Today's venture is about upcycling. I got the idea after seeing the Lessology post for a new DT member (read all about it here) with a focus on recycling. You can join in for a chance to become a member of this new design team. This is so up my alley! I am a
hoarder recycler of 95% of the stuff that enters my home. Today, I am venturing into a new area: soap box canvases. Have you seen this or tried it? Alma Stroller has a fabulous tutorial on her blog about these. It's super easy and I love little things so it was right up my alley. I took this
I had so much fun creating this! I think kids would enjoy it. They can make a masterpiece to cherish.
I followed Alma's directions except changed a few things up. I covered my box completely and painted more. I was having fun with the different colors. I stamped my images on the original paper and then cut out and modge podged to the front. I added some glitter to it before it dried.
I stamped lightly with my House of Three stamps to add a few details. I cut a small quote out to fit in my bracket which wraps around the corner. I couldn't stop there though. I needed some more stuff on it so I added lace, a big bling piece and a tiny button strung through a watch gear with hemp thread. I added a few pearls and a large decorative bauble.
and of course a little something for the back!
and a close up of the top with the gear, button, hemp,and lace.
Thank you for stopping by! I hope you enjoyed viewing and reading about this latest project of mine! Fingers crossed that I might have a chance to be on the new Lessology DT! I love creating with recycled things and finding new purposes for them. I think I would fit right in with the ladies. Let's hope they think so. :-)