Monday, 29 March 2010

RE-cycling!!






This weeks theme over at Lots to Do is vintage, that, coupled with Allsorts theme of altering/recycling means I came up with this!






Now, as usual, I forgot to take a bloomin pic of the item BEFORE I started on it, thats why this pic shows it looking a bit naked (ooer missus!) It started off life as a cardboard box of biscuits - you know, the kind those posh one's come in.


I covered it over with some paper, which links me nicely to the Oh Alice challenge which, this week is to include text in your project - eh voila!

Once covered with paper I then set about 'vintaging' it up (is that even a word?) As you can see I added ribbon to tidy it up. Everything else is from my 'I'll keep this cos it might come in handy for something later' box.


The flowers I made using a Paperartsy and just basically
fiddling about with them till they looked right!
Anyhow, thats my post. Thanks for sticking with it till the end LOL
have a fabulous Monday!!
:o)

9 comments:

crafty creations said...

What a transformation Claireabelle from a posh biscuit tin to a really useful and vintagy storage box

Thanks for joining the Lotstodo Challenge again this week xx Hilda

Yarni Gras! said...

oh that is lovely! What a beauty...now what are you going to use it for?

Hels Sheridan said...

Fab upcycling hun...don't know what kind of biccie box you mean though..I am so poor I can only afford Tesco's Value Digestives ROFL...*ahem .. that is cosI spent all my dosh on stash LOL*

Lottie said...

Hels you are hilarious

It's fabulous - what a gorgeous box, and well worth altering it into a vintage work of art

Neet said...

What a brilliant idea - and fitting in so nicely with the theme.

Mags said...

This is stunning Claire, love it! Will look great with bits & bobs poking out of it! Love the texture to it. xx

Nannieflash said...

Hi Claireabelle, wow what a fabulous use of recycling bits and bobs, thats really gorgeous. Well done with love and hugs Shirleyxxxx

Kinglake said...

what a really nice project and the finished result just gorgeous! xx jo xx

Paula said...

a great bit of altering - will have to give it a go myself!