Wednesday, December 7, 2016

Recycled for Christmas

I bet you are all shocked! Four posts in four days! LOL

Today I am sharing a project I made for this week's Cutting Cafe challenge. Regina challenged the design team to create a project using a jar/tin/recycled container. Oh how the ideas flowed and I had ideas for jars and tin cans and then I remembered I have over 100 of these in the basement. My mom buys LOTS of peanuts (because dad loves peanuts and she makes salted peanut rolls) and fruit that comes in these containers. Knowing that I like to make something out of containers like this and I was looking for something to use for a camp craft, she's been saving these for me for a couple years.

I finally got around to actually doing something creative with them. We have used them for freezing our apple cider and I like to use them for tea bags, hot cocoa mix, chex mix, crackers, etc and have them sitting out esp when the kiddos come home. Now after decorating ONE, I can't wait to do some more. This time, I will have a fun coordinated set for the Christmas goodies I have around when the kids come home.

As you can see in the first photo, the lids are blue. I spray painted the top and sides only with a hammered metal paint. I also had a hammered brown, but I think next time we go to the city, I will see if I can find a black and switch out lids. What do you think? Think black would look better?

So, for the deets...I used Cutting Cafe's 3D Christmas Tree Set and resized them to fit the panel I had cut for the front of the container. Then I just inked them with PaperTrey white ink and adhered them with Tombow's Mono Multi Liquid Glue. I wasn't sure what adhesive to use to adhere the whole thing to the plastic container, but tried the Mono Multi and it worked perfectly.

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  1. awe this will be awesome...i didn't know what you were going to put in them at first..i love this idea...hugs my friend

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