Thursday is an Altered projects day at Practical Scrappers. So go to their blog and check out all the FUN altered projects they have up right now. So much talent.
Before I go on unto today’s project. Don’t forget that the Tri-Challenge at PS is going on right now as well. You have till TOMORROW to enter in too the challenge to win a prize. Check out all three blogs that are involved in the challenge. Practical Scrappers, Frosted Designs and StuckOnUSketches.
Today I wanted to share with you a very FUN project that I did for PS this week.
I’m so excited about it. This project is also for our Craft Silent Auction at our School that I’m hosting for our Church Building Fundraiser in December.
This would also be such a FUN gift to give to some one for Christmas. Yes, I said Christmas!!! Did you all know that Christmas is NEXT MONTH!!!! This year has gone by so fast!!! I’m thinking that a lot of our gifts this year are going to be handmade. At list that is something that I would like to do.
Couple of month ago we took the girls to Burger King through a drive through. With our drinks we got the cup holder. Our BK is 3 min away from our home so we went home to eat our food. I looked at that cup holder and the firs things that came to my mind were the Starbucks bottles that I have been collecting for altering. The once that I had were the tall once so they would be perfect for this cup holder.
So last week I finally decided to do the project. It was so MUCH fun. I got to use fun papers, paint, die cuts that have been sitting in my folders for what seems like forever now. And some fun and new tricks. I really had so much FUN doing this.
First to start this project you need Burger King cup holder or I guess any other cup holder or what ever else works for you. Acrylic paint, what ever color you want to use on your project, 4 Starbucks bottles.
Here is what my cup holder looked like when I started painting it. I only painted where the paper was not going to go on. I did 3 cots of paint to cover up the “Have it your way” words. The paint also made the card board some what stronger.
This is what the box and the bottles look like after I was done with everything, all 4 sides. Isn’t this FUN???
Ginger bread man die cuts by Creative Memories.
Lollipop die cut from Cricut “Paper Dolls Dress Up” cartridge.
Snowflake stickers “Holiday Time” from WalMart.
White stamped snowflakes is a stamp from Martha Steward Christmas stamp set. Love the snow flakes in this set.
Stayz On white ink.
White gel pen.
Red acrylic paint.
3 different Christmas or just red ribbon.
Holiday sentiment stamp that I got at a garage sale, not sure what company it’s from doesn’t say on the block.
Cricut Accent Essentials cricut cartridge for the shape of the tag.
Gold Christmas jingle bells (I think that’s what they are cold) that I picked up at WalMart.
Homemade Flower Soft, white. LOVE LOVE this stuff!!!
White card stock.
“Marrymint Candy Shoppe” Christmas paper by American Crafts. This paper is so beautiful!!!
SU scalloped punch.
Blue chalk for the edges.
Here are some up close pictures….
Bottles next to the box. I also painted the lids on the bottles in red same as the box.
Here is what the tops of the lids look like.
Up close of the Homemade Flower Soft. I love Flower Soft, but have only one color right now. On Practical Scrappers board some one posted that you can make your own Flower Soft. I was so so excited to find that out. Here is a link with pictures and a video of how to do this Handmade Flower Soft. I’m totally addicted right now and this saves so much money for me… LOL It was so easy to make and was so much fun to play with. My girls thought it was real snow when I was done with the project…. hee hee
If you got any questions about this project let me know by leaving me a comment bellow….
Thanks so much for visiting my blog today and I hope that you liked this project and it gave you some inspiration for your own handmade gifts this Holiday Season.