Monday, February 15, 2010

Before and After







I promised to share my oatmeal box with you from my cookie baking last week.... I scrapped and completed it yesterday afternoon and it will most likely be gifted out with cookies or candy as a small gift to a friend.... Tom had collected what seems to be hundreds of guest soaps from staying in motels his trucking career and I have many I have started wrapping in old book pages ... They could be gifted also...
The box I have in the last picture was a gift from Hickory Farms we received for Christmas... The box was so strong I hated to toss it so I scrapped it also.... You see if you live at my house you get embellished..... I think I have too much time on my hands and think of a way something could still be enjoyed.... If we look at items in a different way many times they can turn out to be something very special......



13 comments:

The Feathered Nest said...

I just love them both Marietta!!!! You wouldn't even know what they were! Isn't it so rewarding though to take something that would normally be thought of as trash and transform it into something beautiful?? Have a wonderful week sweet friend, hugs and love, Dawn

Shopgirl said...

Now I will look at the oatmeal box in a different way. I have a couple right now that soon will be empty...I think you made something very special out of a normal throw away...I love this...Hugs, Mary

Marilyn said...

Love, Love, Love it!! What a great way to recycle!!
Love,
Marilyn
xxoo

Queen Bee's Musings said...

Such A great idea.. you can be very inspiring. Thank you

The Victorian Parlor said...

Marietta,

These are gorgeous!!! You did a marvelous job! You have inspired me:). I eat oatmeal for breakfast daily and now I know what I will do with the boxes.

Blessings,

Kim

SharDon Exclusives said...

Your creations are always beautiful but that oat meal box is wonderful!!! I cover tins and cookie boxes for gifts. It is fun to reuse an item and make it so special.
Have a Beautiful week
Sharon

Sandi said...

LOVE what you did to recycle Marietta!! They are gorgeous and would make wonderful cookie or gift containers. You are very inspiring!!!
Blessings~

Lady Farmer said...

Sheesh! Why didn't I think of that! What a terrific way to give cookies ~ in a dressed up oatmeal box! I love this! Thanks for sharing such a great idea!
Blessings!

sweetjeanette said...

Wow! I so love the "after" !!!! Great job!!!!

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Madame Sucre said...

i love your blog and your creation!! it does show that its very unique and alot of time and creativity was put into it!
Hugs and Kisses all the way from Kuwait !

Celestial Charms said...

Love the oatmeal box idea. It looks beautiful.
Maureen

FredaB said...

Hi Marietta

I have saved the last two containers just because I couldn't throw them away. Sound familiar. Now I know what I am going to do with them. Also have a couple of smaller nut cans that are round and would also work. Yours turned out beautifully. I had thought of keeping them for shipping small items and what a way to send them. Two gifts in one. I have added you to my list and really enjoy your blog. It is an everyday read for me now.

Hugs

FredaB

Carol Anne's Boutique said...

Hi Marietta, WOW how stunning your boxes are...I just love them!!! You have really inspired me! You did such a beautiful job!!!
Thanks so much for stopping by my blog and leaving your sweet comment...it was so lovely hearing from you! :)
Hugs, Carol Anne