Inbetween organizing my new Studio space I have been working on some things, both for the Holiday Season and other requested Shabbyfufu items:-). It won't be long until....................
I know that many of my readers enjoy repurposing ordinary objects into little treasures that are useful, so I thought that I would share a sweet project for you to try. If you are always looking for containers to stash petite bits and pieces and have an old (or new) tin band aid container lying about....they make for nice storage for buttons, jewelry findings and little "what nots". Here are the basic supplies that I gathered together:
Nothin' too fancy.... formerly mentioned band aid container, a hammer and Phillips Head screwdriver or an awl, primer paint, pink acrylic paint, foam brush, glue gun, sealer, a few bits of ribbon, millinery and perhaps a vintage button, and.................a pretty Cherub Applique. I am going to have some wonderful appliques listed on SHABBYFUFU later on this week when MANY new items are to be posted~so I hope that you can check in:-).
First, take your screwdriver and hammer down through the top of the band aid tin to make two holes, evenly spaced. These are for your ribbon to be tied through, so that you can hang this little container in your studio, kitchen or bathroom for out of the way storage.
Then prime the outside of the container. I taped a piece of masking tape under the lid to cover the holes first, since I decided to use spray primer which was quicker.
Next paint the container any color of choice.....PINK was mine:-). I decided to give it a bit of a distressed look, and gave it a second coat of pink paint, then wiped a bit of white gesso over the container by hand.
Allow to dry and hot glue on the applique. Seal when completely dry with some spray sealant.
Tie ribbon of your choosing through the holes at the top that you have made, going from outside to in....and then tie a knot to secure. Glue on a vintage button, more ribbon, millinery...or any other fufu adornments. Here is my finished little piece, which really is cuter in person....as the photo is WAY larger than life (forgot to change the camera settings:-). Of course this project can be made in an unlimited manner of ways...this is just to inspire.
Would you like to have this container? Just leave a comment, I will draw a name in the next few days with my next Blog Post. I will fill it with GOODIES for you:-). Until then I will be a busy bee working on far too many projects and living life!
Lots of love and inspiration to anyone who stops by for a read,