Monday, April 22, 2013

Upcycling in honor of Earth day

Happy Earth Day!

I decided to take something old and make it new, cute, and usable again. I love to brouse the shelves at local second hand shops like Savers and Goodwill and awhile ago I found a bundle of heart shaped tins for a steal of a deal. I thought boy, these would be nifty for my rhinestones and brads but instead decided to upcycle them as cute little gift boxes.

I used Graphic 45 paper for around the outside and Mod Podged to adhere it. I trimmed it to the size I needed using my Cricut trimmer and blades.
Then I took dollar bin thin ribbon and used crafting adhesive to attach that around the top.
Finally I used more Mod Podge (Kim can order it.) to glue down the Graphic 45 paper to the inside window and then I cut out a flower and Mod Podged it to the outside of the window. I used Stickles Diamond to add a touch of glitter around the outside of the heart top and the middle of the flower. I just couldn't get a glittery picture of the Stickles no matter what I did.

Here is the finished box...
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