After the sudden passing of his father last year, my friend’s partner, Chris, was cleaning out his family home when he came across his old matchbox cars. How cool are these vintage cars? Some of them are over 50 years old!
I was really touched when Chris brought them over to give to the boys but also concerned about lead paint. So I knew that I’d be using them in the boys rooms in the future and as part of some kind of decoration. But then I got to thinking about how I could up-cycle a couple of these as a Christmas gift for Chris and when I came across this car in a jar idea at It All Started With Paint I knew I wanted to make something like this for him.
He was so touched when he opened this up on Christmas day and it’s something they can put up on the mantel year after year. So much cuteness and sentiment in one little jar. : )
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