Sunday, March 23, 2014

Do You Hear Spring Calling?

Hi everyone and Happy Spring!  It's me Tonya and I'm here to share my project for the Robin's Nest. This month I used the Spring Collection which is 20% off this month and I might say it is simply springy.  Also we are cross promoting with Altered Pages which has some awesome vintage collage images.
I have an over abundance of buttons, lace, ribbon, charms, ephemera from swaps and I really want to get it contained into one storage container. Well, this is what I came up with…an altered egg carton!!! It has 18 cups to put away tidbits of crafty goodness.

I started with gessoing the egg carton inside and out. Once the gesso is dry paint with acrylic paint. I didn't paint the top or inside of the lid because I would be covering it with cardstock.


Next cut two Green Butterfly Glitter Cardstock (I used the backside of the cardstock) to fit the top and inside of the lid.

Adhere to the top of the lid.

Also to the inside lid…I inked around the edges of the cardstock to add more color.

I added Moss Green Glitter Cardstock to the top along with Purple Ants Glitter Cardstock and Spring Stripe Glitter Cardstock which I made banners out of and adhered to the lid. Next I glued lace around the outer edge of the egg carton.

I used this Metallic Blue Christmas Trim that I got on clearance for 40 cents at Hobby Lobby…I love a great deal! :-) I glued it just above the lace all the way around. I then added sequins and Beach Dew/Tear Drops to ever other "bead".

A close up of the bow with stacked buttons and topped off with a Beach Dew/Tear Drops.

I fussy cut from the Little Spring Birdies collage sheet a bird and nest with baby birds and adhered them to the corners of the lid and then decorated with paper flowers (some store bought and some handmade), dew drops, gems that were rescued from a damaged prom dress and mini Easter eggs. I also added Stickles to the images.

The most time consuming part of altering this egg carton was the gessoing and the painting. Other than that it is easy peasy to decorate. :-)

I have already added my collection of goodies to all the cups. Now I will be able to have them at my fingertips when I need to add the right little something to one of the many projects I have going on. 
Also notice I added a dew drop to each "tip" of each cup. :-)

Supplies Used:
Empty 18 count egg carton
Green Butterfly Glitter Cardstock
Purple Ants Glitter Cardstock
Spring Stripe Glitter Cardstock
Moss Green Glitter Cardstock
Beach Dew/Tear Drops
Water Dew Drops
Cherry Chocolate Dew Drops
Altered Pages: Little Spring Birdies
Christmas Garland
Paper Flowers
Flower Punches
Crystal Stickles
Mini Plastic Eggs
Ceramcoat Caribbean Blue Acrylic Paint
Sizzix: Sizzlits Little Leaves

Be sure to stop by the Robin's Nest and check out the sale that is going on this month and while you are at it stop by Altered Pages too. If you have any questions give me a holler and I will do my best to answer.
Thanks for stopping by, hope your Sunday is wonderful and enjoy creating!!!

P.S. Be sure to stop by on my blog Monday cause I have a "mini" altered egg carton that I want to share… it's an adult version of an Easter basket. :-)


The Robins Nest OCrowley said...

I love this!! Your projects are always so amazing!! I think I need to make me one for my junk drawer, it would make my life way more organized! I love the way you put a dew drop on each peak too :) Great job!!

Robin Horasanian said...

You are so creative. A pretty upcycle project. Thanks for sharing.

Jean M said...

Absolutely adore how well Robin's Nest and AlteredPages work together to create such wonderful projects. This is very creative and such a great idea, Tonya!

Lyneen said...

OH my! This is wonderful... what a special organizer for the little things I know I want to use in the future but don't know where to keep them!!! LOVE your upcycle!

Steph S. said...

So cute! What a great way to re-purpose into something very useful.

Lee Brehon said...

This is gorgeous, I love your flower groupings and the way it looks like momma bird is near. Great way to upcycle that holiday garland. Excellent photos. A well done tutorial and project. Bravo!

Robin O'Crowley said...

Who would have thought an egg carton could be sooo cute! And usefull too!

Barbara Rankin said...

This is the most beautiful egg carton I've ever seen. Love this idea for creating storage for those small items. TFS.

Camille Short said...

WOW! You did it again ! The egg carton is awesome! It is so beautiful and detailed!

Danie May said...

Such a beautiful spring transformation of the egg carton Tonya. Loving all the details.

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