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Saturday, October 27, 2007

Everything Old is New Again!!

Believe it or not I have had this little toothpick holder for years and years and years. I do not remember where I got it from I only know that I've had it forever. The picture on the front is made of paper and stuck on with the paste that is used on envelopes. Ok, here's the really sad pathetic thing about this toothpick holder. We actually used it. This thing sat on the Lazy Susan and sort of got lost among the pepper grinder, napkin holder, salt and pepper shakers and the matches for the grill that didn't self-ignite anymore!!

The other day I picked up this little toothpick holder and thought it needed a face lift!!! SO I soaked it in water and the paper design came right off. A BIG improvement to the toothpick holder right there!!! I dried it off and set it aside for a few days. I picked it up today and knew what I wanted to do with it.

I stamped the snowman image on tissue paper. I colored it in with colored pencils and used Crystal Effects to affix it to the holder. I did put Crystal Effects on the holder first, laid the tissue paper in place and added a little more Crystal Effects.

After it dried I thought it needed something so I took this bottle of pretty icy blue Stickles and went around the center edges with it. A big YUCK on that one!!! I scraped it off and wiped it clean. Thought about it for a bit longer and decided I'd use the micro mini beads on it. I think it gave it an icy look. Makes me chilly looking at it!!! I am still not 100% happy with the way it turned out and I may take the beads off and put a light blue edge around it first, then add the Crystal Effects and sprinkle the beads on again. I think it needs just a touch of color around the edges there. But as is I like it a lot more than the original form. I can't believe I kept that design on there all these years. Maybe I never really noticed it because I usually had the design side turned away from me!!!!

There's LOTS of old "stuff" around the house that you can take and make into something a little prettier and a little more useful!! See, I now have a holiday toothpick holder. I know it's going to be the finishing touch on our holiday dinner!!! Do I sound like Martha? LOL

Check on the right side of my blog in the Labels area. There are several other items I've made using the "Tissue Paper" technique.

Thank you for stopping by,


Jennifer said...

That is too cute! You never cease to amaze me with your ideas! I'm not joking - I have 32 of your posts saved in my bloglines for inspiration! You are one very creative lady! Thank you for sharing all your creativity with all of us!

jodene said...

This is so pretty!!