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Altered Tool Box

I did it!  I finished my first altered object.  Do you remember the tissue box? Well, here it is now…

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It actually wasn’t as hard as I thought.  I used all stuff in my home.  I covered in in white felt, and then in some flannel I had left over.  I glued on one piece of ribbon to hide the seam, and a piece of lace around the top.  I painted 2 pieces of cereal box blue, to divide up the inside.  Then a string of pearls around the top over the lace. And voila!  Kinda proud me thinks.  Already is full or tools and has an honored spot in my craft space. =D

Have you altered anything lately? Tell me about it in the comments…

 

 

 
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Posted by on October 9, 2013 in your stuff... use it

 

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Altered box #1 update

Here is an update for the work I did today on my first altered box for Your Stuff…Use It!

I cut the top off the Calgary Flames tissue box.  Then I reinforced the inside seams with strips of more cardboard.  I lined the outside with some white craft felt I had an over abundance of.  Then I used fabric I had left over from a pair of jammie pants I made eons ago.  He is what it looks like right now…

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Posted by on September 25, 2013 in your stuff... use it

 

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It’s Modify Something Week

…in my world anyway ;).  And I am going to be honest.  A confession of sorts.  I have never modified anything.  Maybe a book at one point.  Shocked?  Yeah, well….

The hook to this, is I didn’t know where to start… another book? a box?  I thought of a picture frame, but I think everything I have here would be too thin… (remember, I have to already own it…) So, being stuck, I did what most crafty/artistic girls would do, and I took to twitter…

And my girls there, as always, were great!  They helped me come up with ideas like candlesticks, soap dishes, bar soap, and candles.  Creative, eh?

So then I was wandering around the house, seeing what I had.  In the process I came across, a pile of pens that needed a home.  Unsuitable containers for art supplies.  Paint brushes that had be separated from the rest of various reasons (too nice/expensive, not nice enough, and be relegated to mixes media or glue/gesso brushes).  A few cards, that are in the between step of being made and sent.  And slowly but surely, I realized I was back to boxes.  One for pencils. brushes, art supplies, and one for cars.  These are the 2 I found…

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Do you think I can do it?  Have you ever altered a box? Any tips for me?  I am thinking at least one of these will be covered in fabric.  Are you altering anything this week? what?

 

 
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Posted by on September 24, 2013 in your stuff... use it

 

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