It is time for Challenge #57 at Unstampabelles
TWIST use something you have had in your craft room for a year or more
Prize is a word die plus an additional gift of 4 metal girls with balloons.
Your older item can be adorning the upcycled item or it can be the item!
I started with a small rectangular cardboard box that had contained
a small bottle of Tasmanian Whiskey
It is about 13 cm tall and about 2 cm square
I also had a piece of hessian with gold stripes that came in some packaging and has been laying around for quite a while on my desk waiting to be used
I have had the Indigo Blue Mega Flakes for over a year now, and have avoided using them - mainly because I could not see how to use them effectively
I took the box apart and coated it with glue - but I didn't use enough glue or cover it completely or something, because I got a mixed coverage. I add more glue and pressed on some more of the flakes and then decided I liked the result so stopped - you can still see the figures but the writing has been obscured enough to hide what it was actually used for before the transformation.
I patted the flakes on and then used a tissue to burnish over the whole to lift all the smallish bits
It still has some sticking up but the extra texture look appeals to me so I left them
I probably should have painted it first or something, but did not have the time.
The box easily holds four chocolates so I ate two from the others and put the rest away for after!
I cut the hessian in half and wrapped one piece around the box, tieing it on with blue string.
I tied a small blow but decided it did not look enough
So, I made a tag with the other piece of hessian and just tied the ribbon through the tag.
I die cut the Thanks and added it - there is room then to write on the back of the tag.
Hope this explained what I upcycled (or recycled) and why; it took about 30 minutes to put together, so I was pleased with the effect and the effort.
Why not upcycle something yourself?
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