Monday, October 8, 2007

Altered Tool box...

Isn't she cute?? I love to alter all sorts of stuff. I have this knack for walking into stores and immediately think of how I can cover it with pretty paper! I wanted to keep this one pretty simple since I'm going to be tossing my tools in and out. The patterned paper is by Junkitz and I used sticky tape instead of modge podge. I find modge podge is too messy for paper/metal applications sometimes so the tape was best for this. I also added some nice double stitched black ribbon from Mike's and added the "tools" frame. The alphabet stamp is SU! Whimisical and I cut it out with CM oval patterns and matted it.
This is the orignial tin before altering. I found it at Joann's for 75% in their summer section and as soon as I saw it, I knew it'd be great for my tools. It even had a cute bottle cap opener attached, but I took that I have outgrown my older holder and started storing my tools in a drawer, but they were getting out of reach and I grab for them often. This was a perfect and cheap solution:)

1 comment:

Beth said...

What an awesome job. I won't look at those J bargains the same again.