For those who read my blog will know that I've signed up to NCC's Upcycling online course. I'm a couple of modules in and there are various projects that one can try, I'm really looking forward to obtaining some MDF for a project for my son's room.... but in the meantime, I've been upcycling my items from the recycling box!
Decoupage sweetener jarOne of the most popular ways to decoupage a jar is to use napkins. So to obtain the effect above I used love themed napkins, Mod Podge and an empty jar.
I pulled the napkin sheets apart and tore them it up into various shapes!
I used the Mod Podge to over the jar and then placed each of the torn pieces over it.
Once completed, the whole jar was covered with Mod Podge to seal and protect the napkins.
That's all there is to it, just a bit of time and careful covering and you have yourself a new storage pot, I'm using mine for my ever growing scissor collection!
My second piece was much simpler and quicker to make.
Spray paint tin cans for repurposingThis was a tin can that I sprayed with my son's new favourite colour... you may recognise the colour from when I posted up the freshly painted 'treasure chest' on twitter.
How beautiful is the finish on this! I was going to leave it as is!
I did give the can a few stickers, not too much as I loved it plain, but I don't think I over did it.
So these are my repurposed upcycled pieces from my recycling box as per module 3 of my upcycling course - do you think I'm on the right track to pass?