Jamie has been our terrific guest designer throughout the month of June. Today, Jamie is coming back with an extraordinary simple yet unique upcycling project which is transforming an ugly plastic cup into an elegant gifting container...
This week I wanted to share an upcycled project that is so very doable.
I cannot take credit for coming up with this fun packaging idea. It was found in a swanky boutique recently and of course I said to myself..."I can make that.".
And so I did.
supplies / matériel:
plastic take out soda cup/ un grand gobelet en plastique
paint brush/un pinceau
mod podge/ du Mod podge (vernis colle)
vintage book pages/ des pages d'un vieux livre
For the cup, simple mod podge book pages to the cup until you come up with a pleasing cover over the surface.
Junque bows. I adore junque bows. I make them all the time now for packaged gifts, not to mention as decor around my home.
upcycled decorative tissue paper
Take your 'junque' scraps and create a bow with them. I simply layer the items, usually the heaviest piece goes first, and pinch them between my fingers as I continue to 'junque' up the bow. After I have completed a pleasing looking bow, I tie it in the middle with twine. Use any or all of the supplies I mentioned above. I am sure you can come up with your own elements to add to your junque bow.
After the bow was tied, I trimmed the ends and added a vintage brooch to the middle. This was then attached to the front of the cup and fluffed up a bit.
Now, fill the cup with paper shreds and tissue and a special gift for that special someone. (or keep it for yourself...wink).