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Monday, November 7, 2011

Recycle & Reuse - An Altered Container

My Monday project is a 'Recycle & Reuse' project by altering this trail mix container which is
perfect for holding my Twine in. 

This is before:

I have wrapped my twine around clothes pins and this container was perfect to house them all.  I really like using the clothes pins for the twine too!  It really makes it easier to work with it that way. 
I always seemed to get it tangled in the little bundle it came in.

Using my Creative Memories circle cutting system, I cut two circles to cover the lid of the container.  I used a lavendar cardstock and some polka dot paper I had in my stash.  My room is green, so the paper had to have green in it and I was able to match the purple of the lid too.  I didn't want to put ribbon on the outside of the lid because I wanted to still have a good grip to open it.

I cut out the word "TWINE" on green cardstock as well as the same lavendar cardstock I used on the lid.    I used the same polka dotted paper as I did on the lid to cover the trail mix label on the jar.
I then glued everything together and onto the container.
I then used my 'diamond' stickles and outlined the word "Twine" with it to give it
some sparkle and pop!

And here is the finished product.

 I sure hope you liked my project.  I really like the idea of being able to 'Recycle & Reuse' items, especially when it helps keep all my crafty items organized!

Happy Crafting!!



Lisa West said...

I love it. I find it hard to throw out (recycle) several types of containers. Especially if they have a different shape to them. I have a stash waiting to be altered.
Happy Crafting,

Jessica said...

Michelle, I love how you coordinated your papers with the lid color....great idea for storing twine, too!