Saturday 15 February 2014

Altered Chai Latte Pot

Hi everyone.

I have a little altered project today.
I was so fed up of looking at my boring pen pot.
This was created to enter Brendas 5th blogaversary.
If you haven't seen Brendas blog you are missing out on some beautiful pieces of artwork.
We have to share our all time favourite crafting item by entering a new piece of artwork using it.

If you have been following me for a while you will know that my favourite die is Caged bird by Tim Holtz so of course had to be used.
I covered a piece of white card using my favourite swirly butterfly stamp from Flourishes by Michele Marsden.
I love all types of swirls and this pack has a few very pretty ones.
Added some orange ric-rac along the top and bottom
I also love sparkle so used irridescent pearls and then covered them, the cage and leaves in holographic glitter.
Finished off with a flower, candi and blue ribbon.

No longer a boring old pot and I love how it turned out.

From this
To this

I am entering this into ...

Brendas Blogaversary
Stamping Sensation - Wings, Fantasy and fiction
Cute card Thursday - Clever cutting
4 Crafty Chicks - #181 Use Pearls
Crafty girls - Anything goes
Dream it up - Fluttery and swirly
MilkCoffee - Girly
Southern girls - Bling it
Crafting with dragonflies - Alter a tin/jar


  1. Fab creation, I love seeing what people do to alter things. xxx

  2. Beautiful! I love to recycle and this is such a great idea! Thanks for playing at 4 Crafty Chicks, we hope you will join us again soon!
    Tina - DT member

  3. Cute as it can be. How creative you are.

  4. Well done on repurposing that tin! Love that colour combo and your swirls look fabulous, as does the cage and bird. When you are on a budget and craft, things like this make a distinct difference - less money spent on containers = more to spend on stash! AND the bonus - its fun to make! Thanks for sharing with us at Crafting with Dragonflies.

  5. Morning Julie,

    What a fabulous altered creation and useful at the same time.

    I do recall how much you loved this TH die and so imaginative wrapping it round the tin like this, so very effective. It's also a fav of mine although thinking about it a bit neglected of late.

    Thanks so much for joining in my blog celebration and good luck when it comes to the prize draws.

    B x

  6. Ooops, forgot to say thank you for sharing with us at Stamping Sensations.

    B x

  7. Very very pretty, thanks for joining us at Stamping sensations

    Francesca x

  8. Oh, that's gorgeous! Clever use of your dies and recycling and a lovely and useful end result! Thanks for playing along with the Southern Girls!

  9. Such a cute container! Thanks for linking to the Dreamweaver challenge!

  10. Wow love how you recycled your boring old pot into this fabulous bits and bobs container. This certainly would brighten up your craft space. Thanks for the great detailed photos and information. So glad you shared it with us at Crafting with Dragonflies. Ina.

  11. I am traveling in the UK this week and loving this bright cheery creation on a gloomy day...thank you for joining our challenge at Dreamweaver Stencils.

  12. Hi, Julie! It's been forever since I've stopped by! I hope you're doing well! This project is fabulous! :o)

  13. WoW, What a fantastic creation you made! I like all details :-))
    Thank you for playing along with us at Milk Coffee and I hope to see you again!
    Hugs, Andreja

  14. Gorgeous creation, thanks for joining Stamping Sensations, good luck.
    Happy crafting
    Tracy x