Monday, June 4, 2012

Pass It On Project, Part Deux

Almost a month ago {jeez...shame on me}, I posted about the awesome Pass It On gift I received from Ashley at Attempts at Domestication.  Then it was my turn to get my craft on and create something lovely for two of my favorite bloggers Emily and Whitney {check them out if you haven't already!!}.

I headed to Michael's and kept my eyes peeled for a super cute container to spruce up.  {I love having pretty containers to store ordinary things.  It can instantly make a drab space more interesting.}  I originally thought I was going to use little cardboard boxes I found, but then a couple clear cylinders caught my eye.  My decision was made...I threw two in my cart and headed home to get started on transforming them.

Like most projects I come up with, I had a clear idea of how I wanted the end result to look.  I wanted bold metallic stripes and a fun felt flower to add a little pop.  I decided to use gold paint and go with a charcoal flower. 

I started by taping off my stripes, as well as the areas I didn't want to get painted, and I quickly realized the paint wasn't going to stick or cover like I had hoped. 


I wiped it off in a hurry and pulled out some spray paint primer.  I lightly coated my cylinders hoping this would give the paint something to better adhere to.

It took about 4 coats of paint, but I finally got the coverage I was hoping for.  Unfortunately, all that coverage meant that the stripes weren't smooth anymore, but beggars can't be choosers right??


Once the stripes were drying, I removed the tape and got busy making my felt flowers. 


After lots of cutting {my LEAST favorite part of making flowers} and a little hot gluing, my containers were done!



I even posted this shot on Instagram a while back!


Of course, I'm always my worst critic, which means I pictured them coming out WAY better in my head, but the important part is that they were made and sent with love.  I hope they put a smile on my bloggy friends faces!

I am so happy and honored that I was able to be a part of this awesome project.  If you want to see it all from the beginning, head on over to Karah at The Space Between. :)

Anyone else get their Martha Stewart on lately?!?!?!

15 comments:

  1. I loved mine! Thank you!!! I think I told you this but it's holding my laundry detergent. I will do a post and pick two bloggers so I can pass it on! xo, emily

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    1. I'm so happy to hear that! You're very welcome, and thank you for agreeing to be part of the project! :)

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  2. They are adorable! I can imagine doing something like that for shower or wedding favors (with smaller containers). Very cute!

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  3. Thanks so much Gabbi! I love it! When I opened the box I said, "awww this is so cute!" It's in the office holding my pens/pencils/highlighters :)

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    1. You're welcome!! I'm so glad! Thank you for being a part of the project with us! :)

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  4. They turned out fabulous!! Love the colour combo.

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  5. Those look so cool! I love the metallic gold!

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  6. This is so neat, they really turned out great :)

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  7. This is such a great idea. And, I'm so thrilled you were a part of the project. Thank you so much for the shout out!! I'm pinning and sharing on facebook!!
    Karah

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  8. They turned out great!! I don't know why you're hard on yourself - they are seriously cute!

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  9. Where did you get those vases in the background? I love them and your whole house!! It is my inspiration for my new house! :)

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    1. Thank you so much! :) They are both from Home Goods a couple years ago.

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