the finished pompom That's it. It couldn't be much simpler, but it is only the start. Both boys and girls love making pompoms and dadcando's projects have easy to follow instructions and the beautifully designed printed image patterns will make sure that your pompom looks fabulous as well as being something really wacky and memorable, and they’re all so quick and easy to do.

So, beg or borrow a ball of wool off someone to get you going, or visit your local fabric shop and buy a ball or two. There are some crazy wools out there, have a look at the wonderful pompom William designed in Your Models, using a fun multicoloured wool. I guarantee once you start making pompoms with your kids, they won't want to stop.
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