At work we are having a Trash to Treasure contest in honor of Earth Day. The object of the contest is to create a piece of artwork or something functional from items that would normally be throw into the trash. Since I am on a home decorating kick, I decided to create something functional. I started with an empty stick butter box and cereal box. See here mid-project.
I trimmed the lid off the butter box. Spray painted the interior of the box with American Accents in Black (semi-gloss). Then I wrapped the box in a leopard print fabric scrap using Spray Mount and my trusty hot glue gun. The fabric was left over from a bench re-upholstery job a couple of years ago. I used a scrap of black grosgrain ribbon, twine and buttons from the junk drawer to make the decorative accents.
With the cereal box, I removed the top of the box and cut the widest sides of the box on the diagonal to create a magazine holder. Just like the butter box, I painted the interior of the box and wrapped it in the same leopard print fabric and ribbon. So for an investment of just my time, I have the beginnings of a nice office set.
I'm Marian, like Maid Marian in Robin Hood, not Mary Ann on Gilligan's Island. By day, I'm a public relations professional. The rest of my time is spent as an artist, sometime poet, aspiring photographer, cupcake connoisseur, wife and mom. A Carolina Girl learning how to live as a Georgia Peach. I post on my latest creative endeavors, home decor projects and travels, being a working mom and what inspires me. I believe I'm creatively made and here to share my gift with others. I love all things pink, aqua, cream, girly, French and shabby chic. Vintage items, particularly ribbons, lace, millinery, rhinestones, German glass glitter, ephemera and Shiny Brite ornaments make me drool. Of course, my family, peonies, roses, bluebirds and chocolate also make me happy. Thanks for stopping by.
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