Sunday, May 2, 2010

One of my little creations to share

We use ours as a channel changer caddy. It's perfect if you have multiple changers like we do. There are four medium slots and and one large slot that will hold two changers. I have made these for teachers gifts. (desk caddies) The uses are endless. I really could use one of these in every room of the house. You can customize them with your colors, there great! I hope you enjoy. 
I am now going to show you how to make them. First, head to one my favorite places, Hobby Lobby. The caddy's are located in the unfinished wood section. They look like this.

You can choose any unfinished peice that would fit your needs.
I have already painted mine with a shimmer paint. I like the wood look, so I found a shimmer glaze paint.
The bottom looks like this.
It twirls around and is great for easy access. They run, I think, $5.99. Use a coupon or wait for the unfinished wood to go on sell. Usually 30% off.  I don't think 6 bucks is bad for such a great piece.
Then find paper that you like and cut to size. I layed mine down and traced an outline for the sides. 
I chose little birdies for my spring swap partner. Look how pretty! :)
You need to put a layer of mod podge under the paper and on top. (Just in case there is someone that hasn't done this before.) Also make sure you make clean strait strokes (say that 10 times) with your brush. When it drys you will be able to see any flaws. 
Find some embellishments that you love and go to town. I chose ribbon and flowers for the spring theme. I kept it pretty basic. I didn't really know Terry's (my spring swap partner) style.  I had to add some "bling" because I just love shimmer.
This is a side view.
And the front again.

Everyone I give these to just love them, so add these to your list of crafty gifts and make someone very happy.

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Le Chateau des fleurs said...

I love this! This is super cute!
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Terri Peters said...

I love mine!

I'm ashamed to say I have not blogged about the swap yet. I went from pregnant and tired, to traveling, to having a stomach virus and I am so behind on blogging. I'll do it this week!

Amy @ Positively Splendid said...

I wanted to stop in and thank you for commenting on my metal flower tutorial. I really appreciate it!

You have some terrific projects on here! Your pages are terrific!

Stacey @ Fun to Craft said...

Very cute! I love the colors. So fun! Thanks for sharing at 'Look at me, I'm SO Crafty!' at Fun to Craft.

Carol said...

Thanks! I went and bought one of those TV caddy things. I'll get to it this year, I hope!! Yours turned out cute byt he way.