Recycled Container Inspired by a Hat Box
Items used for this project:
A Plastic Container (that once held Christmas candy)
Acrylic Craft Paint
- Wash your container both inside and outside. Dry thoroughly.
- Make your paper pulp and pour into your Pour Mold just the same as you would if you were making a piece of handmade paper.
- Squeeze the water out of the pulp.
- Now instead of letting it lie flat to dry, start wrapping your container in the wet paper. I separated my scraps so that I would get different colors and effects for the lid and the base of the container.
- As your wrapping your container press the paper down with your sponge. This helps it get into all of the cracks and crevices and helps it to follow the contours of your container.
- When you are done set it aside to dry over night.
- Once your container is dry you can begin embellishing.
I used Scrapbook paper to make some 3D flowers for the top of the container. Once I stuck those down I decided that it needed more. So I tucked the chipboard embellishments under and around the flowers and added some bling.
And here you have the finished product.
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