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Beachy Upcycled Bottle and Box

Hello Craft Friends! Dana here! I'm here to share my last project for the month of June! I am so looking forward to Summer and hopefully head to the beach! To celebrate Tres Jolie 5th Anniversary and Challenge, I'll be creating a  Beachy Upcycled Project! 

I'll be using some Tres Jolie Chipboards (be sure to visit the shop and see all the newest Chipboards available for purchase!) And also some other products in my craft stash! The Paper collection I chose is from Prima Marketing and Frank Garcia's "St Tropaz collection. 

The items I'll be using from my stash are Tim Holtz Distress Ink Gathered Twigs  foam dots, Craft glue, metal charm, Finnibair Impasto paint Mint, Finnibair Stone Effect paste, and Folkart Calypso Sky acrylic paint, jute cord.

The upcycled products I'm using is an empty fabric softener bottle and square box I had lying around. You can use any size bottle or box you have at home. Here's a photo of the bottle I'm using. 

We'll begin our project and remove the outside label from my bottle. Wash and dry throughly. 

Taking some Finnibair Impasto paint Mint and Finnibair Stone Effect paste-Pumice Stone, I applied some of each and mixed them together, using my pallet knife. Then using a stiff old paintbrush, I applied the paste mixture to the top and bottom edges of my bottle.This adds texture to your design. I then dried using my heat tool. Then I took some Folkart Acrylic paint-Calypso Sky, and applied lightly over my paste. Set aside to dry throughly or use your heat tool. Here's acouple photos: 

Next I cut apart some border strips from my paper pad. I inked along the edges using Tim Holtz Distress Ink Gathered Twigs. Here's acouple photos!

Then I applied some Mod Podge onto each section of my bottle and adhered my strips in place. Then brush another light coat of Mod Podge over your border strips. Don't add too much or your paper may buckle.

Taking some jute cord, I wrapped it around the top spout of my bottle. I tied a small  metal anchor charm onto my cord to match my theme. 

Here's  my bottle looks so far. 

I cut a piece of Tres Jolie’s Black Chipboard leaves ( this was leftover from last months Scrapbook kit) if you visit the shop you can find similar chipboard pieces. I glued this onto my bottle, added a few Prima flowers (from my stash) and a ephemera sentiment from this paper collection. Here's a photo of my beachy bottle: 

Next we'll be creating out beachy Upcycled box! My box measures 4 3/8 x 4& 1/4 inches.Mine also has a flip top lid. But any size box you have on hand will work. You'll just need to adjust the measurements. See photos:

To start I chose some wood plank papers from the St. Tropaz collection, and cut as follows:

Lid: 4 & 3/8 x 4 & 3/4 inches

Sides: 4 & 3/4 x 2 & 1/8 inches 

Inside bottom: 4 & 1/4 x 4 &1/2 inches 

Front and back outside: 4 & 3/8 x 2 & 1/8

Inside Lid: 4 & 1/4 x 4 & 3/4 inches. 

Here's a photo!

I didn't cover the bottom of my box with paper  but you could if you desire. 

Cut, ink and glue your base papers onto your box both outside and inside. I cut a sentiment strip measuring 4 & 3/8 x 3/4 inches, scored at 3/4 inch and adhered along the top edge of my box where the Hinge meets. 

I chose 2 Tres jolie Chipboard trim pieces and a chipboard window to use as an embellishment on my box. Heres a photo of the chipboard pieces i chose:

I cut the chipboard trims to fit across all 3 outside edges of my box and glued at the top.  Here's a photo!

 Now taking the Tres Jolie window chipboard piece, I cut out a some vintage ladies (Journaling card from my crafty stash) and glued this to fit behind my chipboard window! I adhered a chipboard sentiment from the St. Tropaz collection, on the window frame and a small Prima flower on the top arch on my window. Using my hot glue gun, I added some more Prima flowers on the bottom left corner of my box. I tucked a pink heart puffy sticker behind my flower petals, and a ephemera butterfly along with a seashell. Taking the ephemera sentiment "Beautiful " I inked the edges and taking my bone folder I curled each end of my sentiment piece. Then glued along the bottom edge. I finished decorating the front of my beachy box with some Prima Crystals and chipboard sticker gold heart! 

On the inside flap of my upcycled box, I glued a chipboard sticker heart/sentiment piece in the center. Here's a photo!

Now our box is finished and ready to fill with seashells or small trinkets! I think this would make a great gift idea too! And why not create one for yourself too! Here's some closeup photo!

I hope I've inspired you today! I think it's fun to see what we can create using empty household items and boxes, and help the environment at the same time!  

Thank you for visiting the Tres Jolie blog! Be sure to check back soon to see what our other designers have created using our June kits! 

I'll be back next month to share more crafty inspiration with you! Until then, Happy Crafting!


We have a new mood board challenge for the month. Here are the rules. 
*You can create any type of project for the challenge. 
*You MUST say what you were inspired by. 
*You MUST include the twist in your design. 
*We would love to see you USE AT LEAST 1 of Tres Jolie’s products on your projects but it isn’t required to play along.
It MUST be a new project.
Here is the mood board:

 The twist for this month is: VINTAGE STEAMPUNK

Place your entries in the June 2023 challenge folder on Tres Jolie Kit Club Cafe Facebook page. This challenge ends on June 30th 2023 at 11:59 pm CST. All entries must be in this folder to be eligible for the prize (to have everyone eligible to win, we are limited the same winner to once every 3 months).

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1 comment

  • Both these projects are just beautiful.


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