Friday, 7 April 2017

How to get messy, recycle and use up your stash

The top picture is my paper stash box, previously these were in draws and difficult to flick through, also a lot of them were free with magazines and although nice were a bit thin.  So I slapped on the glue and glued these papers down, not worrying particularly what went with what as these were a first layer.  A few layers of paper strengthens the box as well as making it look nice, the thinner the paper the more layers you will need.  When I had finished I picked some nice pictures and decorated the box with them.
When I put my papers in them they slid down :(  I got a couple of cereal boxes, cut them to size, covered them and placed them in my box - perfect :)

The box below is for my paints, I covered it with a piece of wallpaper and lined it with card.  I also made the base more even by "filling in" with waste card from the box in between the flaps and covering that with a piece of card from the box lid.  I think this will strengthen the base.

I lost count of the number of times I washed my hands as they has glue all over them - I am sure everybody isn't as messy as me :)  I gave a good coat of Mod Podge over the final box to make it last longer and make it nice and shiny.


Nana Connie said...

Loving both the boxes and the birds this morning, Angela! Thanks for always sharing such wonderful ideas. :-D

Edwina said...

Hi Angela, Thank you for the freebies. How old is Jack? He has to be getting old now. Sounds like your animals enjoy being in your company. Love your boxes. They are very pretty. Edwina Brown

Teresa Arsenault said...

Your boxes are fabulous and you have the extra bonus of knowing your supplies are nicely organized. Actually, you have made a fun activity out of organizing. I especially like the paper stash box with all of the pictures set at interesting angles. hugs, Teresa