Tuesday, October 20, 2009

Jack o Lantern Shaker Box

The last month or so my favorite children's clothing store has been been giving away samples of a stain booster, which I have greedily snapped up. Not because I'm uber excited about stain removal, although come to think of it, ER's such a messy eater I should be! The sample was completely secondary in my mind to the cool box it came in. Each box is about six by six inches, so it's pretty sizable, with a cool flap and indentation which I knew would make it perfect to turn into a shaker frame. So I covered it with paper and mod podge.On the back of the flap I printed out a cute little poem and embellished with stickers. Nothing too fancy or 3D because I wanted it to close.Here is a close up of the shaker frame side. To make it I cut a piece of transparency, the kind you can run through your computer printer, to size. Then I attached to the box with double sided tape. I added some pumpkin seeds before adhereing the fourth side. I should've added a few more, but it was too late when I discovered that. Then I decoupaged pattern paper over the transparency.I had to decorate the back and side a little too! I added the year and ER's name on the side. I just took the picture before I finished that detail. I think it turned out super cute and I love my upcycled sample container. It sits open most of the time on my desk and I love seeing my little pumpkin while I type away.

This is is my October contribution to Xazmin's Mod Podge Mania, so get craftin' and add your links up at her place on Halloween!

Updated 2010: Also shared at: Paper Issues and
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12 Friends Said:

Booklover1212 said...

What an AWESOME idea!!! I have one of these too! Guess what I'm going to be doing this afternoon!!!

~ Jennifer
http://thetoyboxyears.blogspot.com

Rebecca said...

Oh my gosh! This is just adorable!

Mama King said...

You rock my crafty world! So cool! I love the little extra touches...the seeds, the back design.

Nicole {tired, need sleep} said...

You may just be the most creative person in the world. This is so awesome! I would've loved the box too and wanted to use it for "something" but then it would've sat in my basement forever because I just can not come up with these things! It looks great!!

Nichol said...

Very cute. That is wonderful! Thanks for the idea :)

Vickie said...

That is so cool!! How creative. Okay...I gotta go look thru my recycling and see if I have anything good to use:)

Beth said...

I got one of those the other day too... and almost gave it to my mom. What was I thinking?!!!

Jenny said...

Cute!

Xazmin said...

Holy smokes...that is so clever! It turned out adorable...I just love it! Thanks for linking up!

jenjen said...

Very cute project! So clever!

XOOX
Jen

Sandra {sawdust and paper scraps} said...

Way to think out of the box. That is such a clever idea and it turned out super cute. Thanks for linking up to Everything Halloween.

Cassie said...

This is so darn clever!!!
I love that it is upcycled too!!!!
=)

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