A Crafts Community For Craft Ideas & DIY Projects - Craftster.org
Help | About | Contact | Press | Advertise | Cookie Policy | Terms | Site Map
Welcome, Guest.
Please login or register.
Random Tip: Joining an Organized Swap? Please review the rules and info on a regular basis.
Total Members: 302,746
Currently Running With Scissors:
556 Guests and 19 Users
Home Craftster Community Crafting Articles Craft Tutorials My Craftster Crafting Calendar City Guides Craft Shop


Pages: [1]
Jump to page:
  Show Images Only     Send this topic  |  Print  |  Bookmark  
Topic: Portable Altar / Decorated Box  (Read 2129 times)
Tags for this thread:  Add new tag
Share the love... Pin it Submit to reddit add to Wists
1+
 
BeccaJaneStClair
Follow the Butterflies....
Offline Offline

Posts: 1861
Joined: 28-Dec-2005

I'd rather swing on the moon than a star.


View Profile WWW available for personal swaps
« on: August 27, 2007 12:46:21 PM »

I made this portable Altar for a friend of mine:



The box is actually a box that SA got Hershey Kisses in at Christmas time - it was  a very sturdy cardboard, so I coated it in about three layers of white spray paint, then decopaged on the celtic fabric. 

Inside:


Decopaged on Chinese symbol paper.

I also made this to go with it:


just a fairy hot glued to a seashell.

Here's all the insides:


missing from the photo is an altar cloth I made out of purple fabric, and a painted wooden bucket. 
THIS ROCKS   Logged

(formerly AnnaOnTheMoon)

http://blog.beccajanestclair.com ~ http://annaonthemoon.livejournal.com ~  http://www.wists.com/annaonthemoon  ~ http://pinterest.com/annaonthemoon
bookstorebabe
Offline Offline

Posts: 3154
Joined: 11-Oct-2006

Girl Genius! Kaja&Phil Foglio


View Profile WWW available for personal swaps
« Reply #1 on: August 27, 2007 02:39:40 PM »

Nice job!
THIS ROCKS   Logged

"If you're going to go for tech that doesn't exist,think Willy Wonka,not Hoover!" Firefairy@craftster
<a href="http://StudioLTD@etsy.com.>StudioLTD"</a>| Couponcode CRAFTSTER 10%
<a href=https://www.etsy.com/shop/HipsterHive?ref=shop_sugg>HipsterHive</a>|
http://www.pinterest.com/studioltd6
BeccaJaneStClair
Follow the Butterflies....
Offline Offline

Posts: 1861
Joined: 28-Dec-2005

I'd rather swing on the moon than a star.


View Profile WWW available for personal swaps
« Reply #2 on: August 27, 2007 03:07:48 PM »

Thanks!
THIS ROCKS   Logged

(formerly AnnaOnTheMoon)

http://blog.beccajanestclair.com ~ http://annaonthemoon.livejournal.com ~  http://www.wists.com/annaonthemoon  ~ http://pinterest.com/annaonthemoon
calluna
Friend of Craftster Friend of Craftster

Offline Offline

Posts: 4165
Joined: 08-Oct-2006

wandering...


View Profile WWW available for personal swaps
« Reply #3 on: September 01, 2007 05:49:55 PM »

I thought it was going to be more like a cigar-box shrine to something in particular (I have those on the brain right now); I really like YOUR idea, though, of having everything for an altar or impromptu-creation-of-sacred-space together in a portable container. Could definitely be customized, too, for a person's specific belief system. Well done!
THIS ROCKS   Logged

This crafter is out of service most of the rest of 2015 due to a wild schedule, swapping once in a while when I can't fight the feeling anymore ("I've forgotten what I started fighting fooooor...").
Personal swaps: I have lots of home-grown rosemary and white sage available, plus altered journals.
BeccaJaneStClair
Follow the Butterflies....
Offline Offline

Posts: 1861
Joined: 28-Dec-2005

I'd rather swing on the moon than a star.


View Profile WWW available for personal swaps
« Reply #4 on: September 01, 2007 08:50:36 PM »

Thanks! I made mine for someone who I knew was Pagan, but I wasn't sure what "flavour", so I tried to incorporate several into it.  I semi based it off of a celtic druid type of altar, but yeah, it would be easy to incorporate whatever you wanted, and decorate differently.

I'm more happy that I managed to re-use a hershey kiss box my friend was going to toss out!
THIS ROCKS   Logged

(formerly AnnaOnTheMoon)

http://blog.beccajanestclair.com ~ http://annaonthemoon.livejournal.com ~  http://www.wists.com/annaonthemoon  ~ http://pinterest.com/annaonthemoon
clockworkclover
But, why is the rum gone?
Offline Offline

Posts: 279
Joined: 19-Sep-2005

View Profile WWW available for personal swaps
« Reply #5 on: September 06, 2007 01:13:12 PM »

I really like this idea, it's portable, and it's self-enclosed for when it's not in use (great way to keep out the pesky cats)! Smiley   
I think I'll have to find a box to make one!
Thanks for the idea.
THIS ROCKS   Logged

Life has taught us that love does not consist in gazing at each other, but in looking together in the same direction. -Antoine de Saint-Exupery
BeccaJaneStClair
Follow the Butterflies....
Offline Offline

Posts: 1861
Joined: 28-Dec-2005

I'd rather swing on the moon than a star.


View Profile WWW available for personal swaps
« Reply #6 on: September 06, 2007 02:40:50 PM »

you're welcome Smiley

Just take a look at the types of boxes you have laying around - a few coats of spray paint and mod podge will strengthen most boxes up.  A shoe box might even work, if you wanted something a little larger.
THIS ROCKS   Logged

(formerly AnnaOnTheMoon)

http://blog.beccajanestclair.com ~ http://annaonthemoon.livejournal.com ~  http://www.wists.com/annaonthemoon  ~ http://pinterest.com/annaonthemoon
Threads you might like:
Pages: [1] Jump to page:
  Send this topic  |  Print  |  Bookmark  
 
Jump to:  



FacebookTwitterPinterest
only results with images
include swap threads
advanced search



your ad could be here!

How-To Videos
What Is Image Stabilization?
What Is Intelligent Auto? What Is Scene Mode?
Why is there a delay when I take a Picture?
What is Facial Recognition?
How Much Zoom Do I Need?
Latest Blog Articles
@Home This Weekend: Bird Feeder
Tute Tuesday: Rustic Fabric Pumpkins
I See London; I See France!

Comparison Shopping




Support Craftster
Become a
Friend of Craftster

Buy Craftster Swag
Buy Craft Supplies
Comparison Shopping

Craftster heartily thanks the following peeps...
Moderators

Follow Craftster...






Powered by MySQL Powered by PHP Powered by SMF 1.1.11 | SMF © 2006-2009, Simple Machines LLC
SimplePortal 2.3.5 © 2008-2012, SimplePortal
Valid XHTML 1.0! Valid CSS!

Copyright ©2003-2015, Craftster.org an Internet Brands company.