Friday, March 9, 2012

Trash to Treasure




Good morning blogging friends.  Today I want to share with you an altered nut tin that I did for the challenge over at Joan's Gardens.  Each week she has a challenge and has a nice gift if you are the winner.  You can go on over to Joan's blog to check all the details.  She has a great shop for lots of wonderful items and everything arrives in pristine condition! 

The challenge this week called for: 

Recycle a box (round)
Color theme is whatever you like
Use some lace
Use some pearls and flowers

I think I covered all the bases.  I used a nut tin and covered it with pretty paper and added lace to the edge of the lid and the bottom of the box.  Then I took flowers and leaves and sprayed them with shimmer spray and glued them to the top.  Next came the sprinkling of pearls all over the empty spaces on the top of the box.  Not difficult at all.  Tuck a little gift inside and give it to a friend or sit it on a table for display.  I might just keep this one!

Why don't you join in the challenge!  It is always fun and you can enter more than once in Joan's challenges.  This would be the perfect opportunity to make something beautiful out of something you would normally discard.

I'm also entering this in the Sugar Creek Hollow challenge.

Well that is it for me this morning.  I hope you have a great day and a wonderful weekend.  And remember to breathe!

31 comments:

Becky said...

Glenda, this is fabulous! I love the flowers, the pearls...everything is beautiful!

Rita said...

Glenda, your box just blew me away when I saw it this morning. You are such a talented lady and never cease to amaze me. Hugs Rita xx

Joan Fricker said...

Glenda, wow what a pretty box. Great job on it!

Thanks for joining us at Joan's Gardens for our Weekly Challenge.
Joan
www.atjoansgardens.com

Olga said...

well aren't you the speed Queen, this is jaw dropping gorgeous!!!!!!

Lisa Lynne said...

Oh my! This is gorgeous!

Marie-Louise said...

This is just beautiful.

Sylvia/LittleTreasures said...

This is adorable. Love the colors and glad to see someone else has stashed stuff waiting to be designed!! Have a wonderful weekend. We are celebrating my grandsons 9th birthday. Seems only yesterday he was so tiny..full of gaming ideas!! Enjoy

Selma said...

Wow, you turned your trash into a gorgeous, gorgeous box. Love it. Thanks for joining us again in our challenge at Joan's Gardens.

Granny Bob said...

Looks great, you sure did turn trash to treasure. Hope you have a great weekend!

Carla S. said...

Stunning altered box, Glenda! The papers, pearls and flowers are gorgeous! Beautiful lace trim!

Starla said...

VERY pretty!! I love the sprinkling of pearls!!

Nan G said...

Fabulous box! Love those pearls! And your flowers are always to die for!! LoL

Sylvia said...

What a gorgeous gift box, Glenda, You and your flowers always shine! I will quit throwing away containers and just send them to you. Have a wonderful evening!

Colleen said...

Glenda,
This turned out so pretty, I would certainly say it was a keeper.

Chris(craft) and Dave(photos) Richards said...

Hi Glenda, this is pure lovliness !
love and hugs
chris richards
xxxx

Patti P. said...

Glenda, this is such gorgeous paper that you used and love the lace....but my fave part is the way you sprinkled the pearls all around. Such a gorgeous design. Thanks for sharing with us at Sugar Creek Hollow.
Patti SCH/DT

jasann said...

Hi Glenda, you did a really lovely job on this box, well done!!! hope you win

The Other Patti Sue said...

Absolutely stunning,so elegant!

Payne Holler Cards said...

in love with this!
thanks so much for joining us at Sugar Creek Hollow (-:

Elaine said...

Well done Glenda this is lovely.
Hugs Elaine

Karen W said...

This is gorgeous!!

sandidoemel said...

OH, How beautiful! Love the colors and design.

Cheryl said...

The transformation from a utilitarian nut tin to a gorgeous display is amazing! Love those flowers and trim.

Olena said...

OMG! This project is awesome. Beautiful work. Glenda, I have good new for you. I re-open my Etsy store i most of my card on sale now. You can visit my Blog for detail information. Thank you. Have a Wonderful Weekend! Olena

Looking Glass Vacations/Holly Young said...

oh my goodness, this is spectacular! I just LOVE LOVE LOVE the pearls just spilling over the side! stunning!

thanks for sharing with us at SCH

Holly DT SCH

Donna said...

Beautiful Box Glenda, love all the different colored pearsl, they all are so pretty!!And your sparkly flowers look wonderful.
hugs
Donna

The Wired Angel said...

This is beautiful, Glenda.. so clever and pretty. Thanks for joining us at Sugar Creek Hollow.

Leslie Miller said...

Oh, for Heaven's sake! This is a treasure for sure. I just love how you arranged all those beautiful pearls with the flowers. So nicely done, Glenda!

Benzi said...

Who would have thought an almond can could be so gorgeous. Your flowers are outstanding. Beautiful work, Glenda!!!

Caroline D. said...

This is beautiful Glenda!! You've inspired me to try to make a box for this week's challenge when I saw yours. I'm having a hard time getting going after vacation... it just wore me out this time. I went to pottery class this morn and it made me feel better, so I'll think I'll play in the craft room this afternoon. DH is having a worse time than me this time... he's got a sinus infect and bronchitis... saw the doc today and he got some good meds.

Shoshi said...

Fabulous, Glenda! Just goes to show, you should never throw anything away!

Shoshi

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