Wednesday, 23 March 2011

Up -cycle

Do you remember last week I said one of our youngsters was leaving and wanted me to make him a teabox? Well here is my upcycled version!
Mum found this out of date natural sponge on sale and thought it was a perfect texture "stamp" for my crafting - she was sooo right but the box has also come in handy too!

Here it is transformed into a tea box perfect size for individually wrapped tea bags! Papers are My Minds Eye - asparagus i think but I cant be sure and some retired SU papers. Ribbon from stash and the huge button is from Lovin' ink altered perfectly to match with a promarker!

Of course the tea cup stamp is a craft stamper freebie - i do love these little stamps and they are perfect for paper piecing. Now it just needs filling! Hope he likes it - I have tried to stay a little masculine!

Now I know for most of you its whats on your work desk Wednesday - truly I could not even give you a glance of the tip that is my craft room! I have a Christmas card class tonight and have also begun packing for the retreat - as well as all the kit prep so the desk is buried under a sea of stash. Cant tell you how excited Michelle and I are to meet new folks and share our mad ideas! Hope you (and me)squeeze in some crafting today :0)


  1. Very clever idea. I'm sure it will be appreciasted! You think you are excited about the retreat! We are too! Looking forward to seeing the texture stamp in action too!

  2. Lovely box I am sure the young man will like it. Hugs Bee

  3. Fab tea box! Where do I order one!

  4. It's fabulous Janet!
    x Michelle

  5. Love this box, its a super gift.

  6. Gorgeous bit of upcycling and a great gift too!


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