It is difficult to see, but the little brad is from the fire rhinestone brads (pumpkin). I cut the prongs off, and sunk the head of the brad into the little white punched flower (from the three for you punch box)--which is covered in Crystal Effects.
The on-board letter is covered in teal dsp, with some gel pen dots for detail. . .which did *not* like Modpodge, btw. Be very careful if doing this. . . and I was just able to stop before it looked really muddy. . .I probably will try not to do that again. . .but it is so cute!
I really had a hard time not putting some more bling on this! I figured that was the safest little piece, and anything else was going to fall off or look dingy with use later. . .so I had to resist.
The recipient of this gift is five years old :) That being said, if it can't be washed and sanitized without ruining it--her mom is going to put it in the closet as a keepsake! (the horror!) So, in an effort to circumvent this, I put a ridiculous amount of ModPodge on it.
I would have to check to be sure, but I actually think this tin is bulletproof.
At the very least, you could probably run it thru the dishwasher. (Please don't try this, Erin!)
Now--I know that ribbon gets dirty. But it can also be removed! If not rinsed clean in the sink if necessary, than at least replaced eventually. . .right? So I figured I was safe with this part :)
There is a bit of fray check on the ends of each, so they will stay nice for as long as possible.