Tuesday, February 17, 2009

Transformation Tuesday - an easy altered project

Hi everyone! Thanks for stopping by today. :D This little idea came to mind while waiting in a really long line at the grocery store.
All these little V-day heart boxes are on sale everywhere since the 14th has passed us. Since chocolates have a long shelf life (not in my house, but you know what I mean), I had a vision!
Here are the supplies you need (disregard the Crop A Dile, I was experimenting but realized I didn't need him after all):
2 pieces of orange cs measured around the hearts
green scrap piece of cs
heart shaped box of chocolates
(Now don't blink because the directions are quick!)
*Trim the scrap piece of green cs 3/4 of the way down. This will be used for the top.
*Adhere orange c/s (I CB'd mine with the distressed stripes folder for texture)

*Add the green topper with glue by folding down the 1/4 that was left uncut. This will be covered up with cs later. By this time, it should start to resemble a carrot, sort of.
*Cover edges with extra cs or ribbon, wrapping both ends up to the carrot top to cover the base of it.
Voila! You are done! I added a little tag on mine. I promise you, if I am still making a 4th of July project with Vday candy, then I deserve to be banned from altered projects.

A little bonus project: DD is having a little St. Patrick's get together so I think I'll make these for her classroom. They are just 3 of these heart shaped boxes put together to make a shamrock. At .25 cents per Vday box, 20 kids in her class, I can give out these gifts for a total of $5. My kind of budget! I simply ran green cardstock through the CB with the swirls folder, then attached a stem to the bottom. I would add bling to it but I have a feeling its life span will be all of 30 seconds once they're in the kids' hands. ;)
Thank you for stopping by and for all your wonderful comments! Have a great day~
*Love and Aloha*


Melissa Craig said...

Once again, another BRILLIANT idea from Joni!! You are amazing!!

Cindy said...

Your vision and creativity never stops amazing me! Great projects!

Sheri Gilson said...

OMG Jones~I LOVE the carrot box!!! It is too cute!!! I was going to buy a couple of the boxes to try out your first project but never got a chance. Will have to see if the store by the house still has some so I can try this one. Great Job!!!

Gabby said...

HOLY SHIITAKE!!! Joni (or shall I say Johnny...lol) you AMAZE me every freakin' day!!! I'm not surprised...just completely blown away by the way you see things! And you call me Fabby!? I'm gonna call you "BLOW ME AWAY JONI"!

Anjou Krelovich said...

what a fantastic idea! you are so creative! I love the carrots.... I might have to run out and see if there are any hearts left in the DC area after folks have read your post!

Becky said...

what a awesome idea. You are one creative person.

Colleen Porter said...

wow thats such a great idea!! And we have the hearts on sale at the store cheap too!

Lisa Phillippi llelsik@aol.com said...

You are ammmaazzzing! Those are such great ideas! I guess Im too busy reading the gossip magazines when Im at the grocery store!

Jennifer Talley said...

Those are so cute! What a great idea!

Ann said...

You are a freakin' rock star when it comes to altering! I'm not worthy! ;)

Tammy said...

You did it again! I so love the carrot box.
I always have good intentions of altering things. I've got junk lying around just waiting to be altered. Your great work is encouraging me to start doing something with that stuff. You work is so so inspiring!