11/14/10

Mixed Media Monday

The challenge theme for Mixed Media Monday is: boxes. I was lucky to find two vintage boxes of tinsel this past weekend at a church rummage sale for .25¢ each. I repurposed one for this challenge. I reinforced the entire box with a thin layer of cardboard as the original boxes were flimsy. I made the three printed ornaments on the box into 3 dimensional ornaments using the full depth of the box which is 3/4 of an inch. I used the vintage tinsel garland that was in the box along with other shiny silver glittered things. Of course, I had to toss in sweet Pete, I love that little fella~Here is what the box was leaning against. This used to be the base of a lamp. I bought it --shells included for only $5. I cut the cord, pulled out the metal rod and wires... painted and distressed the base of the lamp.... used some E600 glue and glued the base onto the glass bottom. Easy-peasy. The hardest part was finding the glass knob for the top. I found a curtain rod with a huge round crystal at the end at a yard sale for .25¢, I think it looks fabulous. I lurve it!

12 comments:

Carol said...

Stunning, what a treasure!!!!!

Jingle said...

These look fantastic!

Pearl said...

Very nice girlie girl! Love the lamp, when I first saw it before reading I'm like "where the heck did she get this? I want one" what a great idea! Love the box too you are one crafty girl! Hugs, Pearl

Lynn@ The Vintage Nest said...

Move over Carol Duval....I think Cheryl is the new Queen of Crafts around here. Love all your "I made its" Cheryl. Yours is the third reference I have seen about top hats today. I must be on the lookout for an old one but I hear they cost big bucks. I saw on someone's blog where they are having a Top Hat party in early December. You should join unless you sold them all at the craft fair. :) xo Lynn

Vivian Helena said...

Hi Cheryl,,, thanks for stopping by my blog. I love your creative flair with found objects. I, Like many others just pass these items up, and about a month later think of how I could use it.. and it is too late.
Love seeing what you are up to with your creativity. Enjoy the holiday season, I can see it has already started for you!

Julie (Legacy Crafter) said...

Great idea and so pretty! Thanks for stopping by my blog and have a great week,
julie

joanna said...

Hi Cheryl!
great work!!

M.L. @ The House of Whimsy said...

Love, love, love what you did with the vintage box by making the ornaments 3-D.

Hermine said...

Lovely, great image

Kathy said...

Love them, great idea for the box. And I must say, love the name of your blog....nice to meet you.

Denise said...

I am in love with your revamp-lamp.It turned out beautiful.It reminds me of last week I went to goodwill hoping to find buttons.I kept thinking "no,You'll never find them if your looking for them".Under the glass countertop were two large Jars full of them.

mixedmediamonday said...

Beautiful, Cheryl, and what a lucky find! Diane