Monday, January 28, 2013

Turn Your Trash Into Treasure



Welcome to another edition of, The Cherry On Top,

I am so glad you could join us.  I finally got around to doing some up-cycling.  I've been going a little crazy with my newest obsession, digital scrapbooking.  I think I may even have to blow the dust off of my newest Webster's Pages kit.  That just isn't right?!  Hehehe...  I do plan on making some beautiful cards and tags with it.  There will be tutorials of course.  It will be about mixing and matching collections.  I do this mostly out of necessity.  I hardly have the funds to purchase entire collections.  So, mixing and matching and getting it all to flow can be a bit of a challenge, but I love a challenge.  Don't you?

Back to today's up-cycling project, which is a refashioned or pimped up yogurt bucket.  I also keep the buckets from nuts, too.  The lids fit great and the best part, they hold up in the dishwasher!  They are super for Legos, left overs, snacks, candy...The handle makes it so easy to carry around and my boys love them.




Materials:

clean bucket
white paper (for backing)
glue
tape
washi tape (in various widths if possible)
6 cupcake papers (that's all)
scissors (only if you want to cut your washi tape)
embellishments

This baby was pushed out in under 30 minutes!  I wish I could say that for my boys!  Hehehe...  The labelling didn't come off.  So, I taped some plain white paper all around it so you couldn't see through it.  Then I flatted out some cupcake papers and glued them on.  Yes, that's it!  I added a bit of bling because most of my stuff is blingy.  For the lid, I used another cup cake paper and styled up a flower and added another bling flower.  Around the edges and for the handle, I used washi tape.    My first thought was to go around the handle, but instead I chose a wider washi and just went over the top, folded down the sides and then chose a narrow washi for the inside that was the same width.  Perfect!  I love washi tape.  It is just so easy to use and starting to pop up more, here in Belgium.  

My materials were purchased at Hema for under 5 bucks.  I did have all of these materials at home already and you probably do, too.  I plan on having my boys decorate their own buckets.  I have Thomas The Train cup cake papers as well as diverse occasion ones.  You more than likely do as well. You could mod podge just about anything on these. 

I tried tying all kinds of ribbons and bows on the sides and added and added, but it didn't look right.  I keep this bucket on my scrap desk.  It's full of markers and gel pens.

Get up-cycling and turn your junk into treasure!