Wednesday, February 26, 2014

Recylced Pencil Pots.

A quick and easy recycled project. I really needed some pots to keep my marker pens together and tidy all in one place on my desk. I didn't want to go to the expense of buying any, however cheap they may have been so made these from old cardboard  tubes that a well known crisp snack  comes in . I cut the tube in half  to get 2 from each one. The tube comes with a plastic lid so that became the base of the top I cut off. You can see it on the left of this picture.
I used torn up kitchen paper towel with mod podge to cover the tubes.
Once dry I gave them  a coat of tester pot paint which I had left over from a previous project.
The paper towel gives a nice  textured finish .
I used up scraps of lace , ribbon bow, pre cut flower die cuts
pearls, mother of pearl buttons  and  cream cord from my stash.
Butterflies were cut using Cheery Lynn Exotic Butterflies #2 DL 113AB
Made as a project for my Butterfly challenge #2.

In use with my Promarkers all nicely kept in their colour ranges.
Fluff will  be so proud of me.!!
Entering into the following challenges:
Oldie But A Goodie # Buttons.  (buttons and lace from my stash 15yrs plus.)
Everybody Art #267Ribbon or lace.
Pixie's Crafty Workshop #113 Use up your snippets. (Every thing was a snippet).
Tuesday Throwdown #  Anything Goes.
Through The Craft Room Door # Anything goes.


Dr Sonia S V said...

Love the transformation.The pastel shades and the texture of the tissue paper is so beautiful

Cathy said...

Great recycled project, I love the texture that the paper towel gives, and the embellies look fantastic too, Cathy x

Di said...

Great piece of upcycling Mrs A - I hope you made an extra one or two for when your Pro Marker collection expands :)

Hugs, Di xx

Sandra H said...

Absolutely brilliant idea Mrs A and what a nice place to keep your pens in and colour co-ordinated too well done xx

Kathleen said...

Great make fabulous colours and I once used these to make a vase with, for hand made flowers fastened onto wooden bar-b-que skewers.

Kath x

Sherry said...

Gorgeous, they look wonderful! Unfortunately I won't be able to make any though because once I pop I really can't stop!!!

Brenda in IN said...

These came out great. Bet they look great on your desk.

Lady Bug Stampers said...

Wow what a great recycle project. I love the idea. Thanks for joining us at Tuesday Throwdown Challenge.
Linda K. DT

SARN said...

Brilliant project. I have mod podge! xxx

vinita jain said...

Stunning project!!! I don't have mod podge but it is in my wish list:). Love the idea.

Faye Wynn-Jones said...

Your pots are really pretty, and I'm sure you will be able to make plenty more as you need to. You might wanna store the pens the other way up... xx

Dips said...

Another lovely use of Buttons – thank you so much for entering my challenge on OBAG, keep using up all that old stash and join us again for our next challenge!

Princess Judy Palmer said...

These are very nice pen holders and look like something you'd pay top dollar for at a boutique. Very fancy!

cm said...

What a GREAT recycled project, Mrs. A! The butterflies and flowers are delightful! And your collection of markers: WOW! I need some markers that work 'with' me (so far, Copics and distress markers aren't my 'thing,' I fear. Maybe just some good old fashioned coloured pencils....). Hugs~c

Helen said...

These are fabulous - a wonderful makeover project!
Thanks for playing at Oldie but a Goodie!
Helen x

Roxann said...

WOW, these are fabulously gorgeous and so creative! So glad you shared it at TTCRD.

Greta said...

I so love these containers!