Friday, 28 December 2012

Time to recycle...

Well if your house is anything like my house there will be loads of boxes (now emptied) all over the place.
Sooo, time to get creative and crafty!
I wanted somewhere to put my cards at work, a little stand.... just so the cards looked nicer and so they didn't get damaged.
This is what I came up with.............

I took a box and sealed the opening, cut it at an angle just past the half way line - then stuck it together.
This gave me the base for my holder.
I gave all the sides (inside and out) a good coat of Do Crafts acrylic paint - had to be purple for me! lol
When that was dry I covered the whole box in a generous layer of crackle glaze and left it overnight.
In the morning I painted every surface with white acrylic, as it dried the crackle magic happened.

I tied the bow around it all and then sprayed it all with glitter spray (this should have been done outside but I thought - mwah... what's the worst that can happen...... well - my desk is now glittery, my floor now sparkles and I not have a lot of glitter paper - even the BT bill sparkles!)...
But I do love how sparkly the box is now!!!!

I thought I would share a wee card with you too -

 I created this card for a special lady who has decided to stay at home with her twins instead of returning to paid work....... who can blame her - as her twins are adorable!

Well, back to work for me..... I am starting to create with the new goodies from Do Crafts for the next loop of demos.... watch this space to see them as I get creating....
Happy crafting
Nikki x


  1. great project and card Nikki, love them both.

    Carol x


  2. What a good idea- I've been wanting to find a storage solution for my spellbinders dies which are currently kept in an ice cream carton, but no longer really fit lol so I might have to pinch this idea - thanks xxx

    1. You are very welcome - please come back and let me know how you get on! I'd love to see what you create too x

  3. great idea, love the box and I'm always looking for something like this x

  4. wow its stunning Nikki, You are so clever and I love the colour too. The card is just stunning. Sorry I haven't been around but it was due to ill health. I'm back on the ball now, Take care Love Lise xxxx

  5. Great idea for recycling an used box. I love your choice of colours and the big bow. Your card is very pretty.

  6. Very Pretty, practical & green! (even though it's purple)!
    Dawn xx

  7. What a great idea, Nikki, and your card is fab.

  8. Cool projects as usual Mrs!! :) Love the glitter, it's mega!!
    Lots of love x x

  9. A brilliant idea Nikki, I love all the sparkle. Your card is gorgeous too x

  10. Great way to recycle Nikki! Looking forward to seeing what other ideas you come up with.

    Love the card too.

  11. Morning Nikki this is a fantastic idea and it would have to be purple for me to Nikki :). Love the card and the beautiful colours.

    Linda xxxx

  12. Beautiful card and great box, I need something like that, happy new year.
    Ruth x

  13. Love how the box turned out Nikki and that card is just gorgeous. love the colors xx

  14. Great idea Nikki and super sweet card too :)

  15. what a good idea i wish i was that clever to do this kind of recycling emma xx

  16. WOW Nikki, your box is stunning, love it, so professional looking, love your card too hun, here is to 2013 and your demos, which I am determined to attend xxxx

  17. Great project -so useful - love the colour and that card is beautiful!


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