Thursday, September 8, 2011

Upcycled Box

I won the Crafty JC challenge last month (n guess what..I got a gorgeous gift pack from Itsy Bitsy as the prize :P, thanks so much Jaya). This means that I am one of the designers for this months challenge which is "RECYCLE". 
For my DT project I’ve recycled a wooden partitioned box (it came as the packaging for a set of wooden alphabets).
I’ve made something on the lines of Tim Holtz/Maya Road dimensional shadow boxes(ofcourse those are much bigger than this; each partition in mine measures aprrox 1x1.25inches).

I painted the box yellow with some acrylic paint and used various knick knacks, trinkets, buttons, sea shells, broken earrings, pendants, scrap paper die-cuts etc to decorate it. The roses and butterflies are die-cuts from an old magazine; they’ve been colored with some smooch spritz and walnut ink.

The finished project is proudly put up on my office PC (with the help of some magnetic tape).

Here's a closer look at it

So, let us see anything recycled. It need not be a card. Get creative :). And yes, it need not be paper. We want to see ANYTHING recycled. 
We would love to see these on your blog post
- Your take on how we as indivduals can help Save the Earth
- Also please post the material you are recycling and the final entry. This is mandatory, since this will help us choose the Top3.
Head straight to CraftyJC Challenge Blog......I can't wait to see what everyone comes up with!


  1. This is just super duper awesome, Juhi! I love all the little pieces and all the effort you have put in it! Way to go!

  2. OMG Juhi!! this is just amazing!!Loved the yellow and the cute trinkets u added!

  3. There are so many things to appreciate in this work, Juhi .. 1) that u used bright yellow color on the wooden box. 2) The trinkets, knick knacks, usage of pendants and ear rings - the very thought is awesome, neatly putting them in each grid. 3) Rolled roses and butterflies from old magazine paper are wonderful and stand out distinctly 4) glad that you got it to office, now I too can see it and admire it everyday 5) the idea of magnetic tape and putting it in on the PC is ultra awesome .. multiple credentials and wows to you :) Great creativity .. it has surged to new and higher levels. Awesome job :)

  4. wow you really transformed the whole box ...This will impart instant brightness to the room.It is bright and cheerful.

  5. Gorgeous!! love that colors..super super super cute!

  6. AWWWE!! :D
    SOOO cute!
    LOVE the cutie embellishments you filled in those shelves! :D
    Awesome idea! :D

  7. Very cute. Love yellow: its my fav color! Liked the way u decorated it.

  8. awesome!!! i would never have thought of this idea!! super super

  9. My hobby is making craft. I am interested in doing the same thing like you are doing above. Those are really great work.


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