Saturday, January 1, 2011

Happy New Year To All My Flakey Friends

Last November, I was piddling around in my craft room trying to think of a project to take to a shoebox party.  I had several clear plastic box lids that were just dying to be turned into shakers and this was the result:


The base is chipboard covered with cardstock and a smaller piece of decorative paper placed to be the backdrop of the shaker.   Layered over that on foam tape is my favorite snowman from Stampin Up. 

I turned the plastic lid upside down to fill it with a mixture of micro beads and fru fru*.  Then I carefully ran Sure Tac glue all around the edges of the lid making sure to leave no gaps for the beads to get out.  I pressed the chipboard backing onto the glue and let it dry before adding ribbon all the way around the box edge.

IMG_0672 I just love the depth and dimension achieved using the plastic lids!  Now, to go look for more!

Hugs, Suzanne

P.S.  The plastic lids were something I found in the bargain bin at Shipwreck beads.  I suspect that they were the top of a jewelry box of some kind.  Can you think of other great uses/reuses of packaging to make shakers?

* Fru fru is iridescent flakes that we sold once upon a time at Pennywise.