Saturday, May 28, 2011

Crown Gift Shoebox

I came across an organization that had a donation drive where the public could donate toiletries in a shoebox for homeless mothers and children . The fun part of the drive was that the participants were encouraged to decorate the boxes. This is the box that I decorated for a child and it got me thinking about how I will give a few gifts in the future. I started with an empty Victoria Secret's gift box.

I used a piece of cardboard to cut out the crown for the top of the box and covered it with gold tissue paper. I hot glued colorful stones on the top to resemble gems and then I covered the inside with a silk red fabric and added polyester fiberfill underneath to raise up the fabric. Then I hot glued red ribbon below the cardboard.

On the bottom part of the box I hot glued red sparkly fabric. This is how it turned out in the end.

Supplies: Empty box, cardboard, plastic gemstones, ribbon, silk fabric, embellished fabric, fiber-filling, tissue paper, hot glue with sticks and Scissors

Level of Difficulty: Easy

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Monday, May 23, 2011

Twisted in Twine

I bought a container to to use as my "in box", a simple container to hold paperwork for my next writing or craft projects. I couldn't find one that hung off the desk though, so I made one. The project turned out in two stages. The first stage was to purchase a clear container and hooks (the kind of hooks that you put over a door to hang say, a bath robe, etc.). I screwed the screws in the container and the hooks and thought that it would hang off the desk....2 seconds later it fell down. I finally figured out that I needed some gripping material to put between the hook and the top surface of the table for the container to rest on the table, and it worked (and it's still holding). Stage two, I couldn't leave the container so plain and simple, I had to spruce it up a little. This is how it turned out.


Hot glued twine around the entire container

Supplies: Clear Container, Hook, roll of Twine, Hot glue with sticks and Scissors

Level of Difficulty: Easy


Thursday, May 19, 2011

Pots in the Garden

Spring is in the air and the blooms are in showing off their brilliant colors
I thought that changing the colors of existing flower pots would add more color
to the garden. Take a look at the pots....


I used Valspar's paint for plastic to paint the pot and inside the pot are
Creeping Jenny, Impatiens and Sedum.


 This pot was painted gold and the I planted spearmint
in the pot (the spearmint smells wonderful).

Tuesday, May 17, 2011

Faux Coral Reef

I've always loved coral reefs and decided to try to make one. This is my Faux
Coral Reef that I glued pasta together and spray painted.

I hot glued baby bow tie pasta in a random order until I ended up
with a design that was eye catching.

The next step was to prime the pasta. Then I spray painted it with clear top coat and finished the piece by spray painting with Krylon Make It Stone textured paint.


 Finished product

I hope you enjoy this piece,