Friday, May 20, 2011

Teaching an Old Box New Tricks

You may or may not have caught my little box of Kona Solids in my last post:

Let me tell you a little story about how that came to be.  C'mon.  I'd listen to your stories if you'd tell them to me.  ;)

So last Christmas, I spied these adorable boxes of Smore's Party Mix at Meijer in the after-Christmas clearance.  They sounded nummy and all (and yes, let me tell you . . . they WERE), but more than that I was just taken with their packaging:
Smores Bowl - Before

Please tell me other people buy stuff because of the box it comes in?

Anyway, on clearance I want to say they were 80 cents each or something, so I snatched up 2 thinking I'd transform them somehow when I was done eating a ridiculously bad for me snack.  As in, so bad it's GOOD.

Anyway . . . it only took 5 months, but I finally did some work on one of them:
Smores Bowl - After

Yes . . . I broke out Mod Podge . . . something I seem to have on hand even though I probably haven't used any in probably 5 years.  It took lots of cutting (once you open up that box on both sides . . . there's a LOT of odd ground to cover), and a generous amount of MP, but I'm really happy with the transformation.

And for now I'm nestling the two together to corral my Kona solid fat quarters:
Kona Cotton Fat Quarter Storage

And that is a beautiful thing.


♥Duff May 20, 2011 at 12:20 AM  

What a transformation! It's spectacular! Another inspiring post!! I don't know about that post title though....

Two Shades of Pink May 20, 2011 at 1:15 AM  

Love it! And loving your fabric storage too!

Ronni and Sean May 20, 2011 at 9:28 AM  

Looks so great! The box and the whole display in general. And I think I recognize a little penguin hiding in there. ;)

Natalie May 20, 2011 at 10:35 AM  

I also buy things because of the packaging, or if i am brave i try to negotiate just buying the packaging. There are not enough cute boxes in the world for the projects I have planned!

aubrey May 21, 2011 at 2:02 PM  

Very cute! And the functional cuteness totally cancels out any naughty snacking. All your organized fabric looks awesome!

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