Sunday, 12 April 2015

Alter It...a challenge best tackled by two!

Hello again,

A word of warning - this is a picture heavy post, even for me! lol

It's a new challenge at That Craft Place Challenge Blog and the theme is 'Alter It', not really in my comfort zone so this looked like the perfect challenge to get the shape of our youngest daughter, Tilly Jayne :D

Now Tilly is 7yrs old and when I tell you that the only bit's I did for her was to cut the paper at the beginning and hot glue the pearl string, you will understand my amazement and I've got to say a tiny bit of jealousy too!  Just how crafty is she going to be! goes!
Our pen pot/desk tidy tutorial (Tilly was so excited when I told her we were going to do a tutorial, it was so cute!)...

1. Use a Pringles tin (empty of course) and cut on a diagonal approx 13 cms from the base (at the highest point)
You will need 2 coordinating papers, one 12x12.  Cut a strip from the 12x12 paper measured to your highest point (so in ours, it was 13cms).  If you have double sided paper your good to go, but as we didn't we added a strip both ends at 5cms wide to make the ends double sided.

2. Cut the coordinating paper to fit the front (lowest point) of your tin at approx 10cms wide
 Glue in place and cut off the excess.

3. Cut the front to approx 1cm above the curve of your tin and then cut down 1cm and feather the edges (see pic), then stick the feathered bits down.  

4. Cut the long piece in half.  Glue the inside of the paper BUT on the double sided end only glue the bottom and have a line of glue approx 5cms in (so there is no glue on the front end if that makes sense lol)...
 The 7yr old face-bombing at this point is optional but hey, go with it! lol

5. Wrap and glue the other half (they will overlap at the back but this adds strength) and trim to 1cm above the top, and once again cut down, feathering the edge, then push over and glue.  
 You can see why no glue on the ends in these two pics....

6.  Use a pencil or small paint brush to roll back the two ends at the front, revealing the 2nd paper underneath

7. Line inside with old book pages, we used a thesaurus that has been used for so many things lol
The decorate to your hearts content!
I love the rolled back front because it gives a focal point, but also gives a lot of possible looks using embellishments, so you'll want to make it again :D

Right...enough waffling, now you can join my pain and guess which one is mine!

Right image: Is mine....Left image: is Tilly's
Wow right!  or left in this case!
Here's a couple more pic's if you can take it...scroll past if you've had enough pics lol but I wanted to showcase the work as I promised I would, she is going to be so happy when this post is seen :D

Remember, this one is mine, the pink one above left is Tilly's!

 Proud and jealous Mummy day :D

All supplies, apart from the Pringles (although if you ask nicely Lisa might get you some lol) are available at That Craft Place.  Stocks of flowers and lace do change with the times but Lisa is always crammed to the rafters with  lushous goodies so you will be able to fill ya boots :D

Don't forget to check out the main blog to see what my uber talented teamies have made and to enter the challenge...just click...

That Craft Place Challenge Blog

Happy Crafting :D

Sandie xxx



  1. Hi Sandie, great projects and Tilly should be very proud of her work, another crafter in the making. Great tutorial and the pots look fabulous. Hugs to you both Jennifer DT member xx

  2. How hard is THAT to choose which one is the best!! Tilly Jayne YOU ROCK!!!! Love these....I have some Pringles Tubes (not gonna tell who ate the contents! lol) and am gonna have a go at this....oh, and before I forget, they are both brilliant, lol :) xxxxx

  3. These are fab, and well done Tilly :) brilliant tutorial xxx

  4. Looks stunning, thanks for joining us at Allsorts, xxxx

  5. Wow, both absolutely gorgeous, and great tutorial too. Creative Blessings, Tracy x

  6. a super project and a very clever daughter, thank you for joining our challenge at crafty catz and hope to see you again

  7. Tilly's creation is fabulous. A little star!! Love them both
    Linda xxx

  8. This made me smile. Great tutorial and an idea stored for when I move nearer my grandchildren which is hopefully soon. Fabulous tins. Great job x

  9. What a fab creation... fab enough to make me break my first and scoff a tube of Pringles? ... Erm. Yes!


  10. WOW, those turned out awesome. How clever is that!!

  11. These are both lovely, I couldn't choose between them, well done Tilly ! Great decoration on both. Thanks for joining in with the Sisters of Craft Challenge, good luck and best wishes, Anne DT.

  12. Wonderful project. Thanks for joining us at Open Minded Challenges this fortnight for our "Recycle Something" Challenge.

  13. What a gorgeous project! Thank you for sharing with us at Allsorts and good luck in the challenge.

  14. A wonderful project!
    Thank you soo much for taking part in our "Anything Goes” challenge over at Creatalicious & good luck in the draw.
    Hope to see you again in our new challenge as well…

    (DT Penny's Paper Crafty Challenges)
    (DT-Coordinator Creatalicious Challenges)
    (DT Come and Get It)
    (GDT Kreativzeit Challenges)

  15. Utterly gorgeous - well done, both of you. Thank you so much for joining my Craftyhazelnut's Patterned Paper April challenge with your delightful crafting - hope to see you again soon x


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