1.12.2013

Adhesive Fabrics


I have been busy reorganizing everything in my office/craft room after the holidays.  January is always the perfect time to get everything back in order and ready for the new year.  Of course mid stream of organizing I have to make some cosmetic changes.  For instance these wood storage boxes needed a major change.  I had some adhesive fabric I have been longing to use and it would be perfect for this project. I also decide to repurpose a empty candy can I had from Christmas.

The adhesive fabrics made a quick and simple change to this can. First, I applied a shipping label to the can so I would start with a white base and then added my adhesive fabric.  I masked off the can and then applied some crackle effect and antiqued. I wanted it to have a old worn feel.

On the wood boxes I used a Ralph Lauren Faux Technique Glaze I had left over from another project.  After I applied and let dry I roughed up the corners and little with some sand paper.  Then I added my adhesive fabric. I used a black Sharpie marker to changed the color of the hardware on the boxes. Then sealed everything with a thin coat of Mod Podge. 



32 comments:

  1. Love how you used fabric and aged the pieces! I am enjoying your blog!

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  2. These looks great the vintage feel of the can fits great with the aged wood boxes!

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  3. This is so cool! I am totally going to do this! I found you at the link party...looking forward to following along!!

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  4. Love this idea. The can is genius! So pretty.

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  5. These all turned out wonderful. Fun transformations.

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  6. That is awesome! Where do you get your adhesive fabric, i love how it turned out! Thanks so much for sharing at Wednesday's Adorned From Above Blog Hop.
    Debi and Charly @ Adorned From Above
    Bethany @ Whistle and Ivy

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  7. I am going to share your blog with my daughter. She is covering boxes for the first time and would be so inspired by yours.

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  8. Love this idea. I'm a new follower. I would love for you to check out my blog at WWW.sister-number-5.blogspot.com

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  9. I loved how they turned out! Thanks so much for sharing at Mix it up Monday :)

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  10. Chic and practical. I love it! New follower. Follow me back at http://www.sewsweetvintage.com/2013/01/love-me-love-my-dog.html

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  11. Nice job, I love to repurpose old boxes!
    Karee

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  12. Oh my!! WOW!! So gorgeous!!!

    Thanks so much for sharing this at The DIY Dreamer... From Dream To Reality!

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  13. Very cute! I love the cross stitch sampler!

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  14. What a neat idea. Thank you for sharing!

    Hopping by and following your lovely blog's Pinterest. I blog @ Getting Healthy with Essential Oils

    I am also inviting you to join Tiddle Diddle Handmade Shoppe's first giveaway event.

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  15. wow love this! everything looks so fab! i'd love to come spend a day in your craft room :)

    Stopping by from the GYB blog hop!

    Trish @ Tales from ...

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  16. Also stopping by from the GYB blog hop (you may come visit if you'd like. :-)The inside of the box is pretty clever but honestly I love the finish on the outside! Perfect choice with the fabric too...gives it such a lovely vintage feel

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  17. Love this and the colors are gorgeous! I am hosting a new Pinterest Power Party and would love to have you share this if you get a chance!!

    http://www.thetaylor-house.com/2013/01/17/pinterest-power-party-2.html

    Chrissy

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  18. Wow! Those boxes are drop-dead gorgeous!
    You are one amazing creator!

    hugs x
    Crystelle
    http://www.crystelleboutique.com

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  19. I'd love to know where you got the adhesive fabric. Was it at a fabric store or a craft store? The boxes and cans are sweet!
    Liz

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  20. Awesome ideas! The boxes are my favorite, aged perfectly. Thanks for showing us how you did it!

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  21. Awesome use of fabric! I am in love and just may have to try for myself! Thanks for sharing! I'm your newest follower and I came to you via a bloghop!

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  22. So clever! I love those old boxes! What a way to incorporate fabric. Thanks for sharing at One Creative Weekend!

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  23. Love how you gave a totally new life to these boxes and made them beautiful. Thanks for sharing.

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  24. Thank you for sharing with the Clever Chicks Blog Hop this week; I hope you’ll join us again!



    Cheers,
    Kathy Shea Mormino

    The Chicken Chick

    http://www.The-Chicken-Chick.com

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  25. Oh my goodness, you are so talented! You know what I also like? The fact that you come to Whimsy Wednesday each week. We LOVE your creations and inspirations!

    Take care,
    Kelly at Smart School House
    http://www.facebook.com/SmartSchoolHouse

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  26. so so cute! where did you get the adhesive fabric?? I saw some adhesive fabric tape on a site yesterday (i think pick your plum) and was curious about it...

    Thanks so much for linking up at the Humble Brag!

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  27. Great idea! Thank you for joining Home Sweet Home!
    Sherry

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  28. Hi,
    You have some great ideas and we would like for you to share with our readers too. We are hosting our first link party tomorrow and we would like to invite you to link up with us. We have a fun blog to co-host with us. Hope to see you there.

    Thanks!
    The Busy Bee's,
    Myrna and Joye.

    http://thebusybhive.blogspot.com/

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  29. So pretty, Paula! We are featuring this at the party today. We can't wait to see what you're sharing this week!

    Lelanie
    http://to-sew-with-love.com

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  30. I love this project! I host a linky party every Wednesday and would love for you to link up this project. Fluster’s Creative Muster Party

    I am a new follower and have nominated you for the Leibster Award you can check it out here: Leibster Award

    Hugs and Smiles,

    Robin
    Fluster Buster

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  31. Good for you to get organized! I really need to do that too! The boxes look great! I'm your newest follower! Would love for you to come and visit me sometime! http://homespunhappenings-tammy.blogspot.com

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