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>> Sunday, March 27, 2011


Have you ever looked at trash and thought "Gee, I could make something out of that!" ?

Back in December after opening all those wonderful Christmas gifts, one box really stood out. The clear plastic front was twice as heavy as normal and didn't have many scratches, so I just had to save it :)

Well, I finally got to put it to good use this week - along with some left over paint that came with a "paint your own ornament/suncatcher" kit! You can't get more green that this project!

To start with, knowing I was going to emboss I coated my plastic well with some embossing magic powder, then stamped our new Spring Flower Suncatcher using Stazon Jet Black ink. I heat embossed it using clear powder and then I was all set to paint.

Using the leftover "glass" paints, I let the paint drip off my brush to fill in all the sections and let it dry for an hour or two. After cutting it out (and cutting the center section out too) I added a hole in the top, attached a jump ring and some yellow ribbon.

In no time I was hanging it in a window to take a picture!

Thanks so much for stopping by, and remember to check your trash!!!


Karin said...

How cool! It's just beautiful and looks just like stained glass :)

Pam said...

Beautifully done faux stained glass! Kudos to you for being green. I do the same thing. Isn't it a good feeling?

Jennifer E. said...

Great idea! I was thinking of doing something similiar with this, but using a plastic "CD." Couldn't figure out how to get it to hang thou! Nice job!

Julie- justwritedesigns said...

Awesome, Sue! I'm so glad I'm not the only one saving stuff from the trash. Look how beautiful your suncatcher turned out!

1CardCreator said...

This turned out gorgeous!

Samantha said...

Great job Sue!

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