Thursday, 10 March 2016

The TRIO !!!

Hello crafty friends..
Welcome to my page today.
I have another interesting recycled kitchen decor/utility item today! So much in love with this one as this is made for a very special couple!
I wanted to give something that they would see and use every day and that would give them joy FIRST thing in the morning. Any guesses and here is what I started out with...
Of course this is not going to make them happy,lol! here is the next stage of the packaging box!
Any guesses here....
Well after this, it became THIS!
Fine...I am going to be out with it now...
Here is the final reveal!
 I managed to make a kitchen caddy with 3 pretty mason jars sitting snugly, waiting to serve their morning beverage!
I had a great time bringing all of these together, making the caddy from a cardboard box needed some alteration, fixing the plaited handles and working the twine around it. I then brushed some white chalky finish paints on the twine for a shabby feel.
Decoupaging these lovely blooms was an easy task with Americana decor decoupage glue and it it was great feeling to see the caddy bloom into a shabby chic decor piece! the ribbed texture of the twine seen thru the tissue is a great sight.
I distressed the edges with Archival corn flower blue and then gave 2 coats of matte varnish which made the caddy real stiff and strong to take on the weight of the jumbo mason jars, lol!
I chose 3 lovely vintage colors smitten, delicate and refreshing chalky finish paints from America decor and sponged in 2 coats.
Once this was dry I made the labels with chalkboard black paint on the lid and the bottle. This was just enough to write “their names”!! Now, that’s my original handwriting, lol! Haven’t used a chalk in so many actually wondering about all the possibilities here!
These colorful jars can be used to store anything and with a wipe be labeled again! That’s cool!
I can’t stop sharing the “trio” happily flaunting their badges, lol! This is such a satisfying project for I have re cycled, re used, re invented, re purposed our daily house hold trash into something that can be the PRIDE of the kitchen now! I am sure they are going to light up the new home!
Here is one last look...This is what I call a FAMILY!
If  you did enjoy reading and seeing this project, do let me know how you like it. It always gives me great pleasure to know what you have to say.
I would like to have this Trio enter the following challenges...
LESSology- hand lettered Love
C.R.A.F.T Challenge- Easter Spring
Emerald Creek Dares- ring in spring
TIOT - feminine and fancy
Until my next Creative Journey,
Happy crafting and recycling,



  1. The jars are adorable! Awesome recycling Rupa!

  2. Great transformation. Loved the texture the twine has brought in to the beautiful surface.

  3. Awesome Rupa !! this looks so pretty , love the yarn wrapped and decoupaged caddy,the chalk painted jars are so lovely, artistic and function as usual !!

  4. This is awesome, Rupa. I loved the rugged texture of the decoupaged box. And those mason jar colours are so beautiful. :)

  5. Saw this on C.R.A.F.T. Easter/Spring Ch354. BEE-utiful. This is a wonderful recycled project. Wonderful texture. When I saw it I thought of Dr. Sonia's projects who I see commented 2 above this comment. Have a BEE-utiful day!
    "Sunshine HoneyBee"

  6. Wow! That was the fast entry on the history of the blog and this piece is Awesome! Love the colours!

  7. Thank you for joining us at Try it on Tuesday with this very pretty project

    Love Chrissie xx

  8. This is beautiful Rupa! perfect infact.

  9. Your recycling project is fabulous. Thank you for sharing it with us at TioT.

  10. I love to read the posts where you have altered ordinary things in to wonderful useful pieces for the home. This will be a well treasured gift.
    Yvonne xx
    p.s. Thank you for sharing it with us at TioT's

  11. I love to see when pieces are up-cycled. Bravo!!! You did a fabulous job. Thanks for joining us for our Emerald Creek Challenge.

  12. It's such a lovely and thoughtful gift! Awesome work!
    Thanks for joining us at LESSology!

  13. The texture in the box is so beautiful..

  14. What a fabulous gift and a great transformation! I love the colour combination! So pleased you joined us at Try It On Tuesday! Chrisx

  15. These are gorgeous! Love your colors and the beautiful flower container to hold them! What a great gift idea!!

  16. Gorgeous! And what an awesome gift! The floral is so beautiful and so are the jars... So glad you joined us at Lessology!

  17. Brilliant! Simply BRILLIANT! I would be as pleased as punch if I created this, too:) The whole concept is sooooo creative..... & great for our current LESSology challenge, also. Thanks for sharing:):)

  18. This is just adorable! I especially love how that little basket!

  19. What an amazing upcycle! Your beautiful gift is so fun.

  20. Forgot to say...Thanks so much for joining us at CRAFT Challenge!

  21. WOW! this is amazing and so pretty!! Thank you for joining us over at Decorate to Celebrate!

  22. Gorgeous! This is an absolutely wonderful upcycle and quite a transformation. The colours of the jars are so fresh and spring-like.
    Thank you so much for joining us at Emerald Creek Dares.

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