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Friday, December 9, 2011

Lawnscaping RED Blog Hop!!!!

Hi there friends!! Welcome to the Lawnscaping ALL ABOUT RED blog hop!!!! You should have hopped over to me from the fabulous: Patricia’s blog, and I’m so happy you’re here!!

I’m super excited for today’s hop & can’t wait to see all of the goodness that’s in store for us all this weekend! I mean, lets be serious - with Lawn Fawn involved how could every project NOT be amazing right?!?

A few things you should know, the hop runs from December 9th through December 11th! Make sure you comment on everyone’s blog because Lawnscaping has lined up some fabulous prized (AS USUAL) and you don’t want to miss your chance at winning one!!! The amazing sponsors for this hop are LAWN FAWN, MOLD MUSE, and WHISKERS GRAPHICS - you can find all of the full details on Lawnscaping Blog!!!! The more blogs you comment on, the more chance you have to win. You may even make some new friends along the way, Lawn Fawn fans are by far the sweetest and most creative peeps out there!!!

Anyway, so you’re here to check out my project!!! I went with the RED theme and decided to go different that what I though everyone else would be doing. I made a Christmas gift for my daughter’s preschool teacher using various Lawn Fawn Stamps, Festive Berries Distress Ink, beer bottle caps (that I’ve literally been saving for A YEAR), Fancy Pants’ Off to School Collection, Envirotex Lite Resin, a 1" circle punch, a roll of magnets, a metal tin, and Copics. Basically, what I made her was a cute little decorative tin of magnets using Copic Colored Lawn Fawn Images and beer bottle caps. Here is a look at the outside of the tin:

and here is a look at the outside:


The paper is a school themed paper, and I just used some Festive Berries Distress Ink on the edges of all of the paper. Just for added redness.

Here is how you make them:
1. Save your beer bottle caps for a LOOOONG time (and even harass your friends for theirs). Twist off caps work best because you have to glue the magnet on it.
2. Get a Metal tin (you can find them at your LSS, Michaels, Joanne Fabrics)
3. Punch out 1" circles of the patterned paper you like (1" fits PERFECTLY into the beer bottle cap).
4. Distress Ink the circles around the edges.
5. Stamp a ton of images (LAWN FAWN, OF COURSE) onto white paper (I used Copic white paper) and color the images in with Copics.
6. Fussy cut the images out (also known as paper piecing) and position them on the 1" circles that you cut and then cut off excess.
7. Use Glossy Accents to glue your circle into the bottle cap (this is important otherwise the circle will shift when you add the resin).
8. Follow directions on resin package. I had to mix two liquids together. Then you VERY CAREFULLY (we're taking super sticky stuff here) pour them into the bottle caps filling them almost all the way. I did this on my Craft Mat.
9. Let them dry for a day or two.
10. Add Magnets to the back of the bottle caps using Glossy Accents.
11. Decorate you tin!!

Here is a loot at the backs of them:



That's it. It was quite time consuming, but I just love the result. Nifty ORIGINAL gift idea for a teacher. They each will hold up 2 or 3 sheets of paper onto a fridge, filing cabinet, etc. Like I said, I made them last year and the teachers flipped!!!

I hope you enjoyed my project, it was super fun to make. I love recycling & re-purposing items in my crafting! It makes it so much more fun to see something that you’d just throw away morph into something totally cool. Thanks for popping in! Next on the hop is the super talented Shien Shien hop over and see what she’s up to. Remember, if you get lost anywhere along the hop, just head back over to Lawnscaping’s Blog & they’ll get you back on track! YAY Lawnscaping!!!

89 comments:

  1. These are abso-freaking-lutely adorable, Heather! What a fun and clever project! Thanks so much for detailing the instructions. It's too late for me to make this year (no beer bottle caps) but I will tuck this idea away for next year and start saving those caps!

    No wonder the teachers from last year flipped!

