Photos of a rainbow that I saw while shopping.
I decided to visit my local Archiver’s where I knew I would find exactly what I was looking for. Especially since it’s almost Halloween! I was shocked to find so many perfect decorations to go with the Practical Magic theme. At first, I couldn’t decide between making a book or a storage box. Obviously I picked the box! My daughter Lily helped me decorate it using scrapbooking stickers and embellishments. The photographs are from the insert to my Pratical Magic soundtrack. The CD was long ago uploaded into my iPod and has since gone missing. I’m so happy I held onto the empty case. These stickers were perfect because of the potions and notions that the sisters whip up at home and at Sally’s botanical shop. This sticker that says “I am who I am because of you” seemed perfect for the sisters. It sums up their entire relationship. There’s actually a place for a box label underneath the black hat and broom sticker. It was kind of ugly and seemed to ruin the Practical Magic theme. Fortunately, the sticker matched the shape of it and covered it perfectly! The “double double, toil & trouble” sticker isn’t exactly what the Aunts say when they make the Midnight Margaritas, but it’s sure close! I messed up when I wrote “Owens’s” and that makes me mad but I’ll get over it. No, it’s not an actual book that opens. I realized after I got home that I should have bought hinges to make it open. The sticker on the top right is a list of Sally’s qualities she wants in man in the Amas Vertitas spell. This is the inside of the box. The advice given is when Aunt Fran says, “My darling girl, when are you going to realize that being normal is not neccesarily a virtue? It rather denotes a lack of courage!” This is the bottom of the box. I wish I had room to fit this cute list of Family Traditions in a more visible place but I couldn’t. Actually, there was a lot that I wanted to fit on the box but simply didn’t have the room. So what am I going to keep in my Practical Magic themed box? I don’t know yet, but I’m sure I’ll know it when I see it.