February 29, 2012

Wednesday Wacky!

Inside my supply closet in my stamp room, sits a basket. Inside that basket lays an overabundance of empty embellishment containers. I just can't bring myself to throw them away......can you? What to do with these? How about a cute little 3D hat?


Start off with the following supplies:


  • (1) Empty Embellishment Container
  • (1) Cardboard and (1) Designer Paper cut with the Scallop Die
  • (1) Designer Paper cut with the 2 1/2" Circle Punch
  • (1) Strip of Designer Paper cut at 1" x 8"
  • Sticky Strip

Add Sticky Strip to the top of the container as shown above. Remove backing from Sticky Strip and glue the 2 1/2" circle to the top. Add Sticky Strip around the sides of the container. I used (2) strips, one at the very bottom and one at the very top. Glue the DSP strip in place:


Using Sticky Strip, add a strip around the embellishment container by taping 1/2 of the strip lengthwise on the side and pushing the other 1/2 on the top:


Remove backing from Sticky Strip and glue the Pleated Satin Ribbon in place, again, making sure that 1/2 lengthwise is sitting on the side of the container and push the other half towards to top of the container:


Using Tombow Mono-adhesive glue, add glue to the scalloped cardboard layer and glue the DSP to the cardboard:


Add Sticky Strip to the bottom of the container:


Remove backing from the Sticky Strip and glue the container to the center of the scalloped DSP layer:


Add a 2nd strip of Sticky Strip to the bottom of the container allowing 1/2 of it lengthwise, to rest on the scallop circle DSP shape:


Add another layer of Pleated Satin Ribbon and push down on the ribbon so that it stays in place over the Sticky Strip:


I added a 4" strip of Pleated Satin Ribbon by folding it in half and gluing it to the hat with Sticky Strip and creating a "V" formation with the ribbon. Cut the ends at an angle.

Next I added a trio of flowers by punching 9 of the largest flower from the Boho Blossoms Punch and So Saffron Cardstock. Scrunch up all of the flowers, unroll and stack 3 flowers together. Poke a hole in the center and add a Gold Brad to each flower. Glue in place with a Stampin' Dimensional.

For the last step I used the Bird Punch and punched out 5 leaves with Soft Suede Cardstock, scrunched them up, unrolled them and then glued them in place by tucking them in-between the flowers with Stampin' Dimensionals:


Close-up of ribbon, leaves & flowers:


Wouldn't this be cute with a magnet on the back to add to the front of a refrigerator or file cabinet? Or adding a small loop of ribbon on the back to hang on a wall?


Enjoy your day today...come back and visit!

Supplies:
  • Cardstock: Soft Suede, So Saffron
  • DSP: Attic Boutique
  • Accessories: Baja Breeze Pleated Satin Ribbon, Gold Brads
  • Tools: Scallop Die, Boho Blossoms Punch, Bird Punch, Big Shot Machine, Sticky Strip, Stampin' Dimensionals
  • Misc: DSP cardstock, empty embellishment container

5 comments:

  1. I can't throw out the containers either... Thank you for coming to my rescue with a Great, FUN project.... Now I can tell my daughter, who loves to clean up my craft area and throw things away she thinks I don't need...lol..., that there is a PURPOSE for keeping everything....

    Thanks again for the great tutorial,
    Faith

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  2. BEAUTIFUL!!!!! An Easter Bonnet, just in time for Easter! Something else that can be used would be an empty Powder Containers! Thanks for showing us! :)

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  3. This is the prettiest one I've seen. What fun if it could be opened and used as a favor container. I like the idea of hanging it also.

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  4. Very pretty, Debbie! I have a ton of these empty containers! Thanks for the inspiration!

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  5. Such a beautiful and fun project!

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