going green

It’s time for a new Challenge Chicks challenge! 

This month it’s Anna’s turn and her challenge is “It’s Not Easy Being Green“.  You can choose to use the color green, go green & upcycle, etc.  I chose to upcycle five TGI Friday’s drink coasters (love their Mango Peach Lemonade)…

and turn them into a box to hold my adhesive pearls…

A friend of mine, Judy K, made a similar box several years ago which hold my gemstones.  It was holding both gemstones and pearls but I really needed a second box!  Now maybe I’ll find what I’m looking for a bit easier.

These boxes are very simple to make.  Just cover 5 chipboard coasters with designer paper.  (I like to cut the paper a bit larger and then trim the excess with scissors.)  Then punch holes down two opposite sides on 4 of the coasters with a Crop-A-Dile.  The fifth one is the base and will not be punched.  Tie the sides together with ribbon.  When you have the sides adjusted as you like, fit it over the base, trimming the base slightly if needed.  Remove, then add a bit of glue around each side of the base coaster and attach in place.

Did you notice the gorgeous flower stamp on the front?  It’s a sneak peek of one of Korin’s new Sweet ‘n Sassy sets being released Friday!  (shhh)   😉

I cut and layered the center of the flower, shaping the petals a bit…then added some tiny pearls.

Come play along and show us your Green Projects on our Facebook page! Or use the keyword CHXMAR13 if you upload to the SCS gallery. And be sure to click on the links below to check out what the other Chicks created!

  • anna wight
  • diane zechman (me)
  • jeanne streiff
  • kelli hull
  • kelly schirmer
  • lydia fiedler
  • vicki garrett
  • stamps- Sweet ‘n Sassy Flower Blocks 1; paper- SU! Soft Suede and Everyday Enchantment dsp; ink- SU! Soft Suede, Calypso Coral, Memento Tuxedo Black; accessories- drink coasters, adhesive pearls, dimensionals, Crop-A-Dile.

    8 responses to “going green

    1. Love this idea! I have some coasters from Tracy still! (Have you heard from her?). Very pretty image too!

    2. Very pretty and what a great idea for bling storage!

    3. Yikes, I just love this. What a cleaver idea to make something so pretty to hold bling. Thanks for sharing and I just had to pin this to my pinterest craft idea board.

    4. How gorgeous is this… and helpful as well. Fabulous project, Diane.

    5. Those are really cute!!! I thinks this is a great idea for souvinirs. 🙂

    6. Runs with scissors

      That turned out great! I love the addition of the bling.

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    8. Absolutely love this box. What a neat way to use those coasters.

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