Here is a question for you – how much do you think you have spent on all your scrapbooking supplies? OK, I’m sorry, you’re totally right, let’s not go there! Keeping that in mind though, here are some fun ways to make the most of all those supplies. Take your scrapbooking off the page and alter some items. Scrapbooking supplies are beautiful and versatile and look great as home décor, whether you’re decorating a lamp, a wooden box, or a ceiling fan. Read on for some fabulous ideas on how to transform plain items into priceless treasures. Your scrabooking supplies can be your magic key to custom decorations for any room, from nursery to kitchen, and everything in between.
The items on this page draw their inspiration from nature. What is it about birds and bees that captures the imagination? Their presence makes us feel the fresh breeze and hear sweet chirping. Aphra altered a wreath to hang in her scrap room to bring a little sunshine in. I chose to alter a tiny birdhouse when I found just the right paper to go with it. And Dawn created a magical little scene inside a glass box. It’s as though she captured a fleeting and forgotten moment in a forest, now forever hers.
Home Tweet Home Wreath by Aphra Bolyer
Paper, Die Cuts: My Little Shoebox, Alphabet: American Crafts, Ribbon: May Arts, Buttons: Doodlebug, Pins: Maya Road, Floss: DMC.
Tools: Punches: Paper Studio.
Aphra created this Home Tweet Home wreath to decorate her scraproom door. I think it’s amazing how she plain wreath turned a plain wreath into such a bright and colorful little scene. The birdies and adorable birdhouse match the twigs of the wreath perfectly, brining home a sense of summer and the outdoors.
Birdhouse by Ilene Tell
Paper: Harmonie, Glitter Glue, Specialty Paint: Tim Holtz (Ranger Industries), Diamond Dust: Twinklets, Chalk Ink: ColorBox (Clearsnap), Chipboard: Maya Road, Flowers: Recollections, Lace: Prima Marketing, Other: wooden birdhouse, bird.
Tools: Border Punch: Martha Stewart Crafts, Sanding Block: Making Memories.
I was inspired by the Harmonie paper that had the adorable birdhouses and birds on it. When I saw a tiny wooden birdhouse at my local craft store that looked so much like those on the paper, I just had to get it. While there, I also picked up the tiny red robin. To create the frosty “snow”, I covered certain areas, like top of the roof and the snowflakes, with glitter glue and before it dried, I sprinkled the diamond dust on top.
Nature Box 7 Gypsies Style by Dawn Gallop
Supplies: Paper: 7Gypsies, Cardstock: Bazzill Basics Paper, Flowers: Prima Marketing, Pins: Jenni Bowlin Studio, Specialty Paint, Paint Dabbers, Ink, Embossing Powder, Jump Rings, Metal Feet, Memory Capsule, Stained Glass Tape: Tim Holtz (Ranger Industires), Color Spray: Tattered Angels, Markers: Copic, Other: glass box from Michaels, moss, wood stick, skeleton leaves, feather, toothpicks.
Tools: Non-Stick Mat: Ranger Industries, Electronic Cutter, Cartridges: Making Memories Slice, Cutting Tool: X-acto, Punches: Fiskars, Other: sewing machine, sandpaper, glue gun, glue sticks.
Tape the box up first on the glass using painters’ tape this will help
having to be perfect although the paint will scrape off.