Thursday, 22 January 2015

From a pallet to craftroom

The challenge over at Crafty Ribbons this fortnight is 'Anything but a card'.

I received a handmade 'trug' for Christmas, this was made by my Dad from an old wooden pallet. he made a few as gifts , some of which he and Mum filled with potted plants, or homemade chutney (again by Dad). mine was empty but ready for alteration!

So here is the before picture........

So with some Modge podge (Matt) and papers from Papermania 'Blueberry Hill' I set to work, then I added lots of ribbons (all Crafty Ribbons - tape measure, satin and ribbons from bargain bags). I then decided to add buttons, pearls and gems to the edges. I finished with a ribbon rose - there are some great tutorials on you tube.


This has been decorated in colours to match my craftroom. now I just need to decide what to put in it!
I will enter this into the following challenges;

CRAFT - recycling
Creative whispers - Anything goes
Fab N Funky - Button it
Crafting by Designs - Anything goes
Inky Chicks - Anything goes
Craft Your passion - Anything goes
Not just cards - Anything goes
Order of the Opus Gluei - Anything but a card

Kate x


  1. Hallo liebe Kate,
    einfach zauberhaft dein Geschenk,da werden sich die beiden aber freuen,hab noch einen schönen Tag,
    glg ulrike

  2. Kate, your project turned out so nice. I bet your Dad was impressed. Love homemade gifts.
    Great colors and the buttons and ribbons are such a nice touch.


  3. Just fabulous, I love alternative project and this one's just great. Thanks for joining us at Crafting from the Heart Wendy (DT).xx

  4. This is beautiful! I love thew ribbons and the buttons, you are so creative! Thanks for playing along with us at Opus Gluei!

  5. Truly trash to treasure! Wonderful! Thanks for sharing with us at CRAFT Challenge!

  6. Great projects!
    Thanks for entering our Not Just Cards Challenge this week!
    Monica - DT

  7. Wow this is a great altered item. Like the lots of ribbon.
    Thanks for playing with us at Craft your Passion.
    xxx Michelle (DT)

  8. Amazing, well decorated, thanks for joining us at MAWTT, xxx

  9. this fits perfectly in our button it up challenge
    thanks for playing with us at FNF

    hugs Debby

  10. this is a fab alteration and cute little buttons too! Somehow i see ity filled to the brim with sweeties!! thank you so much for joining in our button it! challenge at Fab'n'Funky Challenges this week hugs Judith xx

  11. Great project with great details! Thank you for sharing your work with TTCRD this week and please play with us again.

  12. That looks really great - beautifully made.

    Thanks for joining us at the CRAFT Challenge.

    Helen x

  13. Eine sehr schöne Idee. Gefällt mir sehr gut. Vielen Dank für Deine Teilnahme an unserer aktuellen KreativGeflüster Challenge.
    Liebe Grüße, Manuela


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