I have had this thimble display case for a couple of years and decided it was time to alter it.
After two coats of white paint the dark brown wood was still showing through so I decided to go with a light blue colour.
I thought the wooden roof was particularly awful, so used it as a template to make a replacement chipboard roof.
I filled each section with a mixture of patterned papers ( a really good way of using up your scraps) and stamping.
The edges of the shelves were made using a border punch.
I haven't filled all of the sections but may add more as time goes on. The two characters are Milly Molly Mandy from one of my favourite books as a child, and Nurse Nancy from Twinkle magazine. I traced the images and coloured onto shrink plastic before shrinking with a heat gun.
I hope I have inspired you have a go at altering your own thimble display!
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