Saturday, September 8, 2012

Don't forget your Backpack!

Hi, everyone! Dani Donner here on my first ever post here at the ScraPerfect blog! Yeeek! (Excited would be an understatement, ha!). I can't hardly express how honored I am to be part of this time of amazing (and talent) people.

And because I wanted to bringing some cool and special for my first post, I've spent the week combing the web in search of a cool project to share. Well, the search brought amazing results and I choose one to help everyone out there who has kids going back to school. I found this super cute altered item at Lisa Storms' website (one talented lady) and fell madly in love with them. SO this week I decided to give one for each of my boys' teachers and here is the tutorial:

I used my Best Glue Ever to cover the small cardboard box (don't forget to lightly sand it, helps adhere the paper) with pattern paper. Added a pattern paper lid to the back of the box. You may want to put a small magnet in the lid and seal it in with some cardboard to make things sturdier. Use your super dupper amazing Embellie Gellie to help you embellish the front. Add two stripes of pattern paper to the back to complete the backpack and... Done! You have a cute little backpack that you can ill with chocolate and give as a gift for the teacher or even or other students (imagine a Halloween themed one, cute!). Here is a better look at the finished project:

I hope you have like the project! See you soon...

Dani Donner


Margie H said...

Such a cute idea for back to school, Dani! Again, congrats on being on the DT!

Susie Bentz said...

OMG this is so cute! I am going to start saving my Crystal light boxes. Great pictures showing the steps.

Great first post!

ScraPerfect said...

Cute Cute Cute!

However...No sanding necessary!!!

Although the directions on the blog where you found the project may have said to sand lightly, they weren't using the Best Glue Ever. Our glue is so tacky and strong--the paper will adhere fine as is!

Robyn L. Coburn said...

Very cute project. Another little box that is useful for this kind of thing is the Jiffy baking mixes.

Deborah Mahnken said...

This is spectacular! How totally cute. Can you imagine how cute this would be for party favors, too?!