Monday, August 26, 2013

Recycled Storage for Mists

I'm slowly building up my selection of Lindy's Stamp Gang spray mists and up until now they have just been sitting in the original plastic bags that the sets came in. While functional they weren't exactly pretty... so I decided to do something about how I was storing them.
I had a box sitting around from some bulk baby wipes I bought at the supermarket. The box was the perfect height for the Lindy's bottles. It had a lift up lid so I removed this and cut the sides on an angle so it still retained the strength of the box while making the bottles easier to see. (It looks more like a display unit now).
The top edges were a bit rough after cutting the extra bits off, so I covered the upper edge on all sides with some leftover Kraft cardstock strips folded from the outside, over the top and then inside the box. I painted them with a mix of acrylic paints - KasierCraft Antique White, Plaid Champagne Metallic and Pebbles Inc Yellow.
I covered inside and outside the box with some old patterned paper from my stash. I distress inked the outside pages only with Tim Holtz Distress Ink in Walnut Stain and Black Soot.
Around the bottom of the box, I adhered red buttons of various sizes with Helmar 450 liquid glue.
To finish the box off I adhered three flowers from I Am Roses to the top right hand corner which I had misted to add some shimmer.
Don't my Lindy's mists look great... and with them out on my desk where they are so easy to reach, they will definitely be getting plenty of use.

6 comments:

Carrie said...

Awesome Paula, the box is so damn pretty, could think of many uses for it.

Gypsy said...

And there's room for more. :-)

Dawn Turley said...

very cleverly done Paula. You are so resourceful

Paula Lynne said...

Thank you Carrie. I have to add I am pleasantly surprised at how sturdy it is as well. Even with 20 bottles of mist in it I was able to carry it in one hand without feeling like it was going to flex or fall apart... that one tough box.

Paula Lynne said...

Yes Gypsy... good spotting. That was a consideration when I measured the box to determine it's usability.
I should be able to fit another two sets in there... then I might just have to alter another box so any over and above that.

Paula Lynne said...

Thank you Dawn... yes a bit of Kiwi ingenuity happening there and some good old fashioned recycling. Waste not want not, especially when the budget for extra storage items is non-existent.