OK ... so I definitely get the prize for Airhead of the Week!! Despite being ill last week, I had (rather unusually for me) got one of the DT projects ready and finished well ahead of time.
For those of you who are regular visitors, you will know that I had ALL DAY yesterday to focus on crafting. Well, despite this, I managed to entirely forget to upload these little lovelies onto the TioT website. I even made a note to get this page organised and STILL my pea-like brain didn't register that they weren't uploaded. That is until midnight!! I jumped out of bed having had one of those awful OMG moments and uploaded it. But alas, too late! So I definitely win the Airhead's Crown!
So, the theme this week at Tiot is Recycle It. What a great challenge ... I'm sure we all have lots of things which we can re-use in our projects. Certainly I have a box of tags on pins and chains from clothing, gorgeous packaging with punched designs from Prima blister packs and ribbons and feathers from boxes of chocolates. I even have an outer wrapper which came on our newspaper which is made of vellum or similar which I thought would come in useful. So, crack open your box of 'kept' items which you thought would come in useful one day and make that day TODAY!!
My project is a recycle of Champagne tops. I know what you're thinking ... and Yes, it was a tough job drinking all that fizzy but I take my creative responsibilities VERY seriously!!!
I re-worked my tops to make little chairs with backs and sanded some of the black coating on the wire back to the bare metal. I then used alcohol inks to tint them lightly. I used a coat of shellac and some god leaf to embellish the seats.
The cushions were cut from cotton and sewn on my new machines (which is a dream to use unlike it's predecessor!). I filled them with a little soft toy stuffing to plump them up and hand sewed the final seam. I then stamped them with miniature images on both sides using Stazon.
Ooh ... and before I forget (don't let me get started on that again!!) all eligible entries to our challenge are entered into the prize draw to win £10 store voucher for Crafty-Emblies who are our kind sponsors!
Please read the rules so your gorgeous creations are not disqualified!
I hope this project tempts you to up-cycle some of your stash or if all else fails, drink loads of champagne and make some cute chairs!!!
I'm entering my little chairs into the Craft Room Challenge - In the garden Anything But a Card as these do remind me of the little cafe chairs we all love to perch on with a cuppa in the summer!