Wednesday, 29 June 2011

How long is a piece of string?

Here's another project I can cross off my very loooong 'to do' list. 
I have been wanting to try this ever since I saw it on Sharyn's blog - La Vie en Chic
I am so happy with the result.

I have been looking at the same plastic soap dispenser in my kitchen for about a year now - just filling it up with good, old, economy hand wash. It was definitely time for a revamp!

Here's the 'during' process.   
I used garden twine around the dispenser - this is just the cheap stuff, but it has little bits of wood chip in it and whisps coming off, that make it look so pretty IRL. The glue is Hi Tack all purpose glue and it's stuck down really well.
I finished off with a layer of cream lace to the top and bottom

Then, it just needed a tag.
Do you like the sweet, little ticket.
I made this with my favourite, new gadget at the moment.
It's a McGills Multi Ticket punch - available at Crafty Emma's Store. You can punch 3 sizes of ticket with this punch (this is the largest one).
Everything I make is going to have a ticket on it from now**
The inside of the ticket was made up on my comp.

Challenges - 
Top Tip Tuesday - T is for?    My 'T' is for Twine
My Mum's Craft Shop - Something Old, Something New.   The old is the dispenser bottle and the new is my ticket punch.

Supplies -
Old Soap Dispenser.      Twine.       Lace.
Tim Holtz journaling ticket covered with Prima, Botanical paper.
Prima white bloom, punched bloom and pearl centre.
Cream bow with glittered heart.
McGills Ticket punch.


Lisa Minckler said...

I'll take 5 of them!! LOL.
This is completely awesome and I'm so happy you shared this fun project.
Thank you so much for your sharing your twine and tag with us at Top Tip Tuesday for the "T" challenge.
Happy stamping...
Lisa xx

Juls said...

so creative!!! and effective!!! LOVE it!!!! Hugs Juls

Anonymous said...

GASP!!!! What a fabulous project! This is one I really MUST try. Just love it!! xxx

Vicky said...

Wonderful hunni...what a fabulous idea..!

have a lovely evening...hugs Vicky xx

Doreen said...

This is gorgeous what a great idea.Thanks for sharing this with us at

Sue said...

Oh my this is wonderful and such a fabulous idea,TFS:)

Thank you for joining us at MMCS

Stressed Stamper said...

Thats fab - great idea - though knowing my family they would dribble the soap down the string!
Sarah x

shaz earl said...

Fabulous idea, thank you for joining us at CYDA this time, hope you will join us again good luck xx

Penni said...

Wow this is fabulous and I love the ticket.


Sheena said...

What a fab idea! Sheena xx

Lee said...

Oh my,you've done it again.Another amazing and imaginative creation.Thanks for

Sue said...

Hi hun
this looks fabulous a lovely gift, i think i will have to give this a go, just got empty pot, sue,x

Faye said...

Is there anything you can't make?! ;) This is fabby, love it, Thanks so much for playing at MMCS too. xxx

Shan said...

Wow Caroline. This is sooo beautiful. It would be a wonderful addition to a bathroom. I just love the lace you used. Would be interested in knowing where you find your lace if you dont mind my asking. I also wanted to say thank you for recommending the graphics fairy to me. Hope you are enjoying your weekend.

Judy Rozema said...

Wow! This is just a neat project in every way! Thank you for joining us for "T is for..." at Top Tip Tuesday!