Saturday, September 17, 2011

HIMCR Challenge - #12 Altering

The challenge this week, the 3rd week of the month, is Try a Technique!  The technique for this week is Altering!!  I have altered a tin but you can alter ANYTHING!  A tin, a composition notebook (you can see my latest HERE), a bucket, a picture frame, you name it!  I even altered some Papertrey Ink packaging to make a cute gift.  You can see it HERE.  Just find something and start putting paper, embellishments, paint, whatever on it!!  With Christmas / Holiday season right around the corner it's a perfect challenge to kick start us getting some gifts ready. 

You have until Friday night, Semptember 24th to link up your creation to get entered into the monthly drawing.   You can see the September giveaway by clicking on the 'Current Giveaway' button on far right.

Here's what I came up with:

Supplies needed:
2-3 pages of coordinating paper
craft paint (optional)
Mod Podge & foam brush
the item your altering!
embellishments (ribbon, flowers, buttons, ect.)

For a template to cut out the notch and top for a tin go HERE on Splitcoaststampers.

First apply Mod Podge where your first layer will go.

Then apply the papers.

Next, apply Mod Podge all over smoothy out bubbles and wrinkles

The top can be painted, but I choose to apply paper.

Apply top the same as the sides.

I propped mine up so the top could dry and the handle not touch the drying glue.

After it dries apply any embellishments.


Reindeer cut from Create A Critter at 3 1/2".

Here's the top!
Too much?

Can't wait to see what you come up with!!!

You can see the HIMCR schedule of challenges and guidelines HERE!  Please be sure and follow the few easy guidelines so your creation will get entered into the monthly giveaway!!!

Just a few guidelines: 
1.  The current weekly challenge linky will be up until Friday night at midnight MST.  Be sure and link your creation back to the actual post and not just your blog home page.
2.  When posting your creation on your blog or online gallery please link it back to this challenge.  This helps me to spread the word and the FUN!
3.  Please create something new for the current challenge and NOT use something you've made previously.  However, you can combine a HIMCR challenge with other challenges. It is always fun to complete more than one challenge at a time!
4. Have FUN!!
5. Let me know if I forgot something!

Thanks so much for visiting me while I am
Hiding in My Craft Room!


  1. Your little tin box turned out adorable. A few homemade sugar cookies placed inside would make a wonderful holiday gift.

  2. What a fun and festive tin container! You did a fantastic job creating this Christmas gift!

  3. I just love this tin too cute and I picture it filled with fudge a perfect gift!

  4. fun challenge. I hope I did this right. I altered a sheet of letters, into a shadow box. If its not right, please delete it. I am so excited this challenge came along because I hadn't thought of altering the letters until I saw the challenge.

    Smiles Sher

  5. I love the way you decorated this little tin. You did a great job.

  6. This is really cute, Laurie! What a great gift, you've decorated it so festively. I'm just working on a frame (my first) for your challenge and will link up soon :)


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