Tuesday, June 15, 2010

the CSI project: dollar store challenge, entry #2

Here's my second entry for the CSI project, dollar store challenge: a magnetic memo board!

((crickets chirping))

Okay, so it's not exactly original, but I actually chose this project because I was inspired by an item I found (as opposed to copying a post directly). Side Note: Don't you hate that feeling, when you get all excited about a project and how innovative and inspiring it's going to be, and then realizing that there are 36 more just like it in blog posts already? Anyway...

I'm a sucker for anything 1. teal, 2, iridescent, 3. decorated with swirly vines, or 4. that costs $1. So when I went traipsing through Dollar Tree looking for inspiration and saw the bags of glass marbles, they had to be mine. Yeah, I know they don't have swirly vines yet — stick with me here. The first thing I thought of when I saw them was, of course, all the glass marble magnets I haven't made yet, despite their having intrigued me for years. Right across the aisle from the marbles were the metal pans and such, which reminded me of this item on my "Crafts to Do Someday" list. I decided to d├ęcoupage and paint mine, so a couple bottles of acrylic from Hobby Lobby got added to the mix. After purchasing the items and getting home, I looked back at that inspiration post and realized that it had already been a CSI entry. D'oh. At least mine is my own — and it's hand-painted!

Feel free to comment with any questions, and I'll get the tutorial fleshed-out with words as needed. For now, enjoy this picture-only how-to! :)

I've had this Chacopaper (transfer paper) since my mom gave it to me five years ago. She'd had it since...ummm...the '80's? Fortunately, it's still around, for about $5-6 a package. It works on paper, fabric, leather, plastic, wood, glass china, and metal.

ETA: After posting these pics, I realized I'd forgotten to glue the black and teal sequins & beads around the outer pan edge. Oh well...minimalist, huh? :p

If I had more time (and my sewing machine wasn't at my mom's house), I'd totally make a skinny black ruffle — as a contrast to the teal-painted "wall"/side of the pan — to go around the outside, covering up the lip of the pan. Cool, right?

Check out my other dollar store challenge entry here.

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Molly said...

I can't wait to see that tutorial. What is that tracing stuff?? I am so in love with that!!

This turned out so cute!!

Krista@thegatheringplacedesign said...

Very pretty...great job! I love that color and the design is so cute.:)

Tiffany said...

OMG! Love this idea! Who would have guessed-a pizza pan? It's so cute!!! Thanks for stopping by my little blog and commenting on my crazy back splash! Have a great day!
Tiffany @ Easie Peasie

Amanda @ Serenity Now said...

I love swirlie stuff too! :) This is such a cute project! You can make some neat stuff from the Dollar Store, huh?!

Thank you so much for joining my "I {Heart} My Crafty Cutter" party! Hope you find some great inspiration, and I hope you'll visit Serenity Now again soon. :)