My Crafty Best Friend Forever (CBFF) Jenny of Craft Test Dummies had a birthday last week and I made her a few gifts. Because, hey, if you’re going to give handmade gifts why not give them to a crafty friend who will really appreciate them. Right?
Anyway, I wanted to wrap the gifts and give them in something kind of special but I wasn’t sure where to go from there. THEN I remembered a Viactiv container I had just emptied.
And it only seemed fitting that I would upcycle the Viactiv container since it was Jenny who turned me on to them.
So I gathered up some supplies and got to work.
Some of my supplies included:
K&Company embellishments sent to me by EK Success (THANK YOU!)
Paper from Prima – The Fairy Bell Collection by Jodie Lee Designs
First I figure out which part of the paper I wanted on the container, cut it and then spritzed it around the edges with Perfect Pearls. I embossed the butterfly on the paper and then adhered it to the container with the Glue Glider.
I created a pattern for the top by using a piece of scrap paper and burnishing it along the inside raised edge, cut it out and used it to create the insert for the top.
Then I simply embellished the top and front with the K&Company embellishments and wrapped some fun fibers around the container.
For the inside I added some shredded craft paper and left the container sit open for a few days to get rid of that distinct Viactiv smell. Not that it’s bad, mind you, just strong.
If you want to see what I gave Jenny – she wrote about it in her Happy Birthday to ME post.