Saturday, February 19, 2011

Valentines Container -recycle

How do I spell Broke? ROBBIN.   The lack of JOB has finally caught up with me. So I decided to Make some gifts, instead of purchasing them.   I started out with the some empty Crystal Light containers, and one Store brand container that I got from my son('s trash -You have to be careful when I am at your house - I will be digging through your garbage saying - hey can I have that - lol)  I had this awesome music book, printed in 1892, that I picked up at a thrift, and I got this page of graphics from Karen the Graphics Fairy.   ( I don't know what I would do without her awesome sight)

I cut the graphics out then got out the Mod Podge.   

I applied a sheet of the antique music to the containers with a thin layer of Mod Podge. 

I let it dry a bit and then added a top coat and positioned the graphics on top.  I let this coat dry then added another.  Once that was dry I used my Martha Stewart glittering glue and added a fine line of it and sprinkled on some Martha Stewart fine glitter.   I loved the way they turned out.  I filled them with candy kisses and hot glued some ribbon to the lid. I printed out a Happy Valentines Day and put it in the center of the lid.
(I failed to take a picture of the first two, before I gave them away)

Obviously I don't have a eye for centering because the blue one was way off!!  I kept that one =)

1 comment:

Karen- The Graphics Fairy said...

Oh Robbin, these are gorgeous!!! Great job! Be sure and link these up to Brag Monday (on monday morning), I know my readers will love these!