I was super excited to see this challenge as just the week before I unearthed my (nearly) vintage collection of Kinder Surprise egg foil wrappers. When I first moved to Canada, 20 years ago, I was fascinated by Kinder Surprise. It wasn't about the chocolate (which I often just give to my Hub). It was the toys, paper assembly instructions, the eggs themselves, and the nice heavy foil wrappers. So I saved all of those things for many years. Friends would bring their eggs over for me to unwrap, so they wouldn't get a dirty look for ruining their foils....anyway, enough about my obb/com collection habits...My plan for the foils was to cover a set of travel boxes, for my vitamins and sundries. So this challenge gave me the incentive to actually do that LOL. I thought I only had enough wrappers to do one box, but I ended up with enough to do them both...with one Kinder Surprise foil left over (and lots of little bits).
My carefully flattened stack of foils.
The only progress shot I managed to take..
I thought I was done here, but decided I wanted less white showing, so I tore bits of the orange up and added it to cover more of the white.
It reminds me of some sort of odd cow pattern...if cows were orange and white with black writing and little blue spots
. You can also see here that I decided to cover the handle with the silver side of the foils.
Here's the other side of the small box.
And there is the back of the large box and the top of the wee box. I chose to not cover the small box handle because it is a nice chocolate brown (in real life) and it reminds me of the eggs themselves.
I'm quite happy with how they both came out, and it was nice to have a crafty way to carry all that boring stuff around on my recent trip to my folks. I used the outdoor ModPodge to apply the foils, and I think I like it better then regular MP....though it still did need a coat of spray sealer to stop all the stickiness...
Thanks for looking