How to make an up-cycled trinket Box

Hiya craft friends,

It’s great making use of something that would normally be thrown away, and making it pretty…well that’s a bonus! 🙂

Women of a certain age all know we all need a little help along the way, and most of use have our little pots of cream on our dresser. Well, how about making them into a useful little additions to the dresser when they are empty.

I’ve got a little soft spot for anything makeup and skincare and have tried lots of creams over the years. This was one of the cheaper ones I’ve tried, but when I had emptied it, it seemed a shame to throw away this particular one. So, I decided to upcycle it.


I was quite lucky that with just a little elbow grease and wet wipe I was able to remove the writing from the lid without marking the clear plastic.



The lid had an inlay that was easily removable, so I started by separating them.




My mum found this lovely tissue paper and gave me a few sheets. I love the butterflies on it.


I placed the top layer of the lid onto the tissue paper to decide which part of the design I wanted to use.


Once I decided on the best placement I then placed the bottom layer of the lid under the design.



I then placed the top layer and began to slowly and gently push down so the tissue paper was being sandwiched between the two.



Once I pushed as much as it would go, I turned it over. The blue needed to be pushed a little more until it was flush with the clear layer.


The excess tissue paper was cut away…


…but this left a untidy edge.


To neaten this I used a nail file in light, small circular movements…


…which flattened and neatened  the edge





Thank you as always for stopping by
Happy craftng

Good to be back!

Hiya crafty friends,

I know I have been away for some time. I’ve been having major blog problems, which I am hoping are all sorted now, but it was lovely keeping in touch with you all through my debipowelldesigns group over on Facebook.

I am so pleased to be back and as you can see there has been some changes and we are now known as

Right, I can’t contain myself any longer. I have some really exciting news to share with you. If you have the new issue of the Tattered Lace magazine (#32) you can see my 4 page feature (my first every…eek!) making masculine cards using the Fisherman Die.

I have still been busy crafting away, especially my sample making for Tattered Lace Dies. So I thought I’d share some of my favourite makes for the past few months.

I’ve also been planning for the c word…Christmas crafting! I always promise myself that I will start early, but never quite get round to doing it. I really want to make some handmade gifts this year too. When do you start your Christmas crafting? Do you make handmade gifts too?

I have made some Candle holders, and I will share the tutorial soon. But if you visit debbipowelldesigns Facebook page, I have posted a sneak peek 🙂

Hey! Just an idea…what do you think about an event over on my Facebook page for Christmas Crafts idea sharing evening? Let me know what you think and if enough people are interested, I will try and make it happen

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