Hello and welcome. It's the start of a new challenge theme over at the The Funkie Junkie Boutique Blog. It's my turn to host, and I've named my challenge 'Repeat Performance
A popular New Year's resolution is to save money. I challenge you to save money (and the environment) by using at least one thing you would normally throw out on your vintage or shabby chic project. Please be sure to let us know what that one (or more) item is.
As always, the winner will earn a chance to be a Guest Designer at a future date at The Funkie Junkie Boutique blog
, and everyone who enters and follows the rules will go into the draw for the chance to win a $25 spending spree at The Funkie Junkie Boutique
. There are also Top 3 Badges for three additional outstanding entries, chosen by the Design Team. Please see the blog for details.
Honestly, this was an easy challenge for me, as I'm always saving everyday trash to use on my projects, from computer parts
to bread crumb containers
, and pretty much everything in between. But I challenged myself to use something directly from our trash cans for this project.
For my DT project, I chose to make a candy box using Tim Holtz newly released Curio Box Bigz/Thinlits die set and his gorgeous Bouquet Thinlits die--just in time for Valentine's Day gift giving. If I were giving it to me, here's what it would look like filled with my favorite candy.
Pictured below are my 'trash' items: one is the plastic wrap from the extended cutting plates my daughter just gave me for my birthday, and the other are some fairly inflexible plastic ties from who knows what. I spotted them in our kitchen trash this morning and gave them a good washing before I decided what to do with them. I used one of the Thinlits dies that comes with the Curio Box to cut a 'window' from the plastic wrapping for my box. The ties were both twisted up like the one on the right. I used my heat tool to warm them just until they started moving, and then held them taut until they cooled to make them straight (like the one pictured on the left).
I was able to incorporate both the plastic wrap and plastic ties to create and decorate a 'window' in the box top.
I'll be sharing a tutorial on how this all came together this coming Saturday on The Funkie Junkie Boutique Blog. For now, please enjoy some close ups of my candy box.
In the following photos, I'm lifting the lid up a little to show the box bottom. The lid actually covers the entire bottom box portion.
And here is a shot of the box bottom by itself, turned upside down.
If you want to know more about how all of this came together - how I constructed the box top and painted the bottom to look like copper, as well as how I made the simple embellishments, please join me over on The Funkie Junkie Boutique Blog this coming Saturday, January 25, 2019, to see my step by step Saturday Showcase tutorial. I'll also be sharing a few more ideas on how to use the versatile Bouquet Thinlits die in that post.