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« on: May 14, 2005 10:51:38 PM »

Awhile back I switched from using liquid soap to powdered soap. Because I swear it has a stronger scent, and I like that! So after I did the eighty loads, that the box claims to provide, I didn't want to throw the box out because it's so cute with it's little handle and top!
 
So...here's my recycled laundry soap box project!

So you'll need to empty the box really well, because the soap tends to stick, I even took my vacuum to it!


Next I carefully removed the handles on each side and primered the box with regular spray paint, just to get the neon glow off!


Then I took the dried box inside and started decoupaging it with Mod Podge and old romance comics from the sixties
(oh how I love these!)


I left out some spaces so I could glue on other embellishments later.


Next I covered the empty spaces with some buttons and sequins, I even added some sequins to the handle!


Punched two holes in the top lid and in the middle, added elastic and a button closure.

Wah-La! Now I have a cute and kitschy box, perfect for holding my latest knitting or crochet projects!



I still have to figure what to do with the little green scoop that comes with the soap though, any ideas?
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« Reply #1 on: May 14, 2005 11:13:31 PM »

Ooh that's awesome! I love the old comics and the buttons and sequin add a fun touch Grin Great job!
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« Reply #2 on: May 14, 2005 11:37:43 PM »

that is so cool! maybe you can make the scoop into a keychain and put it on there. Its a dumb idea but it just might work  Wink
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« Reply #3 on: May 16, 2005 09:57:00 AM »

Cool!  But I am such a nerd I wouldn't cover the box!   Grin  For the green scoop, when I worked at the botanical gardens, we used those in the kids' classes for planters.  All you have to do is put pushpins in the corners of the bottom (to make feet) and poke a couple of drainage holes (with the pushpins), put some dirt in, and sprinkle seeds on the top.  It takes a little finagle-ing to get the pins in the right place to balance with the dirt!
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« Reply #4 on: May 16, 2005 06:49:45 PM »

That rocks!  Everything about it is just right, any time recycling and sequins can be combined is a good time indeed!  I must, must make one!

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« Reply #5 on: May 17, 2005 05:00:16 PM »

Cool! But I am such a nerd I wouldn't cover the box! Grin For the green scoop, when I worked at the botanical gardens, we used those in the kids' classes for planters. All you have to do is put pushpins in the corners of the bottom (to make feet) and poke a couple of drainage holes (with the pushpins), put some dirt in, and sprinkle seeds on the top. It takes a little finagle-ing to get the pins in the right place to balance with the dirt!


i wouldnt cover it either. Neon is hot.
You should use the scoop to make  ahard-sided pocket on the inside for your cell-phone or other paraphernalia. It's too hard to explain how I am thinking of doing it, I am sure you could figure it out.
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« Reply #6 on: May 18, 2005 05:51:38 AM »

woahh that's awesome. i'm almost done with my tide and i think i know what's going to happen to the box Smiley
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« Reply #7 on: May 18, 2005 05:09:12 PM »

that box is hot!

what if you washed and used the scoop for coffee beans or kitty food? or maybe to scoop out bath salts? punch holes in it and it could be a kitty litter scoop (can you telll i've got a kitty?)
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