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  2. This is stinkin' ADORABLE!! Way to up cycle, totally Pinterest worthy my friend! :)

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  3. how adorable!!! So many cute LF characters!! :-)

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  4. wow...I love them as one of my present too... it's a very detail work you've done....

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  5. The tin look so Pretty...Love how you have decorated it....your Colours are so Vibrant and lovely...TFS!!

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  6. Ohmygoodness...this is superb fantastic,Heather!!!!
    Thank you so much for sharing the details too, I love it so much!

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  7. Omg, what a fun idea! Never saw anything like this=)

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  8. Heather! Your project/magnet tin gift is amazing. Love that idea. You're so talented. Love love love it! Thanks for sharing :)

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  9. SUPERRRRRRR CUTE IDEA!!!!!!
    AND LOOK AT ALL THE BEER BOTTLE CAPS...SEEMS LIKE YOU'VE BEEN HARASSING YOUR FRIENDS A LOTT.... (ROFL)
    STUNNER......
    LOVE ALL THE ADORABLE STAMPS & PAPER U HAVE USED.
    LOVE ITTTTTTT !
    tfs

    Hugs,
    Riti

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  10. Great project, love the images :)

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  11. Wow wow wow your project is superb. Really great..Love your work. FANTASTIC !!

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  12. Completely adorable!! This is such a fantastic project!!

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  13. Oh my goodness, this is such a fun project, what a lovely gift idea too....love all the little critter magnets in the storage tin :)
    TFS
    Jenny x

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  14. Heather, this is fabulous project! I love this projects!

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  15. I'm impressed bit time,these could be made with animal themes or flowers.Very creative ,I would be happy to get them.

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  16. WOWWWWWWWWWWWWWW all I can say is WOWWWW!!!!!!! amazing project Heather! I LOVE it so much!

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  17. so cute - makes me wish I still had a school-aged child so I could give this to their teacher! Wait - I have friends who are teachers! SCORE! And I have beer bottle caps (ahem...no, not tons of them...yet!) So cool!

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  18. I LOVE THIS!!!!!!!!!! this must be the most unique present ever!!! Bright, fun, did i say i love this? :) hello from Greece :)

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  19. Seriously! Oh My Gosh! I know why you have been absent from blogging for a little while, this must have taken you forever! I mean just look at all the critters on the front of the box, not to mention the ones inside! WOW! I am totally impressed, this project is amazing and so creative. :) Well worth the saving of bottle caps for a whole year, Fabulous FABULOUS job my friend! :)

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  20. Oh my goodness, this is one of the cutest and most original ideas I've seen in a while. You're gonna be the teacher's pet for sure when she gets this.

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  21. Oh good glory, this is the cutest idea and most perfect execution ever! So worth your time! Love it!!!

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  22. wow these are so amazing...what fun ideas.
    Thanks for sharing..

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  23. What an amazing idea.

    Rebecca
    brrck@yahoo.com

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  24. Oh my goodness! This project is amazing! I can see a lot of time and love went into this, definitely a lot of time! I love the box and the adorable magnets! This is a terrific idea!!!!!!! LOVE LOVE LOVE LOVE LOVE!

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  25. Wow, that is awesome, Heather! I love it.

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  26. These magnets are adorable. I can't even imagine how long it took to make this fantastic set. I love it!!

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  27. what a fun project you've made ! love it !

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  28. oh dear me, this is just CUTE! Lots of detail and work into this. Just adorable!

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  29. Ok that's the best idea ever! I would cry with joy if I was a teacher receiving that! I'm so going to make those bottle caps (I mean if that's ok with you :) Just love this!

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  30. Wow! That must have taken you a very looong time! But the result is stunning! What an adorable gift!

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  31. That is absolutely adorable! Thanks so much for sharing the project and idea. Must stash that away :)

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  32. This is precious! Made with so much heart and care! I would be over the moon if I were the teacher! And thank you for the tutorial - Off to harass some friends... lol

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  33. so unique I've never seen anything like it.

