Thursday, July 3, 2014

Throwback Thursday- Duct Tape and a shoe box

Today, I'm linking up with The Teaching Tribune for Throwback Thursday!


My throwback Thursday is one of my first ever Made It Monday link ups.  I was blown away by how well it did.   I even found it on Pinterest (and I didn't put it there!)


Last summer, I wasn't sure what I would do with it.  I ended up using it to carry name tags.  In reflection, I wished I had cut a handle into the top.




Now that I finally have a theme, I have this unending desire to cover everything in animal print of some kind.  A picture of turning a shoe box into an organizer had crossed my pinterest feed several times, but it was just a picture- it didn't link to any directions.  "No big deal!" I thought.  "I can do this!" I said...

I'm never doing anything without directions again!  Oh, who am I kidding- this is how I roll :) 

I started with a shoe box, leopard print ducktape and scissors.

I folded the lid in half so I could measure where the half point of the shoe box was.  I cut down the middle of each side of the shoe box and bent it in half.

Then I took the lid and cut it in fourths.
I attached one of the fourths to each end to create boxes.
(Sorry, I didn't get a good picture of that!)

Then, I cut from the middle wall down to the front wall on all sides.


Then I used the duct tape to cover the WHOLE thing!

This morning, I decided I didn't like it.  It needed something else to make it pop.  I got some red paper and modge podged it into the inside.

Then I lined what was left with the leopard print tape and trimmed the tops.

I LOVE the combination of leopard print and red... and I love this.  However... I'm not exactly sure what I'm going to do with it... 

And I need some serious Modge Podge help.  How do you get it smooth?


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