Saturday, March 10, 2012

Repurposed Container

Having some fun turning a sour cream container into a pretty little box.

For the flower centers, I gathered some ribbon and netting and then added some pearls.  The box was covered with scraps of paper and then I made a base and added a crepe paper and ribbon ruffle.  There's some lace around the top of the box and also some ribbon trim.

I used a soda bottle cap and some shredded vintage sheet music paper to make the nest. 

And then I needed something to put in the box, so I made a little 3" round mini with some vintage Easter images and added some scripture verses.

 I used 5 pages; I'll just show a few.  There's lots of lace, pearls, bling, stickles and butterflies.

The sweet little rolled ribbon flower was part of gift from my DIL.  She does such beautiful work!

Thanks for visiting and have a blessed day!
Joan's Challenges:  use a recycled box, preferable round, use some lace, pearls and flowers
The Stamp Man Challenge:  vintage
Totally Papercrafts:  my favorite things (pink, flowers, bling)
2 Sisters Challenge:  spring colors
Allsorts Challenge:  say it with flowers
Crazy 4 Challenges:  spring (Easter)
Mark's Finest Paper:  bingo (lace, bling, circles)
PaperPlay Challenges:  recycle it
PaperCrafting Journey:  anything goes
It's All About The Vintage:  a book (song book pages)
Little Birdie Blessings:  scripture


  1. Excellent project. Beautiful. Thanks for joining Speedy Fox and Friends

  2. WOW - Incredible what you can make out of a plastic box! The colors, embellishments and images you have used are so pretty. It must have taken you forever to make this project. The result is amazing! Love it!!

  3. A fabulous piece of altered art Sarah.

    Thanks so much for joining in our Say it with Flowers theme at Allsorts this week, good luck and hope to see you again.

    I think you card would also fit our Springtime theme at our sister challenge Penny Black and More

    B x

  4. This is magnificent and a real treat to the eyes Sarah. I love the shabby colours and embellishments and what amazing re-cycling. Thanks for sharing this with us at The Stamp Man.
    hugs {brenda} xox

  5. This is such a beautiful creation and I just love the mini! Well done!

  6. This is totally amazing! So soft and pretty and elegante. The bird is so cute along with its nest and I just adore your mini - the embellishments on it are gotgreous!
    Thanks for joining us this week at 2 Sisters challenge blog!
    - Maria

  7. It's really great work. SO beautiful!

  8. Your covered sour cream container turned out gorgeous. Thanks for joining us in our challenge at Joan's Gardens.

  9. What a lovely project! Such great detail! Thanks for sharing with Speedy Fox and Friends!

  10. Beautifully done!
    Really like the paper scraps around the container.

  11. Wow! What a sweet and lovely project! Thank you for joining It's all about the vintage and beauty challenge!

  12. Wow Absolutely gorgeous creation, love it...Thanks for joining us at Totally Papercrafts this week.
    Wendy xx

  13. Wow! This is just stunning. Your little box is adorable - love the blooms and that pretty birdie. Beautiful booklet for the inside too. Your attention to detail is awesome.
    Thanks for joining us at Totally Papercrafts this week.
    Caroline xxx

  14. Exquisite work Sarah, love the soft colours and the amazing attention to detail!
    Thanks for entering my Say it with Flowers challenge for Allsorts this week and good luck in the draw!
    Hugs Nicola xxx

  15. WOW ... fabulous job ... love every little detail!

  16. This is amazing! What a stunningly beautiful creation! And a mini inside to boot! Fabulous!

  17. Sarah - Your project is absolutely STUNNING. So much work went into this for sure. I love the soft colors and all the elements you added. Thank you for linking this to Scripture Thursday. ~ Abby

  18. Absolutely precious Sarah! What an imaginative idea for that sour cream container. :-) Such cute images on the pages of the little book too. Have a wonderful week! hugs!

  19. Wow you made a great job with this well done it is lovely Hugs Elaine

  20. Wowzers, this is gorgeous, I love it, thanks for sharing with us at Paper Play, hugs Liz xx

  21. Wow this is STUNNING
    Thank you so much for entering our challenge at ALLSORTS this week, good luck & hope you’ll join us again!
    I have candy if your interested
    Hugz Fleur xXx

  22. Gorgeous creation. Great recycling. Thanks for playing along with us here at Speedy Fox and Friends challenge, we hope to see you again next week. Make sure to check out our challenge with Friends of SpeedyTV for more fun with Mark's Finest Papers, a Heinrich Co.

  23. Thanks for joining in the fun at Paper Crafting Journey Anything Goes!

    Love, Laura

  24. Congratulations on being the winner in Joan's Garden Challenge. I do love your project too.