Friday, September 17, 2010

Decoupage project... W.I.P.

Yesterday was the first day since I started this blog, that I failed to post something... I'm not sure if that is a good, or a bad thing, but I do have an excuse.  I started a project that consumed most of my day.  I started out with this-
I've had this cute little cabinet for years, just waiting for the right inspiration.  Then I dug out these-
An old, 1952 High School Dictionary, in pretty rough shape, and this roll of adorable "Flower Fairy" wrapping paper that has also been in my crafting stash for years.  Not pictured is the bottle of decoupage medium, a Goodwill find...  After much snipping, trimming, tearing and gooping (not necessarily in any order) I came up with this-
This little chest of drawers is destined to be my "Seed Saver" storage, at least for the tiny seeds that don't take up lots of space.  I'm not done with it, mind you.  I intend to add a few more Calendulas and Hydrangeas, and patch a few thin spots with some relevant definitions and illustrations.  The beauty of decoupage is that you can just keep layering and layering!  I have to watch the thickness around the drawers, though.  I want them to slide in and out properly.  It's kind of hard to see the little fairies on the face of my cabinet, since I had to cut them apart to make my drawers operational.  Here are some shots of the side panels-
and Hydrangea!  Aren't they sweet?  I'll post more pics soon, once I've finished...
And here it is!  I am fortunate that there were a few actual Calendula's still blooming in my garden for the photo shoot...


  1. Wow, that is so frickin' cute!!! I love how you designed it! Did you cut out those pictures with just scissors?? What a job!
    Isn't decoupaging fun? Instant gratification. You did a great job - you could get good money for that.

  2. The fairies and flowers are cut out, the dictionary pages are torn. I've always enjoyed cutting paper... it takes me back to my childhood, learning to use scissors, but I try to keep my tongue from showing these days...

  3. I can just see that tongue peeking out as you cut and paste. I really like this, Tass.

  4. It would be cute with a couple of envelopes from seed packets incorporated on it, too

  5. I considered using seed packets, but the only ones I have, have seeds in them! I'll have to save my empties for future projects...