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  34. What a fantastic idea..love it!

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  35. what an awesome idea. :)
    win_or_lose52@hotmail.com
    http://victoriasjunk.blogspot.com

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  36. Great idea for a gift for a teacher!

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  37. What a great project! Thanks for the gift idea!

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  38. Zooooo My Goodness, how cute is this project??!! I love it!! I will definitely be bookmarking this for a future project! Adorable!!

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  39. Love the creativity! It's always fun to see a variety of projects.

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  40. WOW! Amazing project! And lots of work... I love each detail of it :)

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  41. Cool project!! I'm sure it took a lot of work but it looks perfect!

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  42. I absolutely love your handmade magnet gift;
    your hard work paid off for this unique and
    creative gift!

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  43. very nice card with all the paper piecing ! and great project too :-)

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  44. what a great idea, I'm going to have to do that with a twist....lol

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  45. what an awesome gift!! i'm sure the teachers really appreciate all the time that went into making each magnet!

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  46. great gift idea! Very inspiring.

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  47. Super cute! Any teacher would appreciate one of these cards.

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  48. So super cute! I may be borrowing this idea for my daughter's preschool teacher!

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  49. What a fun and practical gift idea! I bet your daughter's teacher will love it!

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  50. So cute. I hope I have such crafty parents when I become a teacher, ;) lol

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  51. That is one lucky teacher to get such a gorgeous gift, and she is going to LOVE all the work you put into creating this lovely! TFS!

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  52. So darn cute! Thank you for including your instructions!

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  53. Totally original! So creative! That teacher will be thrilled for sure!

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  54. Wow that is a LAWNFAWN overload! I love it all. :)

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  55. Wow, this is a great project. Love all the little lawnfawn critters in there :-). TFS xx

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  56. LOVE this project! So cute, so creative and a perfect gift. I think I'd like to make one of these sets for my kids to use on our fridge or on their magnet boards too. I'm really inspired by your post. TFS! (I've been saving the lids off my Snapple bottles, now I have a use for them!)

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  57. This project is just so creative!! I love the idea and what a great gift she is going to just LOVE it!!!

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  58. Great and unique projects!! I love this Hop!

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  59. Your gift is amazing! I can tell you put a lot of love and creativity into it! It's fabulous!

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  60. This is such a cool project. I am a preschool teacher and I totally enjoy recycled projects. Hope I can do one of this someday !!! Thanks for the inspiration.

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  61. Oh my! I can stare forever at your projects!

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  62. Wow, I have never tried resin, I always just use the glossy accents or liquid glass to fill the bottle caps! Cute idea!

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  63. I have no judging authority here...but I think your project is the most unique and clever that I have seen on any recent blog hop! What a fantastic gift! I want a set for my own house :-) Thanks for posting this!

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  64. So clever! Time consuming but well worth it in my opinion :o)

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  65. An impressive project. I love the magnets.

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  66. Fabulous project. I'm sure the teacher was absolutely thrilled to get this gift. So well done and in a wonderful tin for organization.

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  67. What a cute idea to fill the tin with bottle caps!! :D

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  68. so creative! your hard work paid off...the result is fabulous...great coloring, and wonderful use of space on the inner/outer lids. she's going to love this!

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  69. Oh my....what a great idea! LOVE your project so much!
    Thanks so much for a chance to win some Lawn Fawn goodies!

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  70. Wonderful project. Love how you made the caps. Superb details. TFS

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  71. WOW WOW WOW Heather I love this project SO much! What a great gift for any teacher! I'm a teacher and I know I would LOVE to get these! =D

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  72. Wow Heather! What a cute project with beer caps. I absolutely love it. Even if I'm not a teacher I just love it!

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  73. WOW Heather! What an awesome project! I love it! This deserves an award!

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  74. Super fun! Super cute! Super--just super! Your daughter's teacher is going to be so delighted with this thoughtful gift!! (I know I would be!)

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  75. Congrats on the Win, Heather! :)

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