Thursday, February 5, 2009

Shabby Chic

Look how great these turned out! I bought these plastic containers at Big Lots for .20 cents each! Of course I cant use them now because Christmas time is over but with the help of paper and paint they have a complete new look.

I used spray paint to paint the lids and scrapbook paper to cover all the Christmas drawings. This was so simple and they turned out so cute! Im thinking of adding some ribbon, and maybe a tag to easily read and see what I will have inside these containers. Seriously, the total cost for each project was around 25 cents! I love my projects!

These containers are great! They are a good size for storing smaller items and they are pretty sturdy. If you want to try this project using the same containers go to the dollar store. I just saw them the other day, but they are for Valentines. Decorate them with paper to match your craft room! They look cute!

Now this, I have no idea what it was but I loved it! Once I saw it I imagined it pink with cute ribbon and tulle! I bought it at a yard sale for $1. It is pure metal, it is heavy and is beautiful. I thought it was a cake stand, but I guess not.

I love you spray paint! I love you glue gun! I love you ribbon! I definitely love you paper! :) Look how awesome this "cake stand" turned out.

I first spray painted the "cake stand" ( I guess I can call it like this, even though its not a cake stand) with a baby pink. I then added a beautiful pink and brown patterned paper on top. The paper did not cover the whole circle so I used ribbon and glued all the way around. I used tulle to loop in and out of the diamond shaped holes and made a beautiful bow. The final touch was a pink crystal that I glued in the center of the bow!

I am very happy with the result! All the projects are looking good in my craft room! Thanks for reading and posting comments!


  1. Indeed! They all look super! Did you use modge podge to adhere the paper to the jars?

    I am thinking of starting some modge podge work!

    Happy Friday!

    Sylvia C.

  2. What a great idea for re-purposing the Christmas jars! :)

  3. I love the "cake stand"!! Super duper cute!

  4. Very cute and very economical! I love getting Christmas stuff for 75% off and then re purposing it.

  5. I love all your crafts!! You are very inspiring!!

  6. Oh my goodness girl, these projects are so great!! You'd be so fun to craft with. I just love what you do. That cake stand...awesome!!