Thursday, 2 December 2010

Recycled pot

Early in September Jill at the Stampman asked me to decorate something recycled as a possible project for Craft Stamper. The theme was lemon, soft green and kraft. I had this little pot in the kitchen just waiting to be transformed - it used to hold ready mixed icing by Betty Crocker!

So I had a play with these fab hero arts stamps my pal Elaine bought me as a gift. First I cut a strip of white card and coloured it with willow and lemonade adirondack dye inks. I then stamped all the strip with the checked flower stamp in banana archival ink. I did the same with the flower and cut it and the leaf out then shaped them with a ball tool.

I have added kraft card to the pot, then the decorated strip, lace and ribbon. The green thin ribbon I have threaded through the flower and the button making holes with a cropadile then added the little scissors charm. A perfect pot for your craft desk to keep pens and scissors tidy.

Sadly this project didnt make the Craft Stamper this time and by the looks of what is in there its because there was just not enough room to showcase them all. It was a fun project to make and I love the light weight of the pot as well as the shape - need to make more cup cakes then to get more icing lol!


  1. It's gorgeous Janet - well done!
    Sue xx

  2. Gorgeous, the colours are lovely.

  3. What a shame your lovely pot didn't make it into the CS, Janet, it's beautiful. I love the little scissor charm.
    Hugs Lisax

  4. Very nice alteration. Annette x

  5. What a great idea and useful too, shame it didnt make it to the mag as I am sure so many people would have been inspired, lovely work CJ , hope all is well in your neck of the woods, stay safe and warm xxx


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