Hi everyone! For the month of March Eileen Hull’s Inspiration and Educator Teams have been challenged to create something using felt, fabric and fiber and this is what I came up with!
I had fun, for the most part, altering an empty Laughing Cow container and turning it into a fun home decor piece. Originally I was going to create the container where it opened and things could be stored inside but the project went side ways. UGH! I completely abandoned that idea when I couldn’t get the inside of the container fixed the way I wanted it to look.
First off, I placed the container on top of a piece of cardstock and drew around the container (twice, one each for the top and bottom of the container) and cut both circles out. I placed the circles into the 3D Vintage Button Embossing Folder and ran through the Diecut Machine. Next, I applied Gold Luster Wax lightly over the embossed button images.
I adhered the top and bottom of the container together before adding the embossed images, lace and Pom Pom trim.
I cut two Mandala Thinlits from tissue paper and folded to create a lace like trim for the top of the container.
I placed two of the button card stamps from the Button Cards #2 Stamp Set onto the MISTI Stamping Tool, inked with Brown Ink and stamped onto a piece of Cream Cardstock. I cut both images out, roughed up and added ink around the edges.
The Mandala Thinlits I had cut out earlier I glued to the container.
The button cards I adhered the bottom of each to the container and placed Foam Pop Dots at the top of cards. I dug into my stash of old buttons (that had been cut off whatever that had been sewn onto) and glued to the smaller button card.
I once again dug into my stash and this time I used flowers and leaves that I had cut out from the Flowers and Leaves Journaling Cards Thinlits (retired). All I had to do was ink and shape before adding to the top of the container.
I finished off the piece by adding cording and thread bows, loose buttons, pearl sprays and a pearl top pin. I love the fact that I was able to up-cycle the cheese container and turn it into something to be used as decor in the home.
Maker Forte/Eileen Hull: Button Cards #2 Stamp Set
Sizzix/Eileen Hull: 3D Vintage Button Embossing Folder
Sizzix/Eileen Hull: Mandala Thinlits
Sizzix/Eileen Hull: Leaves Journaling Cards Thinlits (retired)
Sizzix: Gold Luster Wax
Empty Cheese Container
Plain and Patterned Cardstocks
Lace, Pom Pom Trim, Cording and Thread
Pearl Top Pin
Beacon Adhesives: Zip Dry Adhesive
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