Wednesday, July 14, 2010

Clearance Aisle Treasures with Tammy Tutterow

One of my favorite places to find things to alter is on the clearance aisle at Michaels and Hobby Lobby. I find the best decor stuff there super cheap. The trade off is that it is usually in pretty rough shape, but since I am going to reface it, it works out just fine for me!

When I find really good things super cheap I usually buy them all, like this fun wooden hinged case. I found three of them, all in various states of disrepair for only a couple of dollars each!

By adding paper from the Maya collection (Polka, Stripe, and Floral) along with some ribbon, Glitzers, Teeny Alpha Stickers, and a Journaling Sticker, this little box has new life!

For a fun flower, I punched four flowers from paper (Floral) and shaped them with a stylus and foam pad to give them shape. I then layered and adhered two together. I added a brad to the center that I coated with Stickles and topped with a single stone from a Frosting strip. I added two leaves cut from paper (Stripe).

I to make a set, I re-faced a pink flower shaped frame that I also found on clearance. When decorating pre-made frames, it makes super fast work to select a pre-painted frame that is a coordinating color to your pattern paper.

I added flowers along with a Titles sticker (matted onto paper) and a rub-on to finish the frame.

When finished, the set looks very different than they did on the clearance aisle! Both are now ready to adorn a pretty pink princess room with Glitz style!


Cassie_lu said...

these are beautiful and would be so cute in a girls room

danni reid. said...

absolutely AMAZING sweet Tammy, love, love the set!

Rhonda Van Ginkel said...

So super cute! Just beautiful projects!!!

Karen McAlpine said...

Amazing accents!! Love how use actually used the things you bought on clearence. Way to go!

Anonymous said...

Wonderful items! What kind of adhesive to you use, out of curiosity, to hold the paper?

Tammy Tutterow said...

I use Therm O Web's Mounting Adhesive Sheets to apply all of my paper to decor items. It sticks to wood, metal, glass, everything. You could use a decoupage glue, but I love that the sheet is dry and lets me work right away with waiting.

Tracie H said...

So cute, Tammy - and perfect for any princesses bedroom.