Tuesday, February 16, 2010

A Spectacular Second Day of Reveals

We had so many wonderful projects this month, that I saved two for our day two reveal! I wanted to show you some before and after photos and provide more complete instruction lists!

Ali provided this fun project to give as a gift.

Supplies and method:

1 soup can, size 284 ml (10 oz)
Spray adhesive like Elmer's Craft Bond (Newspaper to protect work area from any overspray)
Craft Foam measured and cut to size in a rectangle and adhered around can
Buttons in colours that coordinate- from secondhand store bin, to adhere around can on top of foam layer
Small Gluedots to adhere buttons to the can (OR: can use spray adhesive as I did); & to adhere small buttons as flower centres
Large Gluedots to adhere flowers (Prima Essentials 5: Space Boy Item # 527860) to top edges of can
To fill in the empty areas between buttons: Tim Holtz Distress Stickles (Walnut Stain) and Black Diamond Stickles
Craft Foam circle glued under can as a soft, desk-safe base (adhere with spray adhesive)
Black velvet ribbon adhered inside "lip" (top edge) of can to "pretty-it-up/finish it off..." - use large & small glue dots in combination to secure.

Allow ALL to dry thoroughly.

And then, just when I thought all of the fun ideas were taken, Jean knocked my socks off with this repurposed vase! Can you believe this started out as a purple clear vase! It is gorgeous and reminds me that cherry blossom time is just around the corner! Jean promised us instructions on her blog, so check it out!

Jean says, "I altered my vase using tissue paper from a gift package I received last Valentines day.
Using dimension paint for the hearts and applying the tissue paper over the top with Mod Podge.
Finishing off with a light spray of Glimmer Mist, Black Distress Stickles and another layer of Mod Podge.
The beads are from a string of Mar De Gras beads.
Cherry Blossoms are created from Scraps of Scrapbook Paper and tissue paper centers.
The Branches I created using Floral wire, tape and strips of newspaper.
Painted over with brown paint and sponged on black.
Also sealed over with Mod Podge.

Phenomenal projects ladies!


  1. Wow!!! Great work Ali and Jean!!!!! Super creations!

  2. Jean, that is stunning! WOW! loved reading how you did it!

    Thanks Victoria for posting these!

  3. What a wonderful gift Ali!!
    Loving all the buttons!! Thanks so much for sharing the how to!!

  4. Wow! Love these! Thanks for showing!

  5. Great ideas Ladies!!! TFS!!!