Monday, January 27, 2014

An idea for using up Scraps

Are you like me and there is just a plethora of scraps laying around?  Today I have an idea to share that uses scraps and an old frosting container!  I blogged this at Helmar today.

I am going to show you how I upcycled this little container and made it fabulous!

To begin you need some Helmar Craft Glue, Helmar Super-Tac Glue and small plastic container.  I used a container left-over from frosting.

Cover that with a white piece of scratch paper and attach it using the craft glue.  You will then want to collect a variety of coordinating scraps that are tall enough to reach from the top to the bottom of the container.  I ended up using 4 different patterns and needed two 4 1/4 X 12 sheets of each.

Roll the paper around a pen or pencil once.  Secure the ends with the tac glue.

Use clothespins to secure them.  This is only necessary for a minute or two.  I just rolled a couple more while I waited.

In order to make sure I didn't do extra work, I measured the circumference of my container with a ribbon.  I then laid that out and laid the rolled papers atop it until it was full.  Then I knew I had enough!

Cover a small area of the container from top to bottom with the craft glue and then add on several rolls.  Then repeat until you have completely covered the container!

And have a pretty little storage container ready to be filled with whatever you wish from scrappy supplies to the ever popular chocolate!

Add some embellishments such as ribbon and flowers and you will make it even prettier!


Helmar Supplies Used:

Other Supplies Used:
Patterned Papers: My Mind's Eye
Medallion flower: Little Yellow Bicycle

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