You may remember from this post that I’m one of thirteen bloggers participating in Trade & Made, an interactive, cross-country challenge created to inspire creatives.
And today is the final reveal. So what did I end up using from my box of mystery supplies? A glass bottle from Specialty Bottle, acrylic paint + brush from DecoArt, and a kraft cone from Michaels. With those supplies, and only those supplies, I created a tiny gnome home for some of my jewelry that blends in with other decor on a shelf, etc. It kind of looks like a place a gnome would live, right?
Store rings on the ‘roof’ and smaller things, like pins, earrings, etc inside the jar (that’s the secret compartment)…Just pop off the roof, unscrew the lid, toss your jewelry in and close it back up. It would also work for other valuables that you want to hide in plain site.
How did I make it? Well, like I said, I could only use items that were included in my box. So, I mixed my own colors from the paints I received – grey, purple, and green for the blueish grey color, which I used for the roof, and orange & pink for the pinkish peach color, which I used for the base. Then it was just a matter of letting everything dry and putting the pieces together. But honestly, this project is pretty straight forward, so I’ll let the photos do the talking…
So that’s what I came up with. What do you think? Too quirky/crazy or just right?
Thank you to Michaels, For the Makers, DecoArt, Clear & Simple Stamps, and Specialty Bottle for providing all the goodies in the mystery boxes. And to Gloria, from Little White Whale, for designing the Trade & Made website that links up to everyone involved. And, of course, to Erin & Laura for inviting me to take part in this year’s challenge.
Visit the Trade & Made website to view all thirteen projects from this challenge.