I work part time at a Montessori school. One of the teachers retired this year and I was asked to help in her retirement party by decorating a tool box to look like a girlie 'tackle' box! Of course I didn't take a before picture but the box was all primary colors. The handle was yellow, the bottom half was blue, the top part was red and the closing tab was green! I bought Krylon clear for the plastic. They didn't have too many fun colors in the plastic paint so I then spray painted over the clear with the Watermelon. I used a white boa and bought rhinestones letters to spell out her name. I used stick on rhinestones to decorate the top and clasp and then made a flower out of fabric and made a leaf out of green felt.
Here is a picture of Linda when she first opened it! She got a big kick out of it! Another co-worker decorated a fishing pole for her.
We had a nice lunch and celebrated the 21 years she worked at the school. I wonder what her husband thought of her gifts! :)