ABC Curio

Designer Wendy Smedley, blogger at The Possibilities are Endless, shares how you can make one too.

ABC Curio was created using a divided shadow box from Adorn It:

1. select and purchase your display box
2. gather contents
3. prepare box
4. insert contents

5. add any needed finishing touches
6. display and enjoy!

Customize your box

A few basic suggestions are:
● cover with paper
● paint
● distress
● cover with fabric

Sources for tiny objects, besides your junk drawers

1. Party store that sells individual favors like Zurchers
2. Thrift stores for game pieces, vintage notions, small toys,
3. Local craft superstore Hobby Lobby carries a line of miniatures
4. Scrapbook store for shaped brads or buttons, and other    trinkets
5. Craft superstores have tons of objects; try their cake    decorating section, kids crafts, beads, or wood objects

Wendy blogs about scrapbooking, all things crafty, and her family adventures with five sons at

Wendy says the thrill is in the hunt for the little items that represent your curio theme. Here are a few secret sourcing goldmines:

Star Mill General Store
147 East 600 North
American Fork
(801) 756-0464

Abode Consignment Store
1720 So. 900 East
Salt Lake City
(801) 486-2633

The General Store & Home of the Co-Op Chicks
50 W. Gentile Street
(801) 529-8175

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