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Mum found this out of date natural sponge on sale and thought it was a perfect texture "stamp" for my crafting - she was sooo right but the box has also come in handy too!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)
Janet

6 comments:

  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!

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

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

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  4. It's fabulous Janet!
    x Michelle

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  5. Love this box, its a super gift.

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

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