Wednesday, March 12, 2014

Letter Rack.

Having sorted out the pots for my marker pens I decided to turn my attention to the piles of paper on my desk that really needed some kind of storage so I took one discarded cat food box and set to and made a letter rack. 
I cut the box down to the required size
then  used packaging tape to strengthen the side panels.
Mod Podge and a few sheets of  torn up kitchen roll
soon had the box covered and left to dry.
I gave the dry box 2 coats of Tester pot paint 'Powder Purple'

I covered the inside panels and front panel with
Raspberry Rd 'Antebellum No 16'  digi paper.
Butterfly was in my stash sent to me by a blogging friend.
Wording generated on PC and printed off.
Faux stitching pricked out round edge.
A mauve colouring pencil used to draw the faux thread.

Papers now sit nice and tidy on my desk.
I have show cased this for my Butterfly Challenge.
#3 A Stitch in Time.
 Challenge runs for 2 weeks and I would love to see you over there.
Entering into the following challenges:
Kabooodle Doodles #214 Anything but square.
My Craft Creations # Anything goes.
The Cheerful Stamp Pad #81 Anything goes.
The Paper Nest Dolls #5 Anything goes.
Through The Craft Room Door # Anything goes.
Hiding  In My Craft Room #140 Super Scraps.
Pixie's Crafty Workshop #115 Use up your snippets. (butterfly, mod podge, tester pot.)
Penny's Paper Crafty #168 Anything goes.


  1. Lovely upcycle of an ordinary cardboard box. This is beautiful. Nice to hold cards for convenience and organization. Blissful...

  2. What beautiful transformation….it was fun looking at the journey too.

  3. Just brilliant Mrs A. Genius and the finished letter rack is stunning. Debbiex

  4. Wonderful. I love your paper box. I am learning many things from your blog!

  5. Morning Mrs A, These boxes are too good to be thrown out l have a few and was wondering what uses they could have and here is my answer!! great make and gorjess papers too thanks for the idea xx

  6. Absolutely beautiful and stunning Mrs. A.

  7. Another fabulous make Mrs A - hard to believe how it started out. If I send you a sows ear can you make me a silk purse please?

    Hugs, Di xx

  8. fab, thank you for joining us over at Kaboodle Doodles this week xx

  9. Thanks for sharing your beautiful and very practical altered creation for Cheerful Stamp Pad challenge 81: anything goes , Hazel, DT - hope to see you again soon x

  10. Lovely letter rack Mrs A.

    I was saving all the empty cat food boxes until the pile grew so high in the garage I had to get rid of them!
    It's such nice thick cardboard, ideal for projects - think I may start another pile LOL xx

  11. Gosh what a difference a very clever Lady makes. This is brilliant.

    Kath x

  12. Fabulous! I must have a word with my brother about keeping one of these boxes for me to alter.
    Thanks for the tip for strengthening the corners!
    The last time I made myself a box the edges separated from the sides so will have to try your technique - thank you! xx

  13. This is gorgeous Mrs A! well done it looks really pretty huggles Sue xxx

  14. Hi Mrs A
    Super example of recycling. Looks amazing.
    Good luck with the challenges.
    Ang x

  15. this turned out beautifully! thanks for joining the "anything goes" challenge at the cheerful stamp pad! xo

  16. Turned out awesome my friend....just been chatting to your lovely daughter on F/B,,,nice to know who's who...was thrilled.

    I am trying to finish my project for the next challenge....looks like it's doing well...

    take care..luv aNNIe xxx

  17. Another great upcycling project - pretty and very useful too.

  18. A beautiful transformation, I love the colours and the gorgeous designer paper you used. A lovely useful end product too.
    Jean x

  19. What a great idea, really pretty too! Think I might have to do something like this for my stencils! Thanks for sharing with us at Penny's Paper-Crafty Challenge.
    Mandy x (PPCC DT)

  20. What a fab use for a cat food box! You may find your kitty sitting in there among the letters!

  21. You are the only person I 'know' who could take a cat box & make it into something gorgeous & wonderful! Which you did! Love it! How useful & beautiful you have recycled some plain ole cardboard! TFS &Hugs

  22. Would have never guessed that that beautiful rack was once an ugly box! Masterful upcycling!

  23. Creativity to the max & so beautifully done, Mrs. A! PS--hope you got to see my first use of some of the flowers in the pink box you sent--they really helped me make a card I was happy with


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