A couple of blogs I frequently stalk such as Melissa Phillips, Anabelle O'Malley, Audrey Pettit and Cherry's Jubilee (see links on sidebar) show the most gorgeous altered items. I decided to try to give it a try myself. I love that vintage, shabby look. I have a whole new appreciation for the work it takes to make these. I also realized that when working with hot glue you need to work fast! Here is what I made. It is by no means perfect, but I know what not to do the next time.