Friday, June 28, 2013

Friday Focus

QUICK ANNOUNCEMENT:  Rebecca has a great Friday Focus highlighting Venise lace, but this week instead of having one group of products on sale, we are putting the entire shop at The Funkie Junkie Boutique is on a 10% off discount - USE COUPON CODE 10off.   That means, over and above the normal 20% discount, you will be getting 30% off on most of the name brands at the boutique through July 7th.  And then the boutique will be closed from July 8th through July 16th.  So stock up before our first summer vacation break!


Hi Everyone~ Happy friday. I hope this week was a fruitful one for you. It was for me and now I'm looking forward to a day of rest, but not before I share a simple project using one of my favorite embellishments, lace trims....

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This gift package began from a simple can, that I pulled from a recycling bin...

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I just love to re-use, it what you will, but this is one sturdy little can that can hold markers, paint brushes, crochet hooks, rolls of tape, ribbons or trims, a stack of cookies, assorted round tea bags or in this case, it will hold a collection of knitting needles as a gift!...

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The first step is to wipe out the inside with a rolled up kitchen cloth. Then I cut a piece of kraft card stock 10-3/16" high x 10-1/2" wide. Using 1/4" wonder tape, I attached it to the can. Diving into my stash of luscious lace trims, I located a favorite 1/2" venice lace to edge the bottom of the can. Again, I used wonder tape to adhere the trims. It's the simplest, easiest way I have found. My personal preference is to attach the tape to the trim and then adhere it to the can. It works the other way around as well...

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My deepest, elaborate trim was placed above that. I love the way it swags across the surface. It only requires a single strip of wonder tape along the top edge of each trim. That's a lot easier than it may first appear! Another layer of white rose trim sits above it. A die cut oval and some white embossing fill the center portion...

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Just below the rim of the can, I adhered another deep trim, though not quite as deep as the one at the bottom. Since the lid is clear, I added a 3" doily to the top of the lid by glueing it just along the outer edge. Another narrow trim covers the lip of the lid. It is very pretty having the little trim cascading over the deeper trim on the can...

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The very last embellishment is made of two triple bows that were adhered at right angles to the top of the lid. A cluster of paper or silk flowers would be beautiful as well. Add some lace to your repertoire of creative products. Even if you lean to the funky side, it's too much fun to skip playing with this versatile supply. It lends itself to distress stains, distress inks, craft sprays, markers and all the ideas yet to be dreamed of!! Enjoy~




  1. Stunning make and great recycling. X love the lace trims x

    Have a lovely weekend

    Annie x

  2. WOW Rebecca!! LOVE the way you've transformed this snack pot. I adore Linda's Venetian lace and this really plays it up beautifully. Hugs, Jenny x

  3. Gorgeous alteration!

    kind regards, Alie :-)

  4. What a fabulous bit of recycling. I'll never look at this product again in the same way. Thank you so much for the brilliant tutorial. Have a good Day. Hugs Rita xx

  5. This is so cool, Rebecca. What a clever way to use the gorgeous Venise laces!

  6. What a fantastic altered gift box - brilliantly done! And what an amazing offer, Linda - wow!
    Alison x

  7. Beautiful project Rebecca ! The lace looks amazing against the Kraft. Sue C x