Welcome to Trash to Treasure Tuesday.
First, a couple of announcements. (don’t I sound all official like?)
Please please please scroll down to yesterday’s post to read how you can help a family trying to adopt two children from Haiti. It won’t cost you anything but time.
Also, if you haven’t entered the Timeless Treasures giveaway, you’ve got until tomorrow morning to enter to win a gift certificate to spend on beautiful and unique jewelry.
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Today’s Trash to Treasure project started with a cereal box. Like this.
I’ve read on other blogs that cereal box cardboard can be used in crafts just like chipboard. (I can’t remember where I saw this, so if you’ve done a project with cereal boxes, please leave a link in the comments.)
Anyway, I cut open the cereal box so that it would lay flat, then cut out five heart shapes, three different sizes.
I used Mod Podge to glue some red paper to the largest, and white cardstock to the smallest. The blue hearts I painted right on the cardboard with craft paint.
I distressed the edges of the hearts with this, my new “fun to hang out with, but not real trustworthy” friend.
Next I found some fun Heather Bailey fabric in my stash.
I cut two strips from the longest edge of the fabric and sewed them together end to end. Then I folded this long strip in half and sewed it closed with a zig zag stitch. Experienced sewers might want to cover your eyes now.
I’m still practicing the whole sewing thing, O.B.V.I.O.U.S.L.Y. In my own defense, I was going for a slightly shabby look.
That’s my excuse and I’m stickin’ to it.
I strung the hearts on the fabric “ribbon”, and came up with this.
Another FREE project. All you need are an empty food box, some paper or paint, and really bad sewing skills.
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