Hello crafty friends..
Welcome to my page today. I have another re cycling project today but before that, I would like to share some good news with you.
Yesterday was a dream come true moment to see myselffeatured in our city edition newspaper as a “CREATIVE RE CYCLER”.
How true it is that if each one of us did our bit on re cycling, we can definitely contribute to the climatic changes in the environment. I wish this breed of crafters grow and people start to buy and make more handmade stuff.
Now, onto what I have recycled today! Here it is...
With these ingredients, I decided to make something as a yearend gift for my husband. He has a habit of keeping his things where ever his hands reach out to, lol! I hope you get the picture and every day there is a hide and seek and searching session!
With year coming to an end, I thought he should be done with this habit and I have decided to make a caddy style box for him to keep his little treasures...you still have time to guess what it is!
Here is my gift to him...
I have altered the liquor carton by working on it horizontally and creating an opening and a flap for closure!
I have used the lovely Tim Holtz “Lost and Found” paper pack which was the perfect one for this project, you will see why.
Once the outer box was lined with the paper, I have given some texture to the lid by adding a layer of tissue and then worked on it with Prima Clocks stencil and some home made texture paste. Have you still guessed what the box is???
The coloring of the lid was a happy accident. I started coloring with acrylics without giving a coat of gesso and realized the colors were very translucent and I could still see the print on the carton! That’s when I ran some gesso on the wet color and voila! I just loved the streaky shaded colors of green, yellow and white. I loved it to bits and recreated the same mistake on the inside of the lid too! Of course the box had to be inked with walnut stain for that old look and some crushed olive for some brightness in the base!
For the caddy style, I attached a wooden handle but not before altering it too! It was shiny brown and I sponged in thick gesso first and then gave coats of rusty hinge and vintage photo DP. I have stamped some script on it too and have stained the edges with Walnut stain.
A few tags on TIME adorn the handle...just a reminder to him on the value of time!
On the flap I have used die cut buttons as embellishments. Any guesses on what it is before I open the box...
Here we go...
Yes! It’s a WATCH BOX! Now we will save time everyday looking for the right one! It’s all going to stay in place here!
They sit snuggly inside on a long pillow that I hand stitched using an old pair of jeans and some sponge that are remains from my carpentry stash!
And before you ask me ...along with the box, one of the watches is NEW too! Now that’s a pretty good one for a year end gifting right??? This should ensure my free flow of crafting goodies in the coming here, lol!
Thank you so much for stopping by and do leave your comments on the watch box. If it can house a bottle of liquor wit care, so can it hold these tiny treasures with all the warmth and care, what say???
Oh yeah...you can carry it around too!
I would like to enter the following challenges with it...
Alphabet challenge- V for VintageFun Friday Challenge- Ag
Simon Wednesday Challenge- tag it
Until my next creative journey,
Happy Crafting and re cycling,