Tuesday, September 27, 2011

A Scrappy Scrap box

When I saw this weeks challenge on LESSology I was ear to ear grinning.
So what's the challenge that got me giddy?
Challenge #2 The Trinket Box Challenge
And then I got ten times as Happy when I saw that Paper Issues were having a "Tree Hugger" challenge...I LOVE TREES :)
Now you might be asking yourself why this makes me so happy and simply put I'm a hoarder. Not so much call Extreme Hoarders but I'm an admitted junk collector. So any challenge that can help reduce my stash I welcome.

Punch: Martha Steward & EK Success, Chip board: Making Memories, RubOns: Pink Paislee, Fabric flowers: Hand Made

Here's my box before...It was from a fragrance diffuser I got at COSTCO (love that place). I would saw it was sitting in my closet a good one and a half years.

Can you see why I just couldn't throw this out!
Don't you just love that it's clear!
I thought this project totally called for a Houndstooth pattern and I just so happens to have some in my scraps (yah yeah) so used it for the flower and the handle. The screen printed frame was a swap meat find and I used the trimmings from that to make the flower on top.

Not one to toot toot my own horn but I'm in love with the way this turned out. This box is the perfect size for a nice bottle of wine (red preferably) but don't know if I can part with it. Hay It's also perfect for my fabric scraps, Yeah!


Kirsty Vittetoe said...

Beautiful, love the colors, thanks for playing along with us at LESSology!

sweet said...

Your funny... I love the way it turned out too. I really love that you kept a white color scheme going.

yyam said...

Wow! It's certainly beautiful! :)

Thanks for joining us at LESSology! :)

Heather Jacob said...

wow oh wow this is stunning ... what an amazing transformation ..hugz x

Angi @ CokiePop said...

What a clever idea to use a fragrance diffuser box. I love the shape, the flower, and butterflies. The top handle is genius. Perfect for gifting a bottle of wine. Thanks so much for joining us at LESSology! :)

sandi said...

Love what you've done with the box! You've made it look so pretty!

RiNNE said...

Girl, toot away!! This is just gorgeous and perfectly embellished!! I think it's another winner!!!!

~amy~ said...

love love love it! chuckled at your hoarders comment...aren't crafters all hoarders..in some way? Perfect box to upcycle and love what you've done with it...love that houndstooth bloom! Thanks for playing with us at LESSology!

Lynnda Hosni said...

this such a gorgeous upcycle !!!... Perfect too for gift!!! Good idea Missy!!!... hugs...xoxo

Amy said...

I can't say I blame you for not wanting to part with your lovely creation. I was thinking wine when I saw it too (red of course). You should "gift" yourself some wine and enjoy a glass while you fill the box with fabric scraps :)

Julie Tucker-Wolek said...

Ohhhhhhh now you are making me wish I would have kept my box when I bought that same thing!! I loveeeeeeeeeeee what you did with this!! GORGEOUS! Thanks so much for playing along with LESSology! :):):):):):):):):):):)