Wednesday, November 14, 2012

Paris Upcycled Jewelry Box

Another great jewelry box I found at a thrift store and upcycled to create a new box!  I had to hand paint the inside and coat it with sealer on the paint.  Outside I used regular spray paint to give it a faux free finish.  This box is for sale in my Etsy shop.

Buy this box here:

Thursday, October 25, 2012

Upcycling Jewelry Boxes

Amongst my many Pinterest interests, one came to mind that I had to do.  Ori-Janel Creations has always been one to recycle items, therefore "up cycling" them, and making them into something new or different.  Cigar Boxes made into boxes and purses was just one of the first steps to a whole world of options.  

Recently I've seen many items on Pinterest, where I get my inspiration from, and from other people who make these items.  I do not take credit for this idea, I just "borrowed" it.  

I had such a good time with just the thrill of thrift shopping and seeing what you can find.  I found this box at Goodwill and the know is broken off, but I will be replacing it.  Just had to get this one up and going, it's my favorite so far.


The handle was missing, but that didn't stop me.  I'm going to hit Lowe's or Home Depot soon and find one to go with it.  I used spray paint for the color and scrapbook paper for the decorum.  I've been hanging onto this Amy Butler paper forever, not wanting to use it, but I finally made up my mind to use it.

This was actually my second one, the first one I made was this one:

I sanded and spray painted the whole box brown and added paper to the glass doors inside and out.  the whole box was in GREAT condition.  Some of the ones you find in stores can have awful insides, not worth buying.  My new "addiction" is so much fun and I will be listing jewelry boxes to come such as these in my shop.

Monday, October 15, 2012

Mod Podge Coaster Crafts

I'm sure I'm not the only one when I speak about being addicted to Pinterest.  Lately I have been working on a lot of crafty projects from this site that takes you to a whole new world if links to projects.  One recent project were my scrapbook paper coasters for my home.

 The original tutorial is here:

I was at the Dollar Store and found some already made coasters for $1.00 a piece.  They had the cork on the bottom of them already and just begged to be crafted with.

I have tons of scrapbook paper and wanted to make a set that would go in my living room.  Amy Butler printed Scrapbook Paper is my favorite and I've been hoarding it for a while, but finally used it.  These look great in my living room.  I'll have to take a picture to see the full beauty of these things at work.

I did exactly as the tutorial did.

Mod Podge (I used Matte)
Scrapbook Paper
Acrylic Sealer Spray (I had this on hand and finished it off at the end)

Enjoy the coasters, so easy to make.