Alter Art, Makeovers, Paper Piecing, Recyling, Reuse, Reduce., T A G S, Trash to Treasure

shoebox makeover !

Hello Ladies, how have you been ? Hope your having a good weekend … me, well, we’ve already got into our week.

This weekend, I was again bitten hard by the recyle bug, pulled out a couple of items from that large container, piled up with scores of items, waiting for a new look or a new dress, if you may.   I went back to trying out some altered art. A photo frame, a door hanger and a shoebox were dressed up with a fancy look.  It is such a joy when something, generally would find its place in the trash is actually given a new look and a new home. Such a gratifying feeling.

This box will be container for a Mothers day gift with some accessories for her makeup dresser. I think “Mom” is going to be pleased. 

Just a quick somethings about the recipe :

  • The flowers are first time tried out and made using punches.
  • The paper in the tags are handmade.
  • The butterflies are all paper pieced.
  • The lace is cut out by border punch.
  • The second base of the tags is a label tag from one of my son’s jeans !
  • The sky blue paper around the box on the width is fabric paper.

Trust you will appreciate it.  🙂 !! Oh I have still not completly posted everything from the last “techniques and folds series” still 3 more to post 😦  ~~~ TIME !!! When do I get enough time ??? But thats the story of every mother these days, isnt it ?

Alright so here’s the shoe box that I altered.

 

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  • Allsorts – Make your own Flowers
  • Crafty Emma – Flowers and Flutterbys
  • Crazy 4 Challenges (JFF) – Flowers
  • Gem Of A Challenge (2W) – 2nd week – Buttons,  bows.
  • One Stop Craft – Spring Flowers
  • Shannon’s Sentiments – (SIO) Fussy Cutting
  • Digi’s With Attitude! – I wish I was with my mum right now.
  • Fussy and Fancy – (2W) – embossing and/or paper piecing
  • Guylou’s Inimitability – (2W, SIO) – anything goes
  • Res-Q-Challenge – boxes – use squares &/or rectangles
  • Simply Create – (2W) – bold & bright
  • Stamp Something – something with flowers
  • Tellen’s Place – (1E, SIO) – buttons
  • Totally Papercrafts – paper piecing
  • Wags ‘n Whiskers – (2W, SIO) – punches
  • Delightful Challenges -Use Your Scraps
  • Do You Stack Up? – (3E, SIO) -Anything Goes
  • Guylou’s Inimitability – (2W, SIO) -anything goes
  • Paper Romance – (SIO) – Anything goes
  • Shelly’s Images – (SIO) – Ribbon
  • Some Odd Girl – (2W, SIO) –Handmade element or embellishment
  • Your Next Stamp Challenge – (2W, 1E, SIO) – paper piecing
  • Crafty Creations –  in the bottom of my garden lives butterflies.
  • Desert Island Crafters Challenge: USE 3 ITEms: Buttons, border punch, sparkle.
  • Oldie But Goodie Challenge (2W, no digis) – Spring is in the Air
  • Partytime Tuesdays – Anything Goes
  • Try It On Tuesday  – Alter A Shoe Box
  • Bunny Zoe’s Crafts (2nd MON) – Spring – flowers Everywhere!
  • Lexi’s Creations (2W) – Flowers
  • Pink Elephant (2W) – Buttons, lace and ribbon
  • Cheerful Stamp Pad – Anything but a Card
  • I Did It Creations – Anything Goes
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    Creative Door Sign.

    Although I had initially wanted to make a door sign, I landed up making a cute placard. It is made of very firm plastic paper which is used in covering up lampshades .. ( thats where it came from !! ) Ripped an old round lampshade which was almost dumped !!

    It can be given as a pretty gift to a classmate, collegue, neighbour or teacher.

    Alittle bit of recyling goes a looong looong way.

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