You know how I love finding a good deal and ... and bringing new life to something by altering it with pretty papers and embellishments. Ahhhh.. repourposing .. nothing more fun in this crafters life, I can tell you that much. I totally enjoy the process. Actually even before that comes.. I love just looking for things, and thinking ... of the possibilities. This project was altered using Red spray paint.Green Acrylic paint( for the chipboard), Chalkboard paint, Fancy Pants Chipboard and Fancy Pants, "It's the Little Things" paper line.
This (below) is that I found for $2.88
Woo Hoo.. let the altering begin!
Fancy Pants Designs "It's the Little Things"
The die I used to create the flower was is a Spellbinders die. The black center flower is one of the die cut pieces from this line. The green painted chipboard pieces.. were originally one large piece that I cut in half.
After painting the bottom piece with red spray paint, (inside and out). Then I painted the lid ( top and bottom) with chalkboard paint.
Since the lid is painted with chalkboard paint on the top and the bottom, I can write with chalk on both. I thought it would be fun to take to family gatherings or get togethers and be able to write a message on the lid to be propped up behind the cookies, muffins, cake, chips.. whatever I was bringing.
( lol I actually had to remove this photo because I realized I had spelled "banana"... bannan) lol
But you get the idea...you can write on the inside of the lid also
I just lined the bottom with paper doilies ( or even waxed paper), so that I can easily wipe it out after use.
Kind of a fun project. I know I'll use this alot this summer.
I have been using Chalkboard paint on tin things alot lately. I've never used the "brush on kind" but the spray on is SO easy! I found it at Hobby Lobby, but I'm sure you can probably even find it at most hardware stores.
I also make this simple memo board for my craft room door. I have a number of these old tray that I have picked up at antique store that I love and would never paint...but this one... was, NOT so pretty. lol Kind of ugly pattern on it actually.... So ... I didn't feel bad at all painting it.
Scrapbook Adhesives (double sided) Crafty Power tape to add a crepe paper ruffle to the edge and hot glued a flower and some leaves on it. (also works as a magnet board.. so I added some pretty little glass marble magnets).
Right now , I'm working on kitting classes, so that sign should say "Enter at your own risk" instead of Welcome. geeezzzzz... barely a place to walk in here right now.
I guess I better get busy and get it done , so I can clean up soon.
Happy Day Everyone!