My latest project was sitting in the trash at work. I found these envelope boxes just waiting to be taken. Our accountant was a little bewildered by my happy dance, but he understood that I'd found something that at least I thought was cool, and he scrounged up another.
I had 4 boxes, eight pieces, so I pulled out 4 different tail end cans of blue and green spray paint. The colors for this project were Key Lime, Apple Green, Spa Blue, and Aqua. I had a spool and a half of the turquoise ribbon left over from the memo board, and some metal framed paper tags still hanging around from Christmas.
I did have to go and splurge on a new hole punch for $1. My daughter claims I don't own one. In 49 years, I have never once punched a hole in anything. EVER. No, there weren't previously 2 hole punches in the craft cabinet. That statement is punctuated by an innocent look and whistling. Uh huh.
Anyway, one top and one bottom was given 3 light
coats in each color and allowed to dry. Then, I punched a hole in the center of each lid, slightly below the middle. I cut ribbon to rim the lids and hot glued it into place, starting at the middle of the front above the punched hole. I then cut a 12 inch length of ribbon, tied a bow, and hot glued that over the seam. Add a paper tag to identify the contents, and you are DONE.
These were so simple to do, and I guarantee I'll do more as soon as we mail out this week's statements at the office.
Totally Cool Receipt: Zip. Unless you count the hole punch. Fine, be that way. $1.