Last one I Promise!!!

October 17th, 2008 in member junk     
fellowjunker fellowjunker, member
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Who needs wrapping paper?


Pattern or design used: My Own Design - Junk Style
posted in: member junk, container

Comments (13)

fellowjunker writes: Hi Junkin4fun. Sorry it has taken me a few days to respond to your question. For most of my lettering I just use plain acrylic paint and stencils, but I am a big fan of the scrapbooking stores and even though I don't scrap book it is amazing what you can find in those type stores to incorporate into your junk finds. Clear stickers work well and I have discovered that rub ons work on absolutely EVERYTHING!!!!! Right now they are one of my favorite things!!! I also recently tried some glass etching stuff which worked beautifully for lettering. Good luck. Let me know if you try any of these things and I would love to see the pictures.
xojanis Posted: 12:05 pm on October 22nd
shabbychick writes: What a great alternative to wrapping paper - and it's one of those gifts that will keep on giving! And, I think it's true - we definitely love silver!!!

I've used vintage purses as gift "boxes" too - with compartments, they're great to hide little treasures (for little girls and "big" girls...).

Kathy Posted: 2:23 pm on October 20th
CottageElements writes: I think this is my favorite of all your great projects. Simple, yet chic! What a great idea to use it for gifts. That's true recycling. Thanks for all your great ideas!

Lani Posted: 10:59 pm on October 19th
MimiToria writes: I personally would love to receive a gift like this. Very cool idea. I currently use a tool box in my garden shed at our cabin to store garden tools, gloves, etc. The naughty little mice that magically come in for the long Minnesota winters, aren't able to penetrate the metal, so its' great for that. Love this project you've shared!
Like you, I too love, silver, and no, I'm not sick of it yet. Keep posting girl!
Gretchen Posted: 10:12 pm on October 19th
Junk_Sophisticate writes: This is just darling! The jeweled ribbon feminizes the hard metal toolbox/lunchbox so nicely. What a fantastic idea!

Candy Posted: 10:30 pm on October 18th
Chovey writes: OOooooh...I think this is my favorite for sure! Love, love it!!!! I can see this sitting under my 'Junk Christmas' tree!!lol
cynthia Posted: 9:00 pm on October 18th
kopykatkim writes: As you have shown us all you have a great junk eye! That is what this is all about, turning something discarded for it's usual purpose into something amazing! You go girl!!!!! Posted: 6:27 pm on October 18th
georgiamoon writes: I certainly hope this is NOT the last one. I really enjoyed looking at all your posts. You have a very creative touch and style. I love it, Geo Posted: 3:48 pm on October 18th
junkin4fun writes: Can you tell me what kind of paint that you used. Did you use regular paint or did you spray paint it? Posted: 2:35 pm on October 18th
junkin4fun writes: That is so cool. I had to look twice to even see that it was a tool box. AWESOME job. Loved all of your posts.

Robin Posted: 11:40 am on October 18th
KimberlyMelamed writes: This is just beautiful! I am a huge fan of metal boxes and couldn't agree more with thinking outside the wrapping paper! Gifts are so much more special when you take the time to wrap them uniquely. Did you stencil/paint on the lettering?


Thanks for sharing!

Kimberly Posted: 10:07 am on October 18th
LuAnn writes: Isn't this the greatest. You're right--who needs wrapping paper. This is tremendous. So much like a lady!

LuAnn Posted: 7:56 am on October 18th
junkinhart writes: This is very neat! Turn an old toolbox into a classy container -- whooda thunk, huh? Very nice look!!

We love silver (heck, we love everything!), fellowjunker. Don't give up on showing us what you have!!

Cindy Posted: 6:59 am on October 18th
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