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Topic: repurposed watch box, mini calender and magnets (lots o pics)  (Read 1676 times)
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« on: April 15, 2010 02:11:30 PM »

Everything I used I got at the Upcycle Exchange here in St Louis.
The mini calender had thumbnails of each month's postcard on the back cover. The paper was thick and sturdy, so I cut them all out and put them on sticky back magnets. Then sealed with decoupage and acrylic sealer.







I used an ed hardy watch box. I removed all the gold 'hardware' pieces, removed the display pillow and velvety stuff from the box, took the inner box out of the cover. 


I painted the cover white on both sides, then put some pictures i cut out of a used mini calender of vintage postcards from Italy on there with decoupage.  I sprayed everything with acrylic sealer 2-3x


Famiglia means family in Italian - I made this little card to put in the inside lid. I wrote it by hand using a downloaded font as the guide, then decoupaged and sealed it.


I lined the box with some felt, and a piece of cardboard from a cereal box covered in rose fabric. I also replaced the original black strap with a new one out of the same fabric.
Then I put the gold hardware back on



the before pic of the watch box
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« Reply #1 on: April 15, 2010 03:42:25 PM »

I love everything, especially the magnets! I live in the St. Louis area as well and I have never heard of the Upcycle Exchange before. Could you please let me know more about?
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« Reply #2 on: April 15, 2010 03:47:41 PM »

Yeah, I'm from the St. Louis area too, and I haven't heard of the Upcycle Exchange either. If you found awesome supplies like these then I definitely need to check it out.  Grin

Everything turned out great! That writing on the box is killer.
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« Reply #3 on: April 15, 2010 04:11:39 PM »

awesome, always glad to find some other local crafters! Let me know if you guys would ever be interested in a swap or something.

the upcycle exchange isn't open all the time, but once every few months it's open to the public. it's sort of a thrift store/rummage sale/bag sale type thing. their purpose is to get people, artists and crafters to use more post consumer materials to craft/make art with. I paid $10 to fill a paper bag with anything i wanted. they have tons of stuff like fabric, notions, recycle/reupurpose items like bottle caps, plastic stuff, scrap paper, tape, a huge variety of stuff, most of it things that would normally be thrown away. they also have a program to sign up as an artist and you can advertise through them for free* (*that comes with your membership dues which are pretty cheap) once you're a member you can go to the 'shop' more often and i think it's either free or $5, i'm not positive on that. i think they are having another artist signup soon. another great thing is that you can donate just about anything to them and they'll probably take it.

their website:
http://www.upxchange.com/

"Welcome to The Upcycle Exchange, a pilot program for indie craft events. Whats the big idea? Well, a lot small craft businesses make useful, stylish stuff from things you might toss in the trash, or that otherwise clutter your home. Though we adore the hours we spend picking over thrift stores and garage sales, its an inefficient and time consuming way to gather materials. The truth is that wed like spend a lot more time making merchandise, and be able to do so with a consistent stream of supplies.

If you love to buy handmade, and love the planet, and like to save moneythen youll love this!"
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« Reply #4 on: April 15, 2010 04:13:53 PM »

Yeah, I'm from the St. Louis area too, and I haven't heard of the Upcycle Exchange either. If you found awesome supplies like these then I definitely need to check it out.  Grin

Everything turned out great! That writing on the box is killer.

the font is called "the King & Queen font" and i got it from http://www.dafont.com/
i just put the text i wanted into word and used that as a guide to write it myself, pencil first, lots of erasing and then micron pen
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« Reply #5 on: April 16, 2010 12:22:21 PM »

Thank you, Diver, so much for the info! Another place you may want to check out is Leftovers, Etc. It is in the St. Charles area, but with the Page Extension it is still relatively close. I occasionally volunteer there.  Yet another place I recently heard of is Restore. It is run by Habitat for Humanity and is a great place to salvaged or new building materials. Here is the link for Leftovers, Etc.: http://www.leftoversetc.com
Here the link for Restores in the Missouri: http://www.habitat.org/cd/env/restore_detail.aspx?place=50 I'm always amazed by all the exciting organizations in the area that I have never heard of!

I would love to be involved in a swap in the future. Unfortunately, right now, I'm helping my sister get items for her house in Kirksville ready, so I'll be a bit too busy until late June/ early July.
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« Reply #6 on: April 16, 2010 01:27:37 PM »

This is really awesome, I had no idea that any of these places were around here and I've lived in the area all my life!

I'm in the same boat as ducktape_diva, being all crazy busy right now, but we should all definitely do some swapping in the future.
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« Reply #7 on: July 12, 2010 09:54:12 PM »

You have a beautiful box!  Very inspiring.  This is a great gift idea for sure!!!!
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