Bonjour Mes Amis!
In preparation for the "Where Bloggers Create" linky party later this week, I've been busy cleaning, organizing, and "fluffing" my craft room!
It will be my first time participating in this party, I finally got up the courage to do so! I'll be sharing my space with you in a few days, but for now I thought I'd show you a couple of fun ways that I've been getting things spruced up!
I've seen several versions of tin cans turned organizers here in blog land, so I thought I would have fun and put a little French twist on a few of my own! A sweet friend of mine gave me a huge roll of the most gorgeous Parisian themed wrapping paper, and I thought it would be perfect for this project.
They were so fun and easy to do, who would have thought that a humble tin can could look this good?
I simply used double sided tape to adhere the paper to the washed and dried cans. Then I used some pretty cream colored cotton lace that I had on hand, and hot glued it to the tops.
I thought these pretty cream and pink little paper roses that I had were the perfect addition as well!
My next project used the same paper, and a large round cardboard box that I bought at Hobby Lobby. It was my first time covering a "hat box", and I must say that it was a learning experience! While it is no where near perfect, now I know what to do, and what not to do next time!
I decided to use Mod Podge to adhere the paper to the box, and I really wasn't happy with all of the resulting wrinkles! But, once I place this on top of the hutch in my craft room, you won't be able to see all of those pesky wrinkles!
So, for my next box I will try just using the double stick tape, I think that will not only be alot easier and faster, but hopefully I won't get any wrinkles!
After the Mod Podge dried, I brushed a coat over the entire surface of the box and lid, and let dry.
I then looked thru my stash of trims, and added this pretty cream braiding to the lid and bottom, with hot glue. A bit tedious, but maybe next time it will get easier!
Overall, I am happy with my box. Now I have a pretty place to stash my crafting supplies!
Ok, now I'm off to do some more sprucing up of my room!
The party starts here over at My Desert Cottage, on Friday! Be sure to check it out, for all kinds of inspiring ideas!