Vintage Inspired Back To School Lunch Pail


Hey there Paper Peeps! Well we’re still sharing loads of fabulous back to school project inspiration here at Petaloo and I’m so excited to show off my Vintage Inspired Lunch Pail.   I used a store bought case with a great little handle and metal clasp so I could skip right to the fun part….adding layers of patterned papers and gorgeous Petaloo flowers. Of course you can’t carry your lunch in it…..but wouldn’t it be super sweet to display on a shelf and store small keepsakes from the school year???

ABC Primer Lunch Pail

ABC Primer Lunch Pail 1

I’m pretty smitten with how it turned out. This vintagy paper goes so well with the flowers.

ABC Primer Lunch Pail 2

It’s easy to go overboard with papers on cases like these so I just added a few layers on the sides where you would naturally change patterns like on the lid.

ABC Primer Lunch Pail 3

I will always love plaids and stripes together. It’s just so classic. Incorporating the ruler border at the bottom helps to offset the visual heaviness of the striped lid.

ABC Primer Lunch Pail 4

I love  the red tone of the Anenome…it’s just a bit darker so it coordinate really well with the vintagy patterned papers. I’m adding Darjeeling Mini Garden Rosettes to lighten up the arrangement along with the leaves from the package and some trims and twine.

ABC Primer Lunch Pail 5

All the layers are attached using spacers between to add a lot of depth and dimension.

ABC Primer Lunch Pail 6

This clasp and handle will make it easy to collect and save keepsakes from school. The flat bottom will keep it standing upright to make a fabby vintage display.

ABC Primer Lunch Pail

~Petaloo Supplies Used~

Botanica Anenome Red 1176-005

Darjeeling Mini Garden Rosettes Cream 1491-105

Patterned Papers~ Graphic 45 An ABC Primer

Ribbon Trim and Twine~Really Reasonable Ribbon~ Lipstick Red Seam Binding, Red Burlap String

Cheery Lynn Die~ English Tea Party Doily

Okay that’s all for me. Wishing all of you a happy and productive day with lots of time to be creative : ) G


2 responses »

  1. Love this project! I so enjoy how you incorporate stripes into your paper choices…nice contrast to everything else. Love your work!

  2. this is just fabulous! love all of the fun details you’ve added. and what a great idea to store little treasures from the school year. 🙂

    enjoy your weekend!

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