Monday, June 13, 2011

Shabby Chic Desk Cup - Tutorial

Working in receiving for a craft store, I get a lot of shipments that include random fillers to weigh down the boxes. I happened across a few of these tubes that are similar to those used in bulk sticker rolls, and had to take them home :)

I glued a chipboard circle (that I traced and cut out) to one end of the tube with Glossy Accents, and when that dried I painted the entire thing with acrylic paint. Don't forget the inside :)

While the paint dried, I trimmed a piece of patterned paper to the size of the tube, and stamped a collage of Tim Holtz stamps (of course).

I adhered the paper to the tube with Mod Podge. I Mod Podged (is that a word???) the inside also, to protect the inside from whatever pens or tools I decide to keep in it :)

Once all that was dry, I used my Tim Holtz paper piercing tool to pierce a hole through the side. I put a large jump ring through the hole, and attached a piece of chain (Tim Holtz...againz). 

Using a few smaller jump rings, attach assorted findings to the chain :)

Don't forget to use your Glossy Accents to attach a few rhinestones!

1 comment:

  1. What a fantastic idea...I am going to do this for sure!!! You are extremely talented!
    Great Days,
    A {Little} Dab of Glue


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