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Tuesday, January 17, 2012

Hat Trick

See the three cute little hat boxes at the top of our tower?
At $5.50 for the set, those were a steal.
And their size makes them great for napkin rings, tiny individual vases, and tea lights.
The poinsettias and red ribbon aren't doing it for me though.
Don't take, "But I don't have thumbs!" as an excuse when you ask for help.
Remove the ribbon handles and choose your hues.
The bottoms of these got 3 coats of Rustoleum Aqua and the lids were bathed in Apple Green.
I banded the lids with green polka dotted aqua ribbon by simply hot gluing it around.
The smallest box took the thin ribbon we used yesterday.
I replaced the handles with plain aqua ribbon. This is super simple to do.
The ribbon is just poked through existing holes in the box and knotted on the inside.
Take a break in there somewhere.
Make your enormous Feline Overlord stand on his hind legs for treats.
Okay, we're ready to store tiny things that end up stuffed in the back of a drawer.
Snippets of ribbon and leftover paint work together beautifully.

That's two box projects down, and one to go.
Tomorrow, we'll add a little flirty sparkle to our kitchen storage projects.
Are you playing along?
Then you've hardly had to open your wallet.


Jane @ The Borrowed Abode said...

Awesome as usual! You're right - some things are just not meant to be stored in drawers. This is a great solution.

Heather{Our Life In a Click} said...

I haven't seen any boxes like this around!! Love the hat trick!

Michelle L. said...

Beautiful upgrade - I was not so thrilled with the poinsettias either! Now they are cute, classy and fun!