Hello crafty friends..
Welcome to my page today. I am sooo relieved and done with my house painting! It started at the beginning of the year and ended on valentine’s say....cool eh??? Great timing and so decided to make something for Mr. Hubby! A kind of “thank you” gift...no no not valentines!
As always I love masculine projects, I love recycling, I love grunge, I love browns and tan, I love metal, I love leather, and I love denim too and wait...I love wood too!
With all my “loves” in mind, here is what I recycled...
And here is what I made of it...
Lets jump start to the procedure...
Step1- I went about making some alterations to the box to suit my needs, like the opening and the closure. I wanted the leather and denim look...my fav when it comes to men, lol! (wink, wink)...
So, for the lid, I covered it with tissue and modge and when dry did the “faux leather” using DP rusty hinge, vintage photo and walnut stain and when dry, applied archival black on the raised areas( creases from the tissue) and inked the edges with archival potting soil.
Step2- I used a few metal embellies for the corner. Stamped images of these grungy macho men on Kraft CS and heat embossed in black and gave it the leathery feel too!
Just so to soften their looks, I have used a metal charm that says ”hand made with love” hanging from the pocket and for the other gentle men, have use heart buttons for his vest! LOVE it.... A faux leather label with a TH sentiment and faux stitching finds itself in another corner!
Step3- For the base of the box...I just ripped an old jean to my hearts content and covered the base and for the rim, I dint spare the waist band too! And what a co incidence my waist size was a perfect fit to cover the box all around! Now is that a compliment...keep guessing my waist size now...wink, wink!
I also attached metal brads as legs for the box and used metal clasp closures and a little handle so that it can be carried around too!
Time to open up the box!!! Remember, I said, I love wood....
Step 4- Voila, the box opens up....and you see a mini suit case inside!
I have lined the inside base with wood grains paper from our very own Indian brand, Papericious. I love the earthy macho looks it adds to the interior of the box!
For the top lid, I spent a whole day working on it! I wanted a typical functioning suitcase? Keepsake box and so continuing the faux leather created an accordion panel to stack up papers and important documents!
I also created the ribs for holding the pen/pencil and yes...a little “message” scrolled inside the bottle too!
A few motivating quotes from TH and my little suitcase is ready to travel where ever hubby dear wants to take it!
Well that’s brings to the end and I had a great time working on this project with all the “loves” of my life, lol! With so much love wrapped around, this is one sturdy box now!
I would like to enter the following challenges ...
Simon Monday Challenge- Recycle
Scrapski wyzwaniowo- masculine
Things to alter- AG not cute
Emerald Creek dares- Bloggers scramble
The ABC Challenge- B for box
Creative Artist- AG with mixed media
Loves 2 create- AG mixed media
Sparkles monthly challenge- for males
Thank you so much for stopping by today.
Until my next creative journey,
Happy crafting and recycling.