Wednesday, August 29, 2012

CCL Monthly Theme Challenge - Up-cycling!

It's about that time again: new month = new monthly challenge over at Creating the Crafty Life! The theme for September is going to be Up-Cycling, and our challenge project is for you to create something new from something old... with a twist! You have to use shimmer (sparkle, glitter, glam, Stickles, spritz, etc.) and it has to be related to BACK TO SCHOOL! As a member of CCL's design team, I created this project to (hopefully) inspire you:

I took a pasta sauce jar that I've been saving and up-cycled it into a pencil/pen holder. I covered the jar with Mod Podge and adhered patterned paper to the bottom half and glittery paper to the top half. (There's my shimmer!) I added some matching ruffle trims to the seam where the two papers met, and put beaded trim over that along the other seams. I also added some beaded trim around the rim of the jar. Then I used some acrylic flowers and beads as an embellishment on the jar's front. If you look at the pencil tops, I glued on some of these same mini flowers/beads and added some coordinating ribbon for a nice matchy-matchy effect. I plan to put this on my daughter's desk for a nice little surprise when she goes to do her homework.

I hope everyone is off to a great start with the new school year! Fall is on its way! Can't wait to see what all of you come up with for this challenge.

'Til then,